Pfannstiel Lanthemann Ceroni J. Modigliani Parisot Patani Restellini Wayne
NO Nº 150 Nº 163 YES YES? Nº 170 ? ?
Date 1917
Title Renée - Mme. Kisling - Bust of Renée
Materials Oil on cardboard ? ( the museum say canvas but a simple high resolution image show the borders of the textured cardboard)
Size 61.1 x 50.2 cm ?
Signature: Signed "modigliani" top left and the text "RENEE" top right
Actual Location Pola Museum of Art, Hakone, Japan
Provenance -?-
Sabouraud Collection, Paris (1933)
Private Collection, Tokyo
Pola Museum of Art, Hakone, Japan
No data of provenance to the Museum

In process

Bibliography -?-
Ponente, Modigliani, Ed. Toray, Barcelona, 1969, pl. 22
Ceroni & Piccioni, Il dipinti di Modigliani, Rizzoli, Milano, 1970 - nº 163 (dated in 1917)
Lanthemann, Modigliani, catalogue raisonné: sa vie, son oeuvre, son art, G. Condal, Barcelona, 1970 - nº 170
Patani, Catalogo Generale, Leonardo, Milano, 1991-94 - nº 170 ( dated in 1917)
Soto Caba, Modigliani, The timeless face, Libsa, Madrid, 2007

In process

Exhibitions -?-

Brussels, Modigliani: Retrospective Exhibition. Palais des beaux-arts, 1933 - nº 40
Basel, Amedeo Modigliani, Kunsthalle, 1934 - ?
Tokyo, Art Gallery Tokyu, Modigliani, Utrillo, Kisling, 1980 - nº 15
Tokyo, Modigliani exhibition, National Museum, 1985 - nº 77
Nagoya, Modigliani exhibition, Aichi Prefectural Art Gallery, 1985
Hakone, Finding Modigliani, Pola Museum of Art, 2014
Villeneuve d'Ascq, L'oeil intérieur, LaM. Lille Métropole musée d'art moderne, 2016
Budapest, Modigliani, Hungarian National Gallery, 2016
Helsinki, Modigliani, Ateneum Art Museum, 2016-2017

In process

Other Nº 40 in D' Atri papers dated 1917 and in Sabourand collection, size wrong 61 x 38

The painting framed at theHelsinki, Modigliani, Ateneum , 2016-2017:

renee portrait framed at helsinki exhibition in 2016-2017


This work presents holes in the 4 corners.


This painting has been traditionally named as oil on canvas but as can be seen in this HR image of the painting unframed is the classical textured cardboard,
(the type of cardboard is made textured to imitate the normal canvas style so many times at a simple view it can be mistaken for canvas and is also very common to
have paintings framed covering the back with wood to protect the painting fromany harm from the back, so it goes unnoticed until you touch it).

The borders show t the normal chipping of the paper also one of the pin holes is clearly visible with the round area of the head of the pin.

carboard border


Detail of signature in visible normal light:

In color highlighted:

More contrast:

Only black:

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