Lucian Freud, ‘Head of a Girl I’, 1982, Osborne Samuel
Lucian Freud, ‘Head of a Girl I’, 1982, Osborne Samuel

Printed in black on white wove paper; inscribed 'Proof' lower left in pencil and initialed 'L.F.' by the artist lower right also in pencil. The margins measure 14.7x15 cm. Printed and proofed by Terry Wilson of Palm Tree Editions.

The sitter is presumed to be the artist's daughter Esther.

Aside the signed and numbered edition of 16 and 4 artist's proofs.
Ref: Hartley 11

Terry Wilson
Osborne Samuel

About Lucian Freud

Lucian Freud is considered one of the most important figurative painters of the 20th and 21st centuries. The son of architect Ernst Freud and grandson of Sigmund Freud, Lucian Freud’s early artistic practice was characterized by a meticulously realistic approach to painting. In the mid-1950s, however, Freud diverged from this previous approach in favor of looser brushwork and richer application of color. Freud directed his modified technique and deeply probing gaze toward the discipline of portraiture, which has come to be the core of his oeuvre. Though his style continued to evolve throughout his 70 years of painting, Freud consistently focused on translating his direct perceptions, however subjective, onto the canvas, resulting in portraits that are honest, tender, and psychologically complex.

British, 1922-2011, Berlin, Germany, based in London, United Kingdom

Group Shows

Manchester Art Gallery, 
Manchester, United Kingdom,
To be Human
Nicholas Gallery, 
Tel Aviv,
Summer Hanging from the Gallery Collection
Nicholas Gallery, 
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