Margherita seated in profile by Amedeo modigliani
Pfannstiel Lanthemann Ceroni J. Modigliani Parisot Patani Restellini Wayne
Nº 156 Nº 158 Nº 130 YES? YES Nº 132 YES ?
Date 1916 (Pfannstiel & Restellini dates in 1917)
Title Young woman seated - Margherita seated in profile- Margherita seated
Materials Oil on canvas
Size 73 x 50 cm? (Pfannstiel: 51 x 46 - Werner: 80 x 45 )
Signature: Signed "modigliani" top right
Actual Location Private Collection?
Provenance -?-

Netter Collection, Paris
Zak Galerie, Paris
Bing Gallery; Paris (1929)?
Harry N. Abrams Coll. New York (1953)
Private Collection?

In process

Bibliography -?-

Pfannstiel, "catalogue presume" Modigliani. L'Art et la Vie. Preface de Louis Latourrettes, Seheur, Paris, 1929, p. 25
Basler, Kunst und Kunstler, Print. Bruno Cassirer, Berlin, October 1929, p. 358 (Illustrated)
D'Ancona, 1952, p. 14
Lipchitz, Amedeo Modigliani,H.N. Abrams, New York 1952 - 1953 - 1954, pl. 32 ( size 18 x 20" = 45.7 x 50.8 cm, dated in 1917)
Lipchitz, Amedeo Modigliani,Flammarion, Paris1954, pl. 32 ( size 45 x 50 cm, dated in 1917)
Pfannstiel, Modigliani et son oeuvre, etude critique et catalogue raisonne, bibliotheque des arts, Paris, 1956 - nº 156
Ceroni, Amedeo Modigliani: Peintre; Suivi des Souvenirs de Lunia Czechowska, Edizioni del Milione, 1958 - nº 76
Werner, Amedeo Modigliani , H. Abrams, New York 1966, p. 76 (dated 1917-18 size 31 1/2 x 17 3/4" = 80 x 45 cm)
Lanthemann, Modigliani, catalogue raisonné: sa vie, son oeuvre, son art, G. Condal, Barcelona, 1970 - nº 158
Ceroni & Piccioni, Il dipinti di Modigliani, Rizzoli, Milano, 1970 - nº 130 (dated 1916)
Patani, Catalogo Generale, Leonardo, Milano, 1991-94
Decrooq-Restellini, L'Ange au visage grave, Musée du Luxembourg, Paris, 2002, mention in pp. 246-247
Parisot, Modigliani la vita le opere, Carte Segrete / Musée du Montparnase, 2006, mention in text nº 27
Soto Caba, Modigliani, The timeless face, Libsa, Madrid, 2007

In process

Exhibitions -?-

(Paris, Modigliani , Berthe Weill Gallery, 1917 - in the exhibition, nº 10 was a portrait of Margherita, could be one of the 3 known, but there is no way to say for certain which one)
Brussels, Modigliani: Retrospective Exhibition. Palais des beaux-arts, 1933 - nº ? (not sure on the number)
Basel, Amedeo Modigliani, Kunsthalle, 1934 ?
Denver, Exhibition of Masterpieces, Denver Art Museum, 1956
Atlanta, The Art of Amedeo Modigliani,Art Association,  1960
Boston. Modigliani: Paintings and Drawings. Exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, 1961
Los Angeles. Modigliani: Paintings and Drawings. Exh. cat., Los Angeles County Museum, 1961 - nº 14
New York, Amedeo Modigliani; loan exhibition, Acquavella Galleries, Inc. 1971 - nº 14 ( in catalogue the size is 31 1/2 x 17 1/2" and located in the Harry N. Abrams Family collection, NY)

In process

Other D´Atri files as nº 297 dated in 1917, wrong size 73 x 45 (possible origin of the mistake in Pfannstiel duplicating the number (154 - 155) and located in the Bing Gallery coll. in 1929 while the other is at Netter Collection.


Signature of the painting:


Pre and post cleaning:
pre and post cleaning of margherita
In Various publications the window looks blue, I´m not sure if by the effect of the photography saturation or the painting has oxidated this color:
blue window

Detail of the hair done with the stick of the brush in sculptural way:

hair detail of margherita

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