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Tête de femme

Gelatin silver print

inscribed in pencil ‘Florence Henri Paris 1931’ in an unidentified hand on
the mount below the image

circa 1931

280 x 215mm.

Provenance: Erica Brausen, London (acquired directly from the artist); thence by descent to Jean-Yves Mock, Paris & London.


Tête de femme is a beautifully-composed and gentle portrait of an unidentified sitter and was executed and printed circa 1931. It was given by Florence Henri to the famous London gallerist, Erica Brausen, who was a close friend of Henri’s and who herself sat for a number of portraits by Henri. Upon Erica Brausen’s death, the photograph passed to Brausen’s life-companion, the Pompidou curator Jean-Yves Mock.

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