gypsy woman with baby by amedeo modigliani
Image Courtesy of the National Gallery of Art Washington
Pfannstiel Lanthemann Ceroni J. Modigliani Parisot Patani Restellini Wayne
Nº 341 Nº 243 Nº 247 YES 20/1918 Nº 259 ? ?
Date 1918 ? (NGA dates in 1919)
Title Gypsy woman with baby - La bohemienne - Maternite
Materials Oil on canvas
Size 115.9 x 73 cm
Signature: Signed "modigliani" top right
Actual Location National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., USA (Inv. Nº 1963.10.174)
Provenance -?-
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Bing et Cie., Paris
Paul Guillaume, Paris
Bernheim Jeune, Paris
Chester Dale Collection, New York (acquired from above in 1928)

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., USA (Inv. Nº 1963.10.174)
Chester Dale bequest to NGA in 1963


In process

Bibliography -?-
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Scheiwiller, Arte Moderna Italiana nº 8 Amedeo Modigliani, U. Hoepli Ed. Milano, 1927, pl. 15
Scheiwiller, Editions des Chroniques du jour, Paris, 1928 , pl. 13
Pfannstiel, "catalogue presume" Modigliani. L'Art et la Vie. Preface de Louis Latourrettes, Seheur, Paris, 1929, p. 54
Dale, Modigliani, Knopf, New York, 1929, pl. 1
Dale, Before Manet to Modigliani from the Chester Dale Collection, New York, 1929- nº 95
Read, "The Chester Dale Collection.Vogue 25 - 15 February 1930, pl. 81
Basler, Modigliani. Editions G. Cres, Paris, 1931, pl. 26
Scheiwiller, Arte Moderna Italiana nº 8 Amedeo Modigliani, U. Hoepli Ed. Milano, 1936-XIV , pl. 8
Taguchi, Modigliani, Alier-Sha Tokyo, 1936, pl. 6
Scheiwiller, Arte Moderna Italiana nº 8 Amedeo Modigliani, U. Hoepli Ed. Milan, 1942, pl. 8
Exhib. cat., Twentieth Century French Paintings from the Chester Dale Collection, The Art Institute of Chicago, 1943, pl 42
Apra, Tormento di Modigliani, Bietti, Milano 1945 , p. 48
Franchi, Modigliani, Arnaud, Firenze, 1946, pl. 15
Venturi, Pittura Contemporanea, Milan 1948, pl. 148
Scheiwiller, Arte Moderna Italiana nº 8 Amedeo Modigliani, U. Hoepli Ed. Milan, 1950, pl. 31
Raynal, Modigliani, Skira, Genève 1951 , pl. 8
Lipchitz, Amedeo Modigliani, H.N. Abrams, New York, 1952, p. 5
National Gallery of Art, Twentieth Century French Paintings from the Chester Dale Collection, National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1952 (2nd ed., 1960; rev. ed., 1965)
Lipchitz, Amedeo Modigliani, H.N. Abrams, New York, 1953, p. 5
Lipchitz, Amedeo Modigliani, H.N. Abrams, New York, 1954, pl. 47
T. Soby, Modigliani, Museum of Modern art, New York, catalogue exp. 1954, p. 52
Pfannstiel, Modigliani et son oeuvre, etude critique et catalogue raisonne, bibliotheque des arts, Paris, 1956 - nº 341 - dated 1919
Modigliani J. , Modigliani: Man and Myth, Orion Press, New York, 1958
Modigliani J. , Modigliani senza leggenda, Vallecchi Editore, Firenze, 1958
Ceroni, Amedeo Modigliani: Peintre; Suivi des Souvenirs de Lunia Czechowska, Edizioni del Milione, 1958 - nº 135
Roy , Modigliani, Skira, Lausanne, 1958, p. 92
Cott, Stelzer, The National Gallery of Art and Its Collections, National Gallery of Art, Washington (undated, 1960s)
Exhib. cat., Twentieth Century French Paintings from the Chester Dale Collection, National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1960
Modigliani J. , Modigliani sans légende, Gruend, Paris, 1961 - nº 60
Cairns, Huntington, Walker, Treasures from the National Gallery of Art, New York, 1962, p. 178
Russoli, Amedeo Modigliani, Fratelli Fabbri, Milano, 1963 - nº 12
National Gallery of Art, Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965, p. 91
National Gallery of Art, Twentieth Century French Paintings & Sculpture of the French School in the Chester Dale Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965, frontispiece, p. 64
Cairns, Huntington, Walker, A Pageant of Painting from the National Gallery of Art. 2 vols. New York, 1966, p. 80
Werner, Amedeo Modigliani , H. Abrams, New York, 1966, p. 144
Gindertael, Shop libre diffusion, 1967, p. 56, pl. 30
Menisli d'Arte, Fratelli Fabri ed. Milano, 1967, pl. 30
Werner, Amedeo Modigliani, Garzanti, Milano, 1967, p. 144
National Gallery of Art, European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations, National Gallery of Art, 1968, p. 80
Geza, Modigliani, Budapest, Corvina Kiadó, 1969, - nº 27
Ponente, Modigliani, Ed. Toray, Barcelona, 1969 - nº 75
Lanthemann, Modigliani, catalogue raisonné: sa vie, son oeuvre, son art, G. Condal, Barcelona, 1970 - nº 243 - dated 1917
Ceroni & Piccioni, Il dipinti di Modigliani, Rizzoli, Milano, 1970 - nº 238 - dated 1918 - nº 247 - dated 1918
Ceroni & Cachin, Tout l'oeuvre peint de Modigliani, Paris, 1972 - nº 238 - dated 1918 - nº 247 - dated 1918
Arno, 1972, p. 47
National Gallery of Art, European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975, p. 238
Hubbard, Modigliani and the painters of Montparnasse, Lamplight Publ. New York, 1975, pl. 30, p. 40
Watson, Ross, The National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1979, pl. 118
Zurcher, Modigliani, Ed. F. Hazan, Paris, 1980 - nº 58
Walker, National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984 - nº 898
Roy, Modigliani, Nathan, Paris, 1985, p. 112
National Gallery of Art, European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue, National Gallery of Art, 1985, p. 274
Parisot, Modigliani, Graphis Arte, 1988, p. 177
Orion Press, Tokyo, 1989 - nº 44
Parisot, Modigliani, il segno, Electa, Florence, 1990, p. 177
Parisot, Catalogue Raisonee Modigliani, Graphis Arte, 1991 - nº 20/1918
Patani, Catalogo Generale, Leonardo, Milano, 1991-94 - nº 259 - dated 1918
Kopper, America's National Gallery of Art: A Gift to the Nation, New York, 1991, p. 245
Southgate, The Art of JAMA: One Hundred Covers and Essays from The Journal of the American Medical Association. St. Louis, 1997
Krystof, Amedeo Modigliani: The Poetry of Seeing, Taschen, Cologne,1996, 2000, p. 90
Soto Caba, Modigliani, The timeless face, Libsa, Madrid, 2007
Secrest, Modigliani: A Life. New York, 2011
Kennicott, "French Rooms Reopen, With Different Accents." Washington Post 135, no. 55 (January 29, 2012)

