nude on a blue cushion hand back  by amedeo modigliani
Pfannstiel Lanthemann Ceroni J. Modigliani Parisot Patani Restellini Wayne
Nº 173 Nº 143 Nº 147 YES 35/1916 YES ? ?
Date 1916 - 1918?
Title Nude on a blue cushion
Materials Oil on canvas
Size 60.1 x 92.1 cm
Signature: Signed "modigliani" bottom left in white
Actual Location Rybolovlev Collection?
Provenance -?-

L. Zborowski
Dr. Lacroix Collection, Toulousse
Nathan Cumming Collection, Chicago
Rybolovlev Collection?

In process

Bibliography -?-

Pfannstiel, Modigliani et son oeuvre, etude critique et catalogue raisonne, bibliotheque des arts, Paris, 1956 - nº 173
Cartier, Modigliani Nus, Hazan, Paris, 1958, pp. 93-110 - nº 173
Ceroni, Amedeo Modigliani : dessins et sculptures ; avec suite du catalogue illustre des peintures, Edizioni del Milione, Milano, 1965, p. 195
Lanthemann, Modigliani, catalogue raisonné: sa vie, son oeuvre, son art, G. Condal, Barcelona, 1970 - nº 143
Ceroni & Piccioni, Il dipinti di Modigliani, Rizzoli, Milano, 1970 - nº 147
Diehl, Modigliani, Ed. Flamarion, Paris, 1977, p. 71
Hall, Modigliani, Phaidon, Oxford, 1984 - nº 32
Castieau-Barrielle, Modigliani, ACR Editions, Paris, 1987, p. 181
A. Ceroni, Les nus, 1989, p. 53
Parisot, Catalogue Raisonee Modigliani, Graphis Arte, 1991 nº 35/1916
Patani, Catalogo Generale, Leonardo, Milano, 1991-94
Piccioni,  Modigliani, Rizzoli / Skira - Corriere della Sera, Milano 2004
Klein, Modigliani: Beyond the Myth, The Jewish Museum, 2004-2005, p. 134, pl. 50 - dated 1916
Soto Caba, Modigliani, The timeless face, Libsa, Madrid, 2007

In process

Exhibitions -?-

New York, The nudes of Modigliani, Perls Galleries, 1966 - nº 11
Washington, Selections from the Nathan Cummings Collection, National Gallery of Art, 1970 - nº 37
New York, Selections from the Nathan Cummings Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1971 - nº 37
New York, Amedeo Modigliani; loan exhibition, Acquavella Galleries, Inc. 1971 - nº 28 (Cumming Collection - dated 1917-1918)
New York, Modigliani: Beyond the Myth, The Jewish Museum, 2004

In process

Detail of the ear where the drawing is clearly visible and is painted over the color (on top of the color)


This painting was changed by cleaning, Modigliani used to varnish his nudes in order to achieve an old style look, he was inspired by Titian venetian colors with his
own style so he mixed varnishes, the problem when deep cleaning nudes is the possibility to lost many details that make the composition so special, in this case the color where
strongly altered and many details lost.

cleaning made for the auction


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