Divinité Chtonienne guettant le sommeil d´un jeune homme (Chthonian Deity watching over the sleep of a young man)

Leonor Fini (Buenos Aires 1907-1996 Paris)

Oil on canvas 26.9 x 41.2 cm 1946
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Georges Sebastian, conductor of the Paris opera from 1947, and at the Metropolitan and San Francisco Operas, 1903-1989; private collection, Switzerland; private collection, where?
Literature
Rozsika Parker and Griselda Pollock. Old Mistresses: Women, Art and Ideology, London, Routledge, 1981, p. 140; Whitney Chadwick, Women Artists and the Surrealist Revolution, 1985, p. 123; Whitney Chadwick, «Leonor Fini«, in Women Artists and the Surrealist Movement, 1989; Jean-Claude Dedieu, in Leonor Fini, Fondation pour l´Écrit, Paris, 2001, illus. detail. p. 15; Peter Webb, Sphinx: The Life and Art of Leonor Fini, pp.127-130, 161, 155-156 (illus double page pp.128-129), (first published in France, 2007), New York 2009; Rachel V. Grew, «Sphinxes, witches and little girls: reconsidering the female monster in the art of Leonor Fini«, in Nelson, E., Priest, H. and Burcar, J. (eds.) Creating Humanity, Discovering Monstrosity: Myths and Metaphors of Enduring Evil, Oxford, 2010, Inter-Disciplinary Press, pp. 97 – 106; Alyce Mahon, «La Feminité triomphante: Surrealism, Leonor Fini and the Sphinx« in Dada / Surrealism, No. 19, no, 1 (2013); Rachel Grew
Exhibited
Paris, Galerie Vendôme, Oct-Dec 1946; New York, Hugo Gallery, April-May 1947

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