Paul Guillaume by amedeo modigliani
Pfannstiel Lanthemann Ceroni J. Modigliani Parisot Patani Restellini Wayne
Nº 88 Nº 93 Nº 102 YES ? Nº 106 ? ?
Date 1916 ?
Title Paul Guillaume
Materials Oil on cardboard ( christies's say oil on cardboard laid down on panel - Ceroni: oil on canvas)
Size 53 x 37.5cm ? (Ceroni: 55 x 38)
Signature: Signed "modigliani" bottom left in white - text " PAUL GUILLAME / U " top left-center
Actual Location Private Collection?
Provenance -?-
Paul Guillaume, Paris
Roland Leten, Ghent (by 1947 -1958)
Galerie des Arts Anciens et Modernes, Lichtenstein
M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., New York (no. A7317), (acquired in October 1959)
Harold and Ruth Uris, New York, (acquired in January 1964)

Sale: Christie's, New York, 13 November 1996. Sale 8500 / Lot 19
(in this auction size is 56 x 40.5 and is Oil on board laid down on cradled panel)
Estimate: 1.800.000 - 2.500.000 USD
Sold: 3.412.500 USD
Text in catalogue: The artist did not date the present work, but a closely associated drawing by Modigliani of Guillaume, now in The Museum of Modern Art, New York, is dated 1916

The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, Las Vegas, (acquired at the above sale)

Sale: Sotheby's, New York, 9 November 2000, lot 34
(in this auction size is 50.8 x 35.5 and is Oil on canvas)
Estimate: 3.500.000 - 5.000.000 USD
Sold for: 4.625.750 USD

Private Collection

Sale: Sotheby's, New York, 7 November 2006, lot 54
(in this auction size is 53.3 x 38.1 and is Oil on cardboard )
Sold for: 4.832.500 USD
Private Collection

Sale: Christie's - London - Impressionist/Modern Evening Sale - 18 June 2013 - Sale 1131 - Lot 22
(in this auction size is 53 x 37.5 and is Oil on cardboard laid down on panel)
Estimate: 5.000.000 - 7.000.000 GBP - Sold: 6.781.875 GBP (10.627.198 USD)

Text in the auction catalogue: Painted in 1916


Marc Restellini say there is no cardboard in Modigliani's oeuvre after 1915 and that everything done later in cardboard is fake, This cardboard is dated by all the
Experts in 1916. this make the French expert statement a total 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 -?-
Pfannstiel, "catalogue presume" Modigliani. L'Art et la Vie. Preface de Louis Latourrettes, Seheur, Paris, 1929, p. 14
San Lazzaro, Modigliani peintures, Les Éditions du Chêne, Paris, 1953, p. 6
Pfannstiel, Modigliani et son oeuvre, etude critique et catalogue raisonne, bibliotheque des arts, Paris, 1956 - nº 88
San Lazzaro, Modigliani-Portraits, Hazan, Paris, 1957,
Ceroni, Amedeo Modigliani: Peintre; Suivi des Souvenirs de Lunia Czechowska, Edizioni del Milione, 1958 - nº 58, p. 50
Lanthemann, Modigliani, catalogue raisonné: sa vie, son oeuvre, son art, G. Condal, Barcelona, 1970 - nº 93
Ceroni & Piccioni, Il dipinti di Modigliani, Rizzoli, Milano, 1970 - nº 102
Patani, Catalogo Generale, Leonardo, Milano, 1991-94 - nº 106
The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, Impressionist and Modern Masters , Las Vegas, 1998, p. 91
The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, European and American Masters , Las Vegas, 1999, p. 112
Soto Caba, Modigliani, The timeless face, Libsa, Madrid, 2007

In process

Exhibitions -?-

Paris, la grande peinture contemporaine à la collection Paul Guillaume, Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, 1929 ?
Paris, Modigliani retrospective, Marcel Bernheim (Galerie Bernheim-Jeune), 1931 ?
Paris, Hommage à Paul Guillaume, Musée de Petit Palais, 1935
Brussels, Exposition d'art français contemporain, Galerie Georges Giroux, 1947, nº 63
Brussels, Exposition de l'art vivant dans les collections privées belges, Galerie Georges Giroux,  1947, nº 62
Ghent, La Peinture dans les Collections Gantoises, Musee des Beaux-Arts,  1953, nº 112
Brussels, Panorama de l'art contemporain dans les musées et collections belges, Palais des Beaux-Arts, 1953, nº 37
Paris, Cent Tableaux de Modigliani, Galerie Charpentier, 1958 - nº 31 (in the Roland Leten Coll. Ghent - size 53 x 37.5)
Edinburgh, Modigliani, Royal Scottish Academy, 1963 - nº 18
London, Modigliani, Tate Gallery, 1963 - nº 18
Las Vegas, The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art Inaugural Exhibition, The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, 1998-9.

In process

Other D´Atri as nº 290 as oil on canvas, size 53 x 37.5 located in Paul Guillaume property
- Infrared and X ray of the painting reveal how the color of the composition was made from the center to the outside
x ray of paul guillaume
Infra red:

Image of the painting framed for auction:
Paul guillaume framed for auction

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