>To see the works listed year by year, go to the CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ page.
- He was a Milanese banker and appraiser for auction houses and later an art critic, died in 1970.
- His 3 publications, 1958 - 1970 - 1972 are used as the only source today by Sotheby's & Christie's.
- In his day he was considered as a fully respectable and unique source.
- He only covered the period from 1906 (the arrival in Paris) to the death of the author.
- No work previous to 1906 is even mentioned.
- He listed 337 paintings over a period of 13 years.
- His work is important because he gathered much interesting and lost information.
- As usual when the only thing supporting a work is "connoisseur" skills and the value of the eye, it doesn't last long.
- The only reason to keep it as the "source" in Modigliani at present is because the others are so apalling that he is the least bad
- After his death his widow became a "source" for unpublished works.
- His daughter is involved in Modigliani and has published some works on nudes and collaborated on some points with Parisot.
- A few artworks are for sale now with a certificate by Angela Ceroni (not sure if that is the widow or the daughter.
"CERTIFICATION" BY THE WIDOW".
|A reader sent me (thanks N) an extract from his catalogue where he says this line:
"Opposite to the catalogues that Pfannstiel presented in 1929 and 1956, I have the conviction that all the
work of the artist can't be more then 220 tableaux"
Well in his last edition he presented 337...