Studio for Reverie or portrait of frank burty haviland by amedeo modigliani 1914
Pfannstiel Lanthemann Ceroni J. Modigliani Parisot Patani Restellini Wayne
Nº35 Nº48 Nº43 YES 5/1914 Nº 48 YES YES
Date 1914 ?
Title Reverie or study for the portrait of Frank Burty Haviland
Materials Oil on cardboard (Ceroni oil on paper)
Size 62.2 × 49.4 cm  (Pfannstiel 65 x 50 - Ceroni 61 x 50)
Signature: Unsigned
Actual Location LACMA. Los Angeles, Calif. USA (27.7.2)
Provenance -?-

Burty Haviland Coll. Paris
Galerie J. Bucher, Paris

Sale Hotel Drouot, 2- 10-1926 - nº 21

William Preston Harrison Coll. (Los Angeles, 1927, acquired from above)

Mr. and Mrs. William Preston Harrison Collection Lent to LACMA (27.7.2)
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Los Angeles, Calif. USA (1927)

Bibliography -?-

Pfannstiel, "catalogue presume" Modigliani. L'Art et la Vie. Preface de Louis Latourrettes, Seheur, Paris, 1929, p. 7
L.A.C.M. Bulletin of the Art Division, VI, nº 1, 1954 p. 16-17
Descargues, Modigliani, 1954, pl. 24
Art News, New York, May 1956, p. 15
Pfannstiel, Modigliani et son oeuvre, etude critique et catalogue raisonne, bibliotheque des arts, Paris, 1956 - nº 35 (private coll. Paris)
Jeanne Modigliani, Modigliani: Man and Myth, Orion Press, New York, 1958, p. 75
Ceroni, Amedeo Modigliani: Peintre; Suivi des Souvenirs de Lunia Czechowska, Edizioni del Milione, 1958 - nº 33
Werner, Amedeo Modigliani, 1968, p. 86
Diehl, Modigliani, Ed. Flamarion. 1969, p. 31
Lanthemann, Modigliani, catalogue raisonné: sa vie, son oeuvre, son art, Barcelona, 1970 - nº 48
Ceroni & Piccioni, Il dipinti di Modigliani, Rizzoli, Milano, 1970 - nº 43
Hubbard, Modigliani and the painters of Montparnasse, Lamplight Publ. New York, 1975, p. 13, pl. 3 (size 61 x 50 cm)
Guindertael, 1976, pl. III
Hall, Modigliani, Oxford, 1979 - nº 17
Musée de Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 1981, p. 111
Tokyo, Modigliani, National Museum of Modern Art, 1985, nº 39
Roy Modigliani, Paris, 1985, p.39
Castieau-Barrielle, Modigliani, ACR Editions Paris 1987, p. 108
Diehl, Modigliani, Crown Publishers, New York, 1989, p. 33
Royal Academy of Arts, Italian Art in the 20th Century: painting and Sculpture, 1900-1988, Prestel, London, 1989, p. 135
Parisot, Catalogue Raisonee Modigliani, Graphis Arte, 1991 - nº 5/1914
Patani, Catalogo Generale, Leonardo ed. Milano 1991-94 - nº 48
Schmalenbach, Amedeo Modigliani, Prestel-Verlag, 1991 p. 69 - nº 21
Painting I: Materials, Techniques. Musashino University of Art Press, 2001.
Wayne, Modigliani & the Artists of Montparnasse, Abrams-Albright-knox gallery, 2002, p. 81
Soto Caba, Modigliani, the timeless face, Libsa, 2007

