Hanka Zborowska in a landscape by  amedeo modigliani
Pfannstiel Lanthemann Ceroni J. Modigliani Parisot Patani Restellini Wayne
Nº 256 Nº 364 Nº 229 YES ? Nº 239 YES ?
Date 1918?
Title Portrait de Madame Zborowska - Hanka Zborowska in a landscape - Bust of Hanka with tree on back - Hanka Zborowski with white shirt
Materials Oil on canvas ? (probably textured cardboard?)
Size 55 x 46 cm ?
Signature: Signed "modigliani" bottom right
Actual Location Private Collection, Japan?
Provenance -?-

Leopold Zborowski, Paris
Parent Collection, Paris (1928?)
Bignou Gallery, Paris
Alex Reid & Lefevre, London (by 1928)
Josef Stransky Collection, New York (by 1936 to ?)
McGowan Collection, Los Angeles
Sale: Sotheby's, New York -9/May/1989 - Lot 37
Sold: 2.800.000 USD
Private Collection, Switzerland (by 1991?)
Private Collection, Japan?

In process

Bibliography -?-

Probably nº 3311 in stock book of De Hauke & Co. Inc. New York, , 1929 - Cost price 453 GBP - Selling price: 800 GBP
Pfannstiel, "catalogue presume" Modigliani. L'Art et la Vie. Preface de Louis Latourrettes, Seheur, Paris, 1929, p. 41 - reproduced p. 128
Scheiwiller, Arte Moderna Italiana nº 8 Amedeo Modigliani, U. Hoepli Ed. Milano, 1935-XIV , pl. 27 (Alex Reid & Lefevre, London)
The Art Digest, New York, - 1/April/1936 - nº 13 - Volume X , Illustrated in cover and located in Stransky Collection
Pfannstiel, Modigliani et son oeuvre, etude critique et catalogue raisonne, bibliotheque des arts, Paris, 1956 - nº 256 - title Mme. Zborowska - dated in Cagnes 1918
Ceroni, Amedeo Modigliani: Peintre; Suivi des Souvenirs de Lunia Czechowska, Edizioni del Milione, 1958 - nº 108
Ceroni & Piccioni, Il dipinti di Modigliani, Rizzoli, Milano, 1970 - nº 229 - title Bust of Hanka with tree on back - dated 1918 - as lost
Lanthemann, Modigliani, catalogue raisonné: sa vie, son oeuvre, son art, G. Condal, Barcelona, 1970 - nº 364 - title Hanka Zborowski with white shirt - dated in Cagnes 1919
Ceroni & Cachin, Tout l'oeuvre peint de Modigliani, Paris, 1972 - nº 229 - title Bust of Hanka with tree on back - dated 1918 - as lost
Patani, Catalogo Generale, Leonardo, Milano, 1991-94 - nº 239 - title Hanka Zborowska with tree in back - dated 1918
Soto Caba, Modigliani, The timeless face, Libsa, Madrid, 2007

In process

Exhibitions -?-
London, Paintings by Amedeo Modigliani, Alex. Reid & Lefevre Galleries, 1929 ?
Kansas City, William Rockhill Nelson Gallery, 1936
Colorado Springs, The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 1936
South Korea, Amedeo Modigliani and Jeanne Hébuterne, Aram & Harmony Art Museum of Goyang, 2008, curated by Marc Restellini

In process

Nº 151 in D' Atri papers -as Mme. Sborowska Anna - dated 1918 Cagnes- 55.5 x 45.5 - Provenance in Parent 1928> Zborowski > Bignou 1929


Detail of signature in visible normal light:



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

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