Lunia Czechowska (à la robe noire)  by Amedeo Modigliani
Image Courtesy of Christie's
Pfannstiel Lanthemann Ceroni J. Modigliani Parisot Patani Restellini Wayne
Nº 293 Nº 382 Nº 318 YES 16/1919 Nº 329 YES YES
Date 1919 ?
Title Lunia Czechowska - The black dress - La robe noire - Lunia Czechowska in Black - Mme. Zborowska - Mme. Lunia Czechowska - Lunia Czechowska seated
Materials oil on canvas
Size 92.4 x 60 cm
Signature: Signed "modigliani" top right
Actual Location Private Collection?
Provenance -?-

Leopold Zborowski, Paris
Cornelius J. Sullivan Collection, New York (acquired from above 1932)

Sale: Estate of Cornelius J. Sullivan / Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York - 6 / December / 1939 - Lot 58

Chester Dale Collection, New York (acquired above sale)
M. Knoedler & Co., New York (acquired from above 5/April/1954)
Heinz Collection, New York ( Acquired from above 3 / November / 1954)

Sale: The Collection of Drue Heinz, Christie's New York - Sale 17154 - 13 / May / 2019 - Lot 25 A
Estimate: 12.000.000 - 18.000.000 USD - Sold: 25.245.000 USD

Private Collection?

In process



Dale, Modigliani, Knopf, New York, 1929, pl. 31 - titled Mme. Zborowska
Pfannstiel, "catalogue presume" Modigliani. L'Art et la Vie. Preface de Louis Latourrettes, Seheur, Paris, 1929, p. 49
Scheiwiller, Arte Moderna Italiana nº 8 Amedeo Modigliani, U. Hoepli Ed. Milan, 1950, pl. 32
Pfannstiel, Modigliani et son oeuvre, etude critique et catalogue raisonne, bibliotheque des arts, Paris, 1956 - nº 293 - titled Mme. Lunia Czechowska - dated 1918 - Private Collection, Paris

NOTE: at date of publication the work was out of France since 1932, it wento to public sale, then to Chester Dale Collection and on sale again. Pfannstiel data was outdated even at the very moment
of the publication. This is not an isolated case, the same can be seen with more than the half of the works published, this data show for certain how deep was the study of his publication.

Ceroni, Amedeo Modigliani: Peintre; Suivi des Souvenirs de Lunia Czechowska, Edizioni del Milione, 1958, p. 67 - nº 145
Lanthemann, Modigliani, catalogue raisonné: sa vie, son oeuvre, son art, G. Condal, Barcelona, 1970 - nº 382 - titled Lunia Czechowska seated - dated 1919
Ceroni & Piccioni, Il dipinti di Modigliani, Rizzoli, Milano, 1970 - nº 318 - titled Lunia Czechowska in black - dated 1919
Ceroni & Cachin, Tout l'oeuvre peint de Modigliani, Paris, 1972 - nº 318 - nº 318 - titled Lunia Czechowska in black - dated 1919
Davis, Sutton Place Townhouse: Italian Designer Blends Fine Art and Décor, Architectural Digest, December 1977, p 34
Roy, Modigliani, Nathan, Paris, 1985, p. 140 - dated 1918
Castieau-Barrielle, La vie et l'oeuvre de Amedeo Modigliani, Editions ACR, Paris, 1987, p. 206 - dated 1919
Oates, The Assignation, New York, 1988
Parisot, Catalogue Raisonee Modigliani, Graphis Arte, 1991 - nº 16/1919 - titled Lunia Czechowska - dated 1919
Patani, Catalogo Generale, Leonardo, Milano, 1991-94 - nº 329 - titled Lunia Czechowska in black - dated 1919
Decrooq-Restellini, L'Ange au visage grave, Musée du Luxembourg, Paris, 2002, mention as original in p. 380
Fraquelli, Modigliani and His Models. Exh. cat., Royal Academy of Arts. London, 2006, p. 134
Soto Caba, Modigliani, The timeless face, Libsa, Madrid, 2007
Parisot, Catalogue Raisonee Modigliani, Vol V, 2012 - nº 16/1919 - titled Lunia Czechowska - dated 1919

In process

Exhibitions -?-

Springfield, Opening Exhibition in Honor of James Philip and Julia Emma Gray, Springfield Museum of Fine Arts, 1933 - nº 120
New York, Twelve Portraits by Modigliani and a Group of Modern French Paintings, Valentine Gallery (Valentine Dudensing), 1940 - nº 12
Philadelphia, Paintings from the Chester Dale Collection, Philadelphia Museum, 1943 - nº 28
Cincinnati, Amedeo Modigliani: Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings, The Contemporary Arts Center, 1959 - nº 21
New Haven, Paintings Drawings and Sculpture Collected by Yale Alumni, Yale University Art Gallery, 1960 - nº 107
London, Painting the Century: 101 Portrait Masterpieces 1900-2000, National Portrait Gallery, 2000-2001
London, Modigliani and his models, Royal Academy of Arts, 2006 - nº 47

In process

Most probably Nº 215 in D' Atri papers as Mme. Tchechowska- 92 x 60.5 - dated 1917 - Provenance in Zborowski Collection, Paris (in 1929)





Detail of the ears where the drawing is clearly visible and is painted in color



The painting framed for auction in 2019:



The background of this painting is repeated in another painting:
Young woman of the people amedeo modiglianiPink Blouse amedeo modigliani
The same bed is also present in this painting:
Lunia in black amedeo modigliani

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