Beatrice Hastings by Amedeo Modigliani
Pfannstiel Lanthemann Ceroni J. Modigliani Parisot Patani Restellini Wayne
Nº 71 Nº 65 Nº 110 YES 11/1916 Nº 114 YES YES
Date 1916
Title Beatrice Hastings - "Au theatre" Beatrice
Materials Oil on canvas
Size 55.2 x 38.2 cm (Pfannstiel 55 x 33 )
Signature: Signed in bottom center "Modigliani / 1916" text in top right "BEATRICE"
Actual Location Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, USA ( Inv. Nº BF361)
Provenance -?-

Paul Guillaume, Paris
Bernheim Jeune?
Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, USA ( Inv. Nº BF361)

In process

Bibliography -?-

Morning, Alice [Beatrice Hastings]. "Impressions de Paris." New Age, July 9, 1914, p. 236
Franchi, Raffaello. "Amedeo Modigliani." La Fiera Letteraria (May 27, 1928)
Pfannstiel, "catalogue presume" Modigliani. L'Art et la Vie. Preface de Louis Latourrettes, Seheur, Paris, 1929, p. 10, nº 6
Scheiwiller, Arte Moderna Italiana nº 8 Amedeo Modigliani, U. Hoepli Ed. Milano, 1936-XIV, pl. 3
Taguchi, Modigliani, Alier-Sha Tokyo, 1936, pl. 1
Barnes, Albert C. and Violette de Mazia. The Art of Cézanne. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1939, 141, cat. data no. 359
Scheiwiller, Arte Moderna Italiana nº 8 Amedeo Modigliani, U. Hoepli Ed. Milan, 1942, pl. 3
Franchi, Modigliani, Arnaud, Firenze, 1944, pl. 5
Scheiwiller, Arte Moderna Italiana nº 8 Amedeo Modigliani, U. Hoepli Ed. Milan, 1950, pl. 5
Jedlicka, Modigliani, E. Rentsch, Zürich, 1953, pl. 13
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 71
Scheiwiller, Arte Moderna Italiana nº 8 Amedeo Modigliani, U. Hoepli Ed. Zurich, 1958, pl. 42
Lanthemann, Modigliani, catalogue raisonné: sa vie, son oeuvre, son art, G. Condal, Barcelona, 1970, nº 65
Ceroni & Piccioni, Il dipinti di Modigliani, Rizzoli, Milano, 1970, nº 110
Roy, Modigliani, Nathan, Paris, 1985, p. 66
Castieau-Barrielle, La vie et l'oeuvre de Amedeo Modigliani, Editions ACR, Paris, 1987, p. 126
Schmalenbach, Amedeo Modigliani, Prestel, Munich, 1990, p. 76 - nº 28
Parisot, Catalogue Raisonee Modigliani, Graphis Arte, 1991 nº 11/1916
Patani, Catalogo Generale, Leonardo, Milano, 1991-94 - nº 114
Wayne, Modigliani & the Artists of Montparnasse, Abrams-Albright-knox gallery, New York, 2002, pp. 204-211
Decrooq-Restellini, L'Ange au visage grave, Musée du Luxembourg, Paris, 2002, p. 47
Soto Caba, Modigliani, The timeless face, Libsa, Madrid, 2007
Madrid, Modigliani y su tiempo, Museo Nacional Thyssen Bornemisza, 2008, p. 31
Dolkart, Judith F., Martha Lucy, and Derek Gillman. The Barnes Foundation: Masterworks. New York: Skira Rizzoli, 2012, pp.274-277, 288, 295.
Brown, Erika Jo and Benjamin Johnson. Beatrice Hastings: On the Life and Work of a Lost Modern Master. Warrensburg, MO: Pleiades Press, 2016

In process

Exhibitions -?-

Paris, Modigliani, Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, 1922 - nº 21 as "Au theatre" Beatrice
Düsseldorf , Amedeo Modigliani, Art Gallery of Nordrhein-Westfalen 1991 - nº 17 (just image?)
Zurich, Amedeo Modigliani, Kunsthaus, 1991 - nº 17 (just image?)
Merion, Philadelphia, Barnes Collection.

In process

Nº 226 in D'Atri papers as Beatrice Hastings a la Toque - 55 x 33 - dated 1916 - provenance in Paul Guillaume 1929


Signature of the painting:



Detail of the ear where the drawing is visible and is painted over the color (on top of the color)



This painting is usually named as oil on canvas and newspaper collage:

collage of paper in Betrice hastings

But the newspaper is turned , to read it you should have to use a mirror, this image is already turned (see the R):

collage in mirror


And now after reading all this, can anybody explain me this image ??

it comes from Gothard Jedlicka, Modigliani, E. Rentsch, Zürich, 1953, page 29 and this is the exact image of the book, with no changes of any kind:

a close up of the newspaper area in the painting:

1.- The newspaper title say ...ER DES THEATRES
2.- Is much bigger, from the end of the T to the middle of the C, so is the whole column

Is it a critic's review of a play???

So the newspaper was changed and painted in white over and then the letters repainted again????

decide for yourself:

I bet the newspaper had some sense, something interesting over Hastings work, so the sense is now lost (is clearly not the same column & title) like the RIC letters, lost by a totally neglect restoration???

The "new" newspaper say "GIC" instead of "er des Théatres", nobody noticed?

This is coincident with the old title of the painting: "Au theatre" Beatrice.
She is seated in the theatre watching a play.

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