Gitrl with sailor neck by Amedeo Modigliani
Pfannstiel Lanthemann Ceroni J. Modigliani Parisot Patani Restellini Wayne
Nº 124 Nº 121 Nº 125 YES 13/1916 128 ? ?
Date 1916
Title Young girl with a sailor blouse- la fille au col marin - la femme en blouse marin
Materials Oil on canvas
Size 55 x 35 cm
Signature: Signed " modigliani " bottom left in white
Actual Location Loan to Peggy Guggenheim Museum, Venezia (2016-7)
Provenance -?-

Berthe Weill, 1917
Leopold Zborowski, Paris
Paul Guillaume, Paris
Bernheim Jeune Gallery (1929)
Georges Benard (Bernard Freres et Cie), Paris
Sale: Drouot, Paris - Collection G. B. Sale (Gerorges Bernanrd - Bernard Freres et Cie), 9 / June / 1933- Lot 65
Sold 4.100 FF (a similar Matisse in same auction 26.500 FF) - as La fillette au col marin /toile 55 x 35. Signe en bas, à gauche.
Bianchi Collection, Paris (acquired from above)
Toso Collection, Venezia (1952)

Loan to Peggy Guggenheim Museum, Venezia
Bequest of Luisa Toso, 2016
Nº 2016.45

In process

Bibliography -?-

Berthe Weill sale brochure as nº 20 "la femme en blouse marine"
Pfannstiel, "catalogue presume" Modigliani. L'Art et la Vie. Preface de Louis Latourrettes, Seheur, Paris, 1929, p. 19 - nº 1
Apra, Tormento di Modigliani, Bietti, Milano 1945, p. 129
Descargues, Amedeo Modigliani. Braun, Paris, 1951, pl. 39
Carli, Amedeo Modigliani, De Luca, Roma 1952, pl. 12
Jedlicka, Modigliani, E. Rentsch, Zürich, 1953, pl. 30
Pfannstiel, Modigliani et son oeuvre, etude critique et catalogue raisonne, bibliotheque des arts, Paris, 1956 - nº 124
Modigliani J. , Modigliani: Man and Myth, Orion Press, New York, 1958 - nº 38
Modigliani J. , Modigliani senza leggenda, Vallecchi Editore, Firenze, 1958
Russoli, Amedeo Modigliani, Exhib. catalogue Palazzo Reale, Edizioni dell'ente manifestazioni Milanesi, Milano, 1958 - nº 8
Ceroni, Amedeo Modigliani: Peintre; Suivi des Souvenirs de Lunia Czechowska, Edizioni del Milione, 1958 - nº 71
Modigliani J. , Modigliani sans légende, Gruend, Paris, 1961 - nº 39
Lanthemann, Modigliani, catalogue raisonné: sa vie, son oeuvre, son art, G. Condal, Barcelona, 1970 - nº 121
Ceroni & Piccioni, Il dipinti di Modigliani, Rizzoli, Milano, 1970 - nº 125
Patani, Modigliani. Dipinti e disegni. Incontri Italiani 1900-1920, Mazzotta, 1984-85 - nº 48
Patani, Catalogo Generale, Leonardo, Milano, 1991-94 - nº 128
Parisot, Catalogue Raisonee Modigliani, Graphis Arte, 1991 nº 13/1916 (Parisot say signed top right, size 55 x 35 cm)
Soto Caba, Modigliani, The timeless face, Libsa, Madrid, 2007

In process

Exhibitions -?-

Paris, Modigliani , Berthe Weill Gallery, 1917 - nº 20 - titled "la femme en blouse marine"
Brussels, Modigliani: Retrospective Exhibition. Palais des beaux-arts, 1933 - nº 21 as "Le col marin"
Basel, Amedeo Modigliani, Kunsthalle, 1934 - nº 13
Roma, Modigliani, Quadriennale, 1952 - nº 20
Milano, Mostra di Amedeo Modigliani, Palazzo Reale, Curated by Franco Russoli, 1958 - nº 22
Roma, Modigliani, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna,  1959 - nº 15
Torino, Incontri Italiani, Galleria dello Scudo, 1984 - nº 48
Verona, Incontri Italiani, Galleria dello Scudo, 1984-1985
Bari, Amedeo Modigliani, Jeanne Hébuterne e gli artisti di Montmartre e Montparnasse, Castello Svevo, 2003 (curated by Christian Parisot)
Caserta, A. Modigliani Jeanne Hébuterne e gli artisti di Montmartre e Montparnasse, Belvedere Reale di San Leucio, 2003
Venezia, Cagliari, Domodossola, "Modigliani a Venezia, tra Livorno e Parigi", Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, 2005
Padova, da Canova a Modigliani, Palazzo Zabarella, 2010-2011.

In process

Other D´Atri files as nº 314, dated in 1917, size 65 x 46cm and located in Bernheim Jeune Gallery in 1929.
Canvas with holes in the corners (some of them half restored / covered with later varnish and paint )
Restoration intervention carried out by the chief conservator of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Luciano Pensabene Buemi, with funding from global private banking group EFG.
During the restoration a thick layer of non-original varnish that had been applied during a previous intervention was removed to reveal the original cold blue and gray tones as well
as the peach-colored face, which had deteriorated to beige.

In addition, the oxidation and whitening visible on several parts of the canvas were removed.
changes after restoration of fille au col marin
The importance of this restoration is the discovery of the real Modigliani.

Colors totally changed and brights (as master touches) make the composition alive.
The background is now visible and is now much more similar to Little Lucienne and shows a total advance/spoiler of his later paintings.

Use of impasto & diluted paint layers can be seen in this zoom images:

detail of the use of impasto in the face

Recently I read a report from an "expert" saying that a painting was fake because the eyes had too much make up
(he wanted to say that the eyelid was too much over painted, French experts tend to use that type of expressions)

This painting when dirty was much more in similar tones, the yellow varnish made the white touches and colors to be seen like under dark sunglasses
so the unexpected details like the eyelid colors or the peach/orange touches were not visible.

This is a very common problem with the experts "connoisseur style" they are used to create their own artist based on what they have previously seen, mainly color reproductions
in books with a strong illumination change.

What would this expert say about this painting now that real color are visible??


The painting framed in Venice Peggy Guggenheim museum:
framed at the peggy guggenheim museum

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