Beatrice Hastings in fron of a fireplace Amedeo Modigliani
Pfannstiel Lanthemann Ceroni J. Modigliani Parisot Patani Restellini Wayne
Nº 102 Nº 77 Nº 58 YES ? Nº 63 YES ?
Date 1915
Title Beatrice Hastings seated in front of the fireplace / Donna davanti al caminetto
Materials Oil on canvas
Size 80.5 x 64.5 cm ? ( Klein & Restellini 81 x 65 cm)
Signature: Signed "Modigliani" in top left
Actual Location VAC Foundation, Moscow?
  • -?-
    Guillaume Collection, Paris?
    Georges Cheron, Paris?

    M. Louis Libaude Collection, Paris
    Sale: Drouot, Libaude Collection, Paris - 19 / May /1920 - Lot 64

    Netter Collection, Paris ( by 1956?)
    Perls Galleries, New York
    Private Collection (by 1972)

    Sold in Auction: Christie's Impressionist and Modern paintings and sculpture, Part I - New York | 7 November 1995 - Sale 8306 /Lot 33
    Estimate: 900.000 - 1.200.000 USD
    - Sold: 1.487.500 USD

    Helly Nahmad Collection? Private Collection?
    VAC Foundation, Moscow

    in process

Bibliography -?-

Pfannstiel, "catalogue presume" Modigliani. L'Art et la Vie. Preface de Louis Latourrettes, Seheur, Paris, 1929, p. 16
Pfannstiel, Modigliani et son oeuvre, etude critique et catalogue raisonne, bibliotheque des arts, Paris, 1956 - nº 102
Lanthemann, Modigliani, catalogue raisonné: sa vie, son oeuvre, son art, G. Condal, Barcelona, 1970 - nº 77
Ceroni & Piccioni, Il dipinti di Modigliani, Rizzoli, Milano, 1970 - nº 58
O. Patani, Amedeo Modigliani, catalogo generale: Dipinti, Milan, 1991 - nº 63
Monti a cura de R. Chiappini, Catalogue Amedeo Modigliani, Lugano, Skira, 1999
Klein, Modigliani: Beyond the Myth, The Jewish Museum, 2004-2005, p. 84 plate 8 (courtesy of Helly Nahmad )
Fraquelli, Modigliani and His Models. Exh. cat., Royal Academy of Arts. London, 2006, p. 84 - nº 8
Soto Caba, Modigliani, The timeless face, Libsa, Madrid, 2007

in process

Exhibitions -?-

New York, Amedeo Modigliani, Acquavella Galleries, Inc., 1971 - nº 11
Lugano, Amedeo Modigliani, Museo d'Arte Moderna, 1999 - nº 20
New York, Modigliani: Beyond the Myth, The Jewish Museum, 2004-2005 - nº 8
Toronto, Modigliani: Beyond the Myth, The Art Gallery of Ontario, 2004 - 2005 - nº 8
Washington D.C., Modigliani: Beyond the Myth, The Phillips Collection, 2005 - nº 8
London, Modigliani and his models, Royal Academy of Arts, 2006 - nº 8 (P.C. courtesy of Helly Nahmad)
Moscow, General Rehersal, Museum of Modern Art Moscow, VAC Collection, 2018

in process

Other Not in d'Atri papers?


Detail of signature in visible normal light:


Detail of the ears made full of details and color, drawing with colors and black detail is visible and is painted over the color (on top of the color)



The painting framed while at Moscow, General rehersal, Museum of Modern Art Moscow, VAC Collection, 2018:

The painting framed while at Moscow, General essay, Museum of Modern Art Moscow, VAC Collection, 2018


For the Tate Gallery exhibition studies were made on their painting " Victoria"and the X ray showed another Modigliani painting under almost identical to the Hastings
portrait :

x-ray of Victoria

The portrait under Victoria is another version of Beatrice Hastings in front of the fireplace (dated in 1915), the position, size and perspective fits perfect:

x ray - victoria/hastings portrait

So we have a 1915 Modigliani under a 1916 or 1917 modigliani, a very common re use of a canvas, but having in mind that some experts say that Modigliani
from 1916 is supported by the merchants like Paul Guillaume and Leopold Zborowski and supplied in canvases by these merchants and therefore no longer
needs to use poor media such as cardboard or reuse canvases, then we have to rethink all over many commonly accepted opinions.

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