young girl on a chair by amedeo modigliani
Pfannstiel Lanthemann Ceroni J. Modigliani Parisot Patani Restellini Wayne
Nº 314 Nº 312 Nº 254 YES 34/1918 Nº 267 YES ?
Date 1918?
Title Young woman seated- Young girl seated with hands in lap - Young girl seated
Materials Oil on canvas
Size 91.1 x 53 cm
Signature: Signed "modigliani" top right
Actual Location Private Collection?
Provenance -?-
Antoine Villard Collection, Paris (until 1928)
Bernheim-Jeune, Paris (in 1928 - in 1930)
Georges Bernheim Collection, Paris (until 1934)
Renou et Colle, Paris (by 1937)
Charles Boyer Collection , Paris-Los Angeles (1937 to 1949)
M. Knoedler & Co,, New Yotk (1949-1950)
Henry Pearlman Collection (February 1950 to 1954)
Justin K. Thannhauser Collection, New York (acquired from above 1954 in exchange for a Cezanne work)

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
(donation from Thannhauser Collection in 1978 but in the museum since 1969)

Sale: Sotheby's New York, 1978

Galerie Beyeler, Basel (1978 - 1990)

Private Collection, Japan
Seibu Department Stores Ltd. corporative art Collection (by 2002)

Private Collection?

In process

Bibliography -?-

Descargues, Amedeo Modigliani. Braun, Paris, 1951, pl. 56
Art Digest, April 1952, p. 9
Ponente, Commentari, Rome, 1952, pl. 45
Descargues, Amedeo Modigliani, Braun, Paris, 1954, pl. 56
Pfannstiel, Modigliani et son oeuvre, etude critique et catalogue raisonne, bibliotheque des arts, Paris, 1956 - nº 314 - titled Young girl seated - 1918
Modigliani J. , Modigliani: Man and Myth, Orion Press, New York, 1958, pl. 46
Modigliani J. , Modigliani sans légende, Gruend, Paris, 1961, pl. 46
Ceroni, Amedeo Modigliani : dessins et sculptures ; avec suite du catalogue illustre des peintures, Edizioni del Milione, Milano, 1965 - nº 194
Ponente, Modigliani, Ed. Toray, Barcelona, 1969, p. 34, pl. 46
Lanthemann, Modigliani, catalogue raisonné: sa vie, son oeuvre, son art, G. Condal, Barcelona, 1970 - nº 312 - titled Seated girl - dated 1918 (located in Guggenheim Museum)
Ceroni & Piccioni, Il dipinti di Modigliani, Rizzoli, Milano, 1970 - nº 254 - titled Girl seated, hands in her lap - dated 1918 (located in Pearlman coll. but it was at Guggenheim Museum)
Ceroni & Cachin, Tout l'oeuvre peint de Modigliani, Paris, 1972 - nº 254 - titled Girl seated, hands in her lap - dated 1918
Barnett: The Thanhauser Collection 1978 - nº 31
Barnett: Handbook The Solomon R. Guggengeim Museum - nº 99, pp.218-219
Castieau-Barrielle, La vie et l'oeuvre de Amedeo Modigliani, Editions ACR, Paris, 1987, p. 200
Schmalenbach, Amedeo Modigliani, Prestel, Munich, 1990, p. 138 - nº 86
Parisot, Catalogue Raisonee Modigliani, Graphis Arte, 1991 - nº 34/1918- titled Seated girl - dated 1918 (located in Galerie Beyeler, Basel)
Patani, Catalogo Generale, Leonardo, Milano, 1991-94 - nº 267 - titled Girl seated, hands in her lap - dated 1918 (located in Galerie Beyeler, Basel)
Parisot, Amedeo Modigliani, 1884-1920 : itinéraire anecdotique entre France et Italie, ACR edition, 1996, p. 157
Decrooq-Restellini, L'Ange au visage grave, Musée du Luxembourg, Paris, 2002, pp. 348-349 - nº 85 - titled Girl seated, hands in her lap - dated 1918 - size 92 x 53
Soto Caba, Modigliani, The timeless face, Libsa, Madrid, 2007

In process

Exhibitions -?-

Brussels, Modigliani: Retrospective Exhibition. Palais des beaux-arts, 1933 - nº 64
Basel, Amedeo Modigliani, Kunsthalle, 1934 - nº 55
Dallas, Private Collections of American Professional and Business Men, Dallas Museum of Art, 1952 - nº 37
Palm Beach, Amedeo Modigliani, The Society of the Four Arts, 1954 - nº 25
Miami, Amedeo Modigliani, The Lowe Art Gallery, 1954 - nº 25
Tokyo, Modigliani exhibition, National Museum, 1985 - nº 102
Nagoya, Modigliani exhibition, Aichi Prefectural Art Gallery, 1985 - nº 102
New York, The Justin K. Thannhauser Collection, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1978
Basel, L' Eternel femenin, Galerie Beyeler, 1989-1990
Martigny, Modigliani, Fondation Pierre Gianadda, 1990 - nº 87
Düsseldorf, Amedeo Modigliani: Malerei, Skulpturen, Zeichnungen, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, 1991 - nº 71
Zurich, Amedeo Modigliani: Malerei, Skulpturen, Zeichnungen, Kunsthaus, 1991 - nº 71
Paris, Modigliani: l'ange au visage grave, Musée du Luxembourg, 2002 - nº 85

In process


Nº 63 in D'Atri papers as young girl seated, size 92 x 53 - dated 1919 and signed top left ( a mistake??? ) the text next to the number make it certain that is this painting with provenance in Bernheim, 1929


Signature of the painting:



Detail of the pointy 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, the ears are full in details, as detailed as the eyes or the hair...


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