Image courtesy of the Musée des Beaux Arts, Nancy
Pfannstiel Lanthemann Ceroni J. Modigliani Parisot Patani Restellini Wayne
Nº 275 Nº 261 NO YES YES NO ? ?
Date 1918?
Title Portrait of a woman - Brunette woman - Woman bust
Materials Oil on canvas
Size 65 x 46 cm
Signature: Signed "modigliani" in top right
Actual Location Musée des Beaux Arts, Nancy, France
Provenance -?-
Leopold Zborowski, Paris
Bernheim Jeune Gallery, Paris
Musée des Beaux Arts, Nancy, France

In process

Bibliography -?-

Pfannstiel, "catalogue presume" Modigliani. L'Art et la Vie. Preface de Louis Latourrettes, Seheur, Paris, 1929, pp. 44-45
Pfannstiel, Modigliani et son oeuvre, etude critique et catalogue raisonne, bibliotheque des arts, Paris, 1956 - nº 275 - title Bust of young woman - dated 1918
Lanthemann, Modigliani, catalogue raisonné: sa vie, son oeuvre, son art, G. Condal, Barcelona, 1970 - nº 261
Musée de Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Modigliani exib. cat., 1981 - pl. 23, pp. 43,44

In process

Exhibitions -?-

Barcelona, Modigliani, Centro Cultural de la Caixa de pensiones,Curated by Christian Parisot, 1983 - nº 31
Madrid, Modigliani, Sala de exposiciones la caja de pensiones, Curated by Christian Parisot, 1983 - nº 31

In process

Not in D'Atri papers


Signature of the painting:



In the 1981 study conducted by the laboratoires de recherche des Musées de France by Suzy del Burgo and Lola Faillant-Dumas they reached
the conclussion that this work is a "forggerie", based on the complete inconsistences of the construction and the non concordance with other
works by Modigliani.

The Xray revealed the total lack of drawing and the pigment analysis is not coincident with those used by Modigliani.

Therefore this work is false far away from any doubt.

(Have in mind the provenance in Zborowski / Bernheim Jeune and the 1929 publication by Pfannstiel, is the Pfannstiel records non trustable?)

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