woman
Image courtesy of the Manchester City Art Gallery
Pfannstiel Lanthemann Ceroni J. Modigliani Parisot Patani Restellini Wayne
NO? NO NO NO ? NO YES ?
Date 1918?
Title Unknown model - Woman - Jeanne Hébuterne
Materials Oil on canvas
Size 64 x 68 cm
Signature: Signed "modigliani" in top right in dark red/brown
Actual Location Manchester City Galleries, Manchester, UK (Inv. Nº 1995.35)
Provenance -?-

George Eumorfopolous, London (by 1936?)
Sale: Sotheby's 12.6.40, Lot 31- Eumorfopolous Sale (as Portrait of his Wife, Jeanne Hebuterne)
NOTE: In this sale there is no mention to Zborowski / Bernheim Jeune provenance

Redfern Gallery, London
Sidney Bernstein Collection, London

Manchester City Galleries, Manchester, UK (Inv. Nº 1995.35)
Bequeathed by Lord Sidney Bernstein, 1995 in tax payment

NOTE: the museum has no information from Marc Restellini of the provenance or authenticity and they have no data or knowledge from the
Bernestein papers or Eumorfopolous files of the purported provenance in Bernheim Jeune.

(information provided directly from the curatorial department Manchester Art Gallery in a letter dated 21st June 2018)

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Bibliography -?-

Guy-Patrice, Dauberville, Modigliani chez Bernheim-Jeune, Paris, 2015, pp. 128-129 (da
NOTE: the museum has no information from the authors about the publication of their work at any point. Actually Bernheim Jeune Gallery is closed.
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Exhibitions -?-


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Other
Not in D'Atri papers.

Restellini claims is nº 313 but the size of that reference is 55 x 38 and signature is in the opposite place ( top left in D' Atri papers) and is dated in 1916

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Signature of the painting:

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

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restellini
Marc Restellini informed that this work is nº 210 in Pfannstiel catalogue in a private expertise dossier.

Pfannstiel Entry 1956:

Nº 210
Jeunne fille Rousse / Young redhead girl (dated in 1917)
NOTE: actual work was known in the 40's as the wife of the artist Jeanne Hebuterne)
- Oil on canvas: 65 x 54 (actual work is 65 x 68 cm)
- Signed top right
- Provenance: L. Zborowski > Bernheim jeune
- Bibliography:
Pfannstiel, "catalogue presume" Modigliani. L'Art et la Vie. Preface de Louis Latourrettes, Seheur, Paris, 1929, p. 34-35

NOTE:
Pfannstiel does not make any mention in this publication of the George Eumorfopolous property or to the Sotheby's 1940, Lot 31- Eumorfopolous Sale.

Pfannstiel Entry 1929:
p. 34
Jeune File Rousse,
Former Bernheim Jeune Collection, Paris
Previously L. Zborowski Collection, Paris
Oil on canvas signed top right, hight 65 - large 54 cm. (actual work is 65 x 68 cm)

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Note: many experts have serious doubts about the Modigliani authorship and the museum keep reserves.
The last cleaning of the work showed "facts" not common to Modigliani paintings and the presence of pigments non used during Modigliani lifetime.

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