Elena Povolozky by  amedeo modigliani
Pfannstiel Lanthemann Ceroni J. Modigliani Parisot Patani Restellini Wayne
Nº 189 Nº 195 Nº 167 YES 7 /1917 Nº 173 ? YES
Date 1917
Title Elena - Elena Povolozky 
Materials Oil on canvas
Size 64.7 x 48.5 cm ? (wayne 64.8 x 48.6 - Museum
Signature: Signed"modigliani " bottom right in white and the text "ELENA" in black on top right (reverse not seen)
Actual Location Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, USA (Inv. Nº 1396)
Provenance -?-
Elena Povolozky , Paris
Laffaille Collection, Paris
Pierre Matisse (until 1949)

Phillips Collection, Washington, (Inv. Nº 1396) Acquired 1949

In process

Bibliography -?-

Pfannstiel, "catalogue presume" Modigliani. L'Art et la Vie. Preface de Louis Latourrettes, Seheur, Paris, 1929, p. 30-31
Catalogue Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1951, p. 35
Phillips, 1952, p. 70
T. Soby, Modigliani, Museum of Modern art, New York, catalogue exp. 1954, p. 37
Pfannstiel, Modigliani et son oeuvre, etude critique et catalogue raisonne, bibliotheque des arts, Paris, 1956 - nº 189
Roy , Modigliani, Skira, Lausanne, 1958, p. 77
Salmon, Montparnasse-Montmartre, Munich, 1958, p. 161
Salmon, Modigliani a memoir, Putnam's Sons, New York, 1961 / 1957 Gérard & Co, Paris, p. 112
Ceroni, Amedeo Modigliani : dessins et sculptures ; avec suite du catalogue illustre des peintures, Edizioni del Milione, Milano, 1965 - nº 168
Diehl, Modigliani, Ed. Flamarion, Paris, 1969, p. 68
Lanthemann, Modigliani, catalogue raisonné: sa vie, son oeuvre, son art, G. Condal, Barcelona, 1970 - nº 195
Ceroni & Piccioni, Il dipinti di Modigliani, Rizzoli, Milano, 1970 - nº 168
Arno, New York, 1972, p. 35
Mann, Modigliani, Thames and Hudson, London, 1980, p. 168
Roy, Modigliani, Nathan, Paris, 1985, p. 95
Diehl, Modigliani, Crown Publishers, New York, 1989 , pp. 68-69
Schmalenbach, Amedeo Modigliani, Prestel, Munich, 1990, p. 104 - nº 54
Parisot, Catalogue Raisonee Modigliani, Graphis Arte, 1991- nº 7/1917
Patani, Catalogo Generale, Leonardo, Milano, 1991-94 - nº 173
Parisot, Amedeo Modigliani, 1884-1920 : itinéraire anecdotique entre France et Italie, ACR edition, 1996, p. 129
Wayne, Modigliani & the Artists of Montparnasse, Abrams-Albright-knox gallery, New York, 2002, p. 95 - nº 18
Fraquelli, Modigliani, Fort Worth and Paris, in Burlington Magazine, 145, 2003, pp. 254-255
Klein, Modigliani: Beyond the Myth, The Jewish Museum, 2004-2005, back cover, pl. 53, p. 137
Soto Caba, Modigliani, The timeless face, Libsa, Madrid, 2007

In process

Exhibitions -?-

Paris, Modigliani, Galerie de France, 1945-46 - nº 71 (with doubts, this is Parisot information and is not in my catalogue)
North Carolina, 1951 ?
Cleveland, Modigliani: Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture, Cleveland Museum of Art,1951
New York, Modigliani: Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art, 1951
Palm Beach - Coral Gables, 1954
New York, Amedeo Modigliani; loan exhibition, Acquavella Galleries, Inc. 1971 - nº 19
New York, Modigliani,1972
Tokyo ,Love and Nostalgia for Montparnasse, Daimaru, 1979
Osaka,Love and Nostalgia for Montparnasse , Daimaru, 1979 - nº 2
Phillips Collection, 1981-82 - nº 48
Tokyo-Nara, 1983 - nº 71 ?
Düsseldorf, Amedeo Modigliani: Malerei, Skulpturen, Zeichnungen, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, 1991 - nº 50
Zurich, Amedeo Modigliani: Malerei, Skulpturen, Zeichnungen, Kunsthaus, 1991
Buffalo NY, Modigliani and the artists of Montparnasse, Albright-Knox Gallery, 2002-2003 - nº 18
Fort Worth, Modigliani and the artists of Montparnasse, Kimbell art Museum, 2003 - nº 18
New York, Modigliani: Beyond the Myth, The Jewish Museum, 2004-2005
Toronto, Modigliani: Beyond the Myth, The Art Gallery of Ontario, 2004 - 2005
Washington D.C., Modigliani: Beyond the Myth, The Phillips Collection, 2005
Genova, Modigliani, Palazzo Duccale, 2017

In process

Other in D' Atri papers as nº 303 - Col. Povolozky, Paris, 1929.


This painting present holes in the corners, all of them covered by restoration

Image of the painting framed at the Modigliani and the artists of Montparnasse pre cleaning in 2002:
Image of the painting framed at the Modigliani and the artists of Montparnasse pre cleaning in 2002:

Image of the painting framed at the Phillips Collection after cleaning:

Image of the painting framed at the Phillips Collection after cleaning


Actual images of the painting reflect a very strong cleaning:


There is another portrait of the same sitter at private collection:

Elena Povolozky amedeo modigliani

Detail of the ears where the drawing is clearly visible and is painted over the color (on top of the color)


Marc Restellini extract from a report by him will give a deeper comprehension of the private expert way of working:


The ears: When they are left exposed in female portraits (rare), they are not detailed. Even in the portraits of men, they are not the object of so much detail.

Exactly the opposite to this case, one of the RARE, the ears are full in details, as detailed as the eyes or the hair...


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