In process

Exhibitions -?-
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Venezia, Modigliani retrospective, XIII Biennale di Venezia, 1922 - nº 12
New York, Loan Exhibition of Modern French Art from the Chester Dale Collection for the Benefit of the French Hospital of New York, Wildenstein Galleries, 1928 - nº 28
Cambridge, Exhibition of French Painting of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Fogg Art Museum, 1929 - nº 64
New York, Loan Exhibition Held by New York University Gallery of Living Art:Contemporary Paintings, Brummer Gallery, 1929 - nº 38
Venezia, Mostra retrospettiva di Modigliani – Curated by Lionello Venturi - Biennale di Venezia , Sala XII degli Appels d'Italie, 1930 - nº 19 as Maternita
New York, Amedeo Modigliani: Retrospective Exhibition of Paintings, Demotte, Inc., 1931 - nº 3
Chicago, A Century of Progress, The Art Institute of Chicago, 1933 - nº 703
Chicago, Twentieth Century French Paintings from the Chester Dale Collection, The Art Institute of Chicago, 1943-1952 (extended loan)
Cleveland, Modigliani - Soutine Exhibition, Cleveland Museum of Art, 1951
New York, Modigliani - Soutine Exhibition, The Museum of Modern Art, 1951
Washington, Twentieth Century French Paintings from the Chester Dale Collection, National Gallery of Art, 1952 - nº 46
Washington, The Chester Dale Bequest, National Gallery of Art, 1965
Washington, Modigliani: An Anniversary Exhibition, National Gallery of Art, 1983-1984
Washington, From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection, National Gallery of Art, 2010-2012


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Other
Nº 79 in D' Atri papers - as tete de Femme - dated 1917-1918 - Duveen London 1933

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Detail of signature in visible normal light:

signature

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

ears

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

marcrestellini

Translation:
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 ear is full in details, as detailed as the eyes or the hair...

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The painting framed at NGA in 2017:

The painting framed at NGA in 2017

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There is a small portrait of face of the sitter:

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