In process

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    Chicago, Amedeo Modigliani, The Arts Club, 1959
    Milwaukee, Amedeo Modigliani, Milwaukee Arts center, 1959
    Cincinnati, Amedeo Modigliani, Cincinnati Arts Museum, 1959 - nº 3
    Boston, The arts club, 1961 - nº 3
    Los Angeles, Amedeo Modigliani, LACMA, 1961 - nº 3
    London, Modigliani, Tate Gallery, 1963 - nº 4
    Edinburgh, Modigliani, Royal academy, 1963 - nº 4
    Frankfurt, Steinernes Haas, 1963 - nº 6
    New York, Amedeo Modigliani; loan exhibition, Acquavella Galleries, Inc. 1971 - nº 4
    Tokyo, Modigliani exhibition, Daimaru, 1979, nº 3
    Osaka, Modigliani exhibition, Daimaru, 1979 - nº 3
    Paris, Modigliani, Musée de Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 1981 - nº 19
    Tokyo, Modigliani, National Museum of Modern Art, 1985 - nº 39
    London, Italian Art in the 20th Century: painting and Sculpture, 1900-1988, Royal Academy of Arts, 1989 - nº 59
    Munich, Italian Art, 1988, p. 59
    Düsseldorf , Amedeo Modigliani, Art Gallery of Nordrhein-Westfalen 1991 nº 14
    Zurich, Amedeo Modigliani, Kunsthaus , 1991 - nº 14
    Buffalo NY, Modigliani and the artists of Montparnasse, Albright-Knox Gallery, 2002-2003 - nº 4
    Fort Worth, Modigliani and the artists of Montparnasse, Kimbell art Museum, 2003 - nº 4
    Los Angeles, Modigliani and the artists of Montparnasse, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2003 - nº 4

    In process

Nº 270 in D' Atri papers - oil on cardboard 65 x 50 cm - unsigned - 1915 - Reference to sale Drouot 20/10/1926


Image of the painting pre and post cleaning:

pre and post cleaning of the painting

Image of the two portraits of Burty Haviland (other is at the Mattioli collection on loan to Peggy Guggenheim Venezia)
the 2 haviland portraits
Pencil sketch for this portrait actually at the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris:

sketch for burty haviland

  On the Sitter, Images from 1914:
burty in 1914
At Picasso Studio in 1914:
burty in 1914 at the Picasso studio

Basic Biography

Frank Burty Haviland (16 October 1886 in Limoges – November 1971 in Perpignan) was a French Cubist painter, a friend and early client of Picasso and Braque, and an early collector of African art.

Frank Burty Haviland ( Frank Burty/ Frank Haviland) was the grandson of Philippe Burty, art collector and critic who coined the term "japonisme".
Philippe's daughter Madeline Burty married Charles Haviland, owner of the porcelain company "Haviland and Company". His older brother Paul Haviland was a photographer and writer.
Frank Burty Haviland was born in Limoges in 1886 (some sources give 1879 as his date of birth, less than eight months before the birth of his brother Paul).
He studied music with Ricardo Viñes, when he met Déodat de Séverac, who introduced him to Manolo Hugué. The three became friends, and through Manolo Burty got into close contact with the Cubist painters in Paris.
In 1909, Burty bought Picasso's Factory at Horta de Ebro. In 1910, Frank Burty Haviland went to the South of France with Manolo and De Séverac, and he bought a monastery in Céret, in the French Pyrenees, which became the center of the so-called School of Céret until 1914.
It included some of the most important painters of the time, with Pablo Picasso, Juan Gris, Georges Braque, Max Jacob and Auguste Herbin.[2] Burty Haviland married Joséphine Laporta, a girl from Céret, in 1914.
Frank Burty was portrayed two times by by Amedeo Modigliani in 1914, and is probably also the subject of the 1913 The Smoker by Juan Gris. Chaim Soutine's Le Rouquin from 1917-1919 is also supposed to be a portrait of Burty Haviland.
His bust was made by his friend Manolo Hugué.
In April 1914, he had a solo exhibition at the 291 gallery of Alfred Stieglitz. In 1915, his work was included in the first exhibition in Marius de Zayas' "Modern Gallery" in New York City, together with works by Picasso, Braque, de Zayas, Francis Picabia, and others.
His work was also included in exhibitions in that gallery over the next few years.
In November 1917, Burty had a solo exhibition at the Galerias Dalmau in Barcelona, and in 1921, he had a solo exhibition in the Brummer Gallery in New York. His later style was more classical, moving away from the Cubism of his early career.
Burty Haviland lived most of his life in Céret and was one of the driving factors behind the creation the Musée d'Art Moderne de Céret in 1950,
helping it to acquire 14 works by Henri Matisse and over 50 works by Picasso. He was the conservator of the museum from 1957 until 1961.
When the museum acquired the Burty archive, including 83 paintings and over 700 drawings, in 2008, they held a retrospective exhibition about him from 5 December 2009 until 30 May 2010.
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