Head of a woman - 1910  by amedeo modigliani
Pfannstiel Lanthemann Ceroni J. Modigliani Parisot Patani Restellini Wayne
Nº 19 Nº41 Nº 30 YES 2/1910 Nº 34 YES ?
Date 1910
Title Woman bust
Materials Oil on Canvas?
Size 54.5 x 37.5 cm (Pfannstiel, Ceroni, Parisot, Patani, Ireson, Klein, Restellini: 55 x 38 cm)
Signature: Signed in the back ?
Actual Location Private Collection ?
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    Paul Alexandre Coll. Paris
    Private Collection, Paris? (Galerie Cazeau-Beraudiere, Paris)
    Frances & Bernard Laterman Coll. NY

    In process

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    Pfannstiel, "catalogue presume" Modigliani. L'Art et la Vie. Preface de Louis Latourrettes, Seheur, Paris, 1929, p. 5
    Pfannstiel, Modigliani et son oeuvre, etude critique et catalogue raisonne, bibliotheque des arts, Paris, 1956 - nº 19
    Galerie Charpentier, Cent Tableaux de Modigliani, Paris, 1958 - nº 11 ( correct size given in catalogue 54.5 x 37.5 cm)
    Ceroni, Amedeo Modigliani: Peintre; Suivi des Souvenirs de Lunia Czechowska, Edizioni del Milione, 1958 - nº 22
    Roy , Modigliani, Skira, Lausanne, 1958, p. 31
    Lanthemann, Modigliani, catalogue raisonné: sa vie, son oeuvre, son art, G. Condal, Barcelona, 1970 - nº 41
    Ceroni & Piccioni, Il dipinti di Modigliani, Rizzoli, Milano, 1970 - nº 30
    Roy, Modigliani, Nathan, Paris, 1985, p. 27
    Roy, Ed. Nathan, Modigliani, New York, 1985, p. 27
    Castieau-Barrielle, La vie et l'oeuvre de Amedeo Modigliani, Editions ACR Paris, 1987, p. 50
    Parisot, Catalogue Raisonee Modigliani, Graphis Arte, 1991 - nº 2/1910
    Patani, Catalogo Generale, Leonardo ed. Milano 1991-94 - nº 34
    Monti a cura de R. Chiappini, Catalogue Amedeo Modigliani, Lugano, Skira, 1999
    Krystof, Amedeo Modigliani: The Poetry of Seeing, Taschen Cologne, 2000, p. 23
    Decrooq-Restellini, L'Ange au visage grave, Musée du Luxembourg, Paris, 2002, p.126-127, nº 11
    Klein, Modigliani: Beyond the Myth, 2004, p. 92, pl. 7
    Soto Caba, Modigliani, the timeless face, Libsa, 2007
    Ireson, Fraquelli, Modigliani, London, Tate Modern, Skira Rizzoli, London, 2017, p. 27

In process

Exhibitions -?-

Paris, Gallerie Charpentier, Cent Tableaux de Modigliani, 1958 - nº 11
Various, Modigliani inconnu, 1993-1996
Lugano, Amedeo Modigliani, Museo d'Arte Moderna, 1999 - nº 6
Paris, Modigliani: l'Ange au visage grave, Musée du Luxembourg, 2002 - nº 11
Milano, Modigliani: l'ange au visage grave, Palazzo Reale, 2003 - nº 10
New York, Modigliani: Beyond the Myth, The Jewish Museum, 2004
London, Modigliani, Tate Modern, 2017-2018

In process


Not in D'Atri papers


Probably a reused canvas?

The painting framed at the Tate Gallery exhibit in 2017 :

The painting framed at the Tate Gallery exhibit in 2017


There is a picture at the Alexandre collection that shows the work ( Modigliani Unknown, drawings from the Alexandre collection, p. 60)


1.- There is a some sort of rare effects with the shadows, the painting in the wall is the beggar woman and is almost invisible and it is in plain light while the bust of young woman is totally in light and visible.
Light comes from the back of the players?

2.- The shadow of the chess player should place in shadows the painting as it does with the couch

But I guess it is just a trick of light.

Another picture from the same time shows the same frame in a different position but this time the painting inside is totally different.

if we apply a digital infrared to the painting frame area we see a totally different painting:

a woman in profile?
or maybe its just another frame and painting or a trick of light...

More clear:

No, it's a woman in profile

So based in the Restellini's method this photo should be a fake????
We should study the photo close in a lab previously to saying anything, don't you think Marc?

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