girl with blue eyes
Pfannstiel Lanthemann Ceroni J. Modigliani Parisot Patani Restellini Wayne
YES ? Nº 272 NO YES ? Nº 240 ? YES
Date 1918?
Title Unknown model - Woman - Portrait of young woman - Woman with blue eyes - The happy schoolgirl - La Jolie ecoliere
Materials Oil on canvas
Size 61 x 46.4cm
Signature: Signed "modigliani" in top right
Actual Location McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas, USA ( Inv. Nº 1950.99)
Provenance -?-

Paul Guillaume, Pars ?
Leopold Zborowski, Paris ?
De Hauke, New York ?
Dalzell Hatfield Galleries, Los Angeles (by 1946)
Marion Koogler McNay, San Antonio ( 1946 - 1950

McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas, USA ( Inv. Nº 1950.99)
Bequest of Marion Koogler McNay

In process

Bibliography -?-

Basler, Modigliani. Editions G. Cres, Paris, 1931 - nº 23 title La Jolie ecolière
Lanthemann, Modigliani, catalogue raisonné: sa vie, son oeuvre, son art, G. Condal, Barcelona, 1970 - nº 272 - title Young woman with blue eyes - dated 1918
Musée de Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Modigliani exib. cat., 1981 - nº 68
Patani, Catalogo Generale, Leonardo, Milano, 1991-94 - nº 240 - title Young woman with blue eyes - dated 1918
Wayne, Modigliani & the Artists of Montparnasse, Abrams-Albright-knox gallery, New York, 2002, p. 96 - nº 29 - title Girl with blue eyes - dated 1917 (mention to Guillaume provenance)
Fraquelli, Modigliani, Fort Worth and Paris, in Burlington Magazine, nº 145, 2003, pp. 254-255

In process

Exhibitions -?-

Houston, Paul Gauguin: His Place in the Meeting of East and West, Museum of Fine Arts, 1954
San Antonio, Amedeo Modigliani, McNay Art Institute, 1957 - nº 7
Houston, The Human Image, Museum of Fine Arts, 1958 - nº 68
Atlanta, The Art of Amedeo Modigliani, Atlanta Art Association Galleries, 1960 - nº 26
Boston. Modigliani: Paintings and Drawings. Exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, 1961 - nº 41
Los Angeles. Modigliani: Paintings and Drawings. Exh. cat., Los Angeles County Museum, 1961
New York, Amedeo Modigliani; loan exhibition, Acquavella Galleries, 1971 - nº 31
Tokyo ,Love and Nostalgia for Montparnasse, Daimaru, 1979 - nº 15
Osaka,Love and Nostalgia for Montparnasse , Daimaru, 1979 - nº 15
Paris, Modigliani, Musée de Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 1981 - nº 68
Buffalo NY, Modigliani and the artists of Montparnasse, Albright-Knox Gallery, 2002-2003
Fort Worth, Modigliani and the artists of Montparnasse, Kimbell art Museum, 2002-2003
Los Angeles, Modigliani and the artists of Montparnasse, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2002-2003
Villeneuve d'Ascq, L'oeil intérieur, LaM. Lille Métropole musée d'art moderne, 2016

In process

Not in D'Atri papers? Yes if we asume it is La Jolie ecolière, then nº 305 dated 1917 - Provenance Guillaume in 1929 > Zborowski, Paris


Probably :

Pfannstiel, Modigliani et son oeuvre, etude critique et catalogue raisonne, bibliotheque des arts, Paris, 1956, - nº191
- title La Jolie Ecolière - dated 1917 size 60.5 x 45.5 signed top right.

Pfannstiel, "catalogue presume" Modigliani. L'Art et la Vie. Preface de Louis Latourrettes, Seheur, Paris, 1929, p. 31-32


Signature of the painting:



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...


The painting framed at the McNay:


Probably the same girl as in this other painting dated 1918:

Woman amedeo modigliani - woman or the merry school girl, dated 1918 by experts
Girl with a Polka-Dot Blouse  amedeo modigliani- girl in a polka dot blouse dated 1919 by experts

Both head to compare:
both head to compare

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