Chaïm Soutine painted in a door by amedeo modigliani
Pfannstiel Lanthemann Ceroni J. Modigliani Parisot Patani Restellini Wayne
Nº 178 Nº 179 Nº 217 YES 20/1917 Nº 223 YES YES
Date 1917 ? (1955 exhib. dated in 1914)
Title Portrait of artist Chaïm Soutine
Materials Oil on door panel (Parisot say oil on canvas - Pfannstiel oil on wood)
Size 78.7 x 54.3 cm - original size of the door 193 x 78 cm - (Parisot, Patani, Restellini 79 x 54 - Wayne 78.7 x 54.3 cm)
Signature: Unsigned
Actual Location Marlene et Spencer Hays Collection, Nashville, USA
Provenance -?-

L. Zborowski, Paris
Private Collection, Paris (c. 1955 - lower wood already lost)
Henri Bing Collection, Paris
Nathan and Marion Smooke Collection
Auction: Phillips de Pury & Luxembourg - New York - Sale NY856 -The Smooke Collection -5/11/2001 - Lot 20
Estimate: 600.000 - 800.000 USD - Sold: 662.500 USD
Marlene et Spencer Hays Collection, Nashville
Bequest to the Musée d Orsay, Paris in 2016

In process

Bibliography -?-

Descargues, Amedeo Modigliani. Braun, Paris, 1951, pp. 20-21
San Lazzaro, Modigliani peintures, Les Éditions du Chêne, Paris, 1953, p. 7
Descargues, Amedeo Modigliani, Braun, Paris, 1954, pp. 21-22
Pfannstiel, Modigliani et son oeuvre, etude critique et catalogue raisonne, bibliotheque des arts, Paris, 1956 - nº 178
Ceroni, Amedeo Modigliani: Peintre; Suivi des Souvenirs de Lunia Czechowska, Edizioni del Milione, 1958, nº 133
Lanthemann, Modigliani, catalogue raisonné: sa vie, son oeuvre, son art, G. Condal, Barcelona, 1970 - nº 179
Ceroni & Piccioni, Il dipinti di Modigliani, Rizzoli, Milano, 1970 - nº 217
Parisot, Catalogue Raisonee Modigliani, Graphis Arte, 1991 - nº 20/1917
Patani, Catalogo Generale, Leonardo, Milano, 1991-94 - nº 223
Decrooq-Restellini, L'Ange au visage grave, Musée du Luxembourg, Paris, 2002, pp288-289 - nº 57 (wrong size 79 x 54 cm)
Wayne, Modigliani & the Artists of Montparnasse, Abrams-Albright-knox gallery, New York, 2002, p. 40, pl. 19
Soto Caba, Modigliani, The timeless face, Libsa, Madrid, 2007

In process

Exhibitions -?-

Brussels, Modigliani: Retrospective Exhibition. Palais des beaux-arts, 1933 - nº 88 ( property from S. Zborowski, Paris)
Basel, Amedeo Modigliani, Kunsthalle, 1934
Bern, Modigliani, Campigli, Sironi, Kunsthalle, 1955 - nº 4 (dated 1914)
Paris, Modigliani: l'ange au visage grave, Musée du Luxembourg, 2002 - nº 57 (size 79 x 54)
Milano, Modigliani: l'ange au visage grave, Palazzo Reale, 2003 - nº 40
Paris, Chaïm Soutine, L'ordre du chaos, Musée de l'Orangerie, 2012-13 - nº 1
Paris, The Collection of Marlene and Spencer Hays. A passion for France, Musée d'Orsay, 2013

In process

Nº 88 in D' Atri papers as portrait of Soutine, painted on the old door of the Zborowski apartment - Provenance: Zborowski in 1933


The portrait was done on the door that separated the two artists' studios in the apartment of their dealer.
Léopold Zborowski photograph of the dealer seated in front of the door.
Modigliani's painting went beyond the panel that is now known, the lower part is lost or at unknown location.

Leopold zborowski at 3 rue joseph bara in paris in front of the door Ca 1920?

Image of the door complete:

Chaim soutine portrait door complete
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