girl with blue eyes
Pfannstiel Lanthemann Ceroni J. Modigliani Parisot Patani Restellini Wayne
YES ? Nº 272 NO YES ? Nº 240 ? YES
Date 1917 -1918? (Wayne 1917 - Mcnay Museum 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 (dated 1917)
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 - nº 19
Fort Worth, Modigliani and the artists of Montparnasse, Kimbell art Museum, 2003 - nº 19
Los Angeles, Modigliani and the artists of Montparnasse, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2003 - nº 19
Villeneuve d'Ascq, L'oeil intérieur, LaM. Lille Métropole musée d'art moderne, 2016
Budapest, Modigliani, Hungarian National Gallery, 2016
Helsinki, Modigliani, Ateneum Art Museum, 2016-2017

In process

nº 305 in D'Atri papers as La Jolie ecolière, dated 1917 - Provenance Guillaume in 1929 > Zborowski, Paris


Probably :

Pfannstiel, Modigliani et son oeuvre, etude critique et catalogue raisonne, bibliotheque des arts, Paris, 1956, - nº 191
- 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 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...


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 heads to compare:
both head to compare

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