conrad moricand ? or man head
Pfannstiel Lanthemann Ceroni J. Modigliani Parisot Patani Restellini Wayne
Date 1916
Title Man portrait or Conrad Moricand
Materials Oil on cardboard
Size 55.9 x 39.3 cm
Signature: Signed "modigliani" low right (it has been known as unfinished, but it's signed, so it's finished?)
Actual Location Private Collection
Provenance -?-
Thomas May, London
Marlborough Fine Art, London
Private Collection, London (January 1968)
Sale, Christie's London, 27 June 1988, Lot 33 sold: 135.000 GBP
Private Collection?
Sale Christies, London - 20th Century Art - Sale 6146 - Lot 517 - 30 June 1999
Estimate: 250.000 - 350.000 GBP - Sold: 463.500 GBP

Saleroom Notice
Please note that Marc Restellini has confirmed that this work will be included in the Modigliani catalogue raisonne that he is preparing in conjunction with the Wildenstein Institute.
In auction text: Painted circa 1916

Marc Restellini say there is no cardboard in Modigliani's oeuvre after 1915 and that everything done later in cardboard is fake, but again he
informs that he will include this work in his CR even if its made in cardboard and dated by him in 1916?, a nonsense.

This extract from a report by him will give deeper comprehension of the private expert way of working:
4 / Study of support and technique
a) The cardboard as a support for the works of Amedeo Modigliani
Modigliani used cardboard as a medium for thirty works. In 1915, he made 14 works of this type, and this is the last year in which he uses this medium.
From 1916, Modigliani never uses this medium because it is supported by the merchants Paul Guillaume (whose personal collection was given to the French
State and is exposed at the Musée de l'Orangerie in Paris) and Leopold Zborowski. It is thus supplied in canvases by these merchants and therefore no longer
needs to use poor media such as cardboard.

This support does not exist at Modigliani after 1915.

Private Collection ?

Bibliography -?-

In process

Exhibitions -?-

In process

Other Several similar compostions in drawings reflect the name of Moricand, like this drawing with very much similar features at the Pompidou Museum Collection:

moricand by modigliani at the pompidou museum in paris

This is an image with the real colors of the painting:
conrad morican real colors

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