raymond by amedeo modigliani
Pfannstiel Lanthemann Ceroni J. Modigliani Parisot Patani Restellini Wayne
Nº 89 Nº 70 Nº 56 YES 12/1915 Nº 60 YES ?
Date 1915 ?
Title Raymond - Raymonde
Materials Oil on canvas ?
Size 36.5 x 29 cm ? ( Ceroni, Patani, Parisot 37 x 29)
Signature: Signed "modigliani / 1915 " bottom left and the text "RAYMOND" in a white rectangle in bottom right
Actual Location Private Collection
  • -?-

    Paul Guillaume coll. Paris
    Private coll. Monaco / MIlano?

    in process

Bibliography -?-

Pfannstiel, "catalogue presume" Modigliani. L'Art et la Vie. Preface de Louis Latourrettes, Seheur, Paris, 1929, p. 14
Pfannstiel, Modigliani et son oeuvre, etude critique et catalogue raisonne, bibliotheque des arts, Paris, 1956 - nº 89 (dated in 1916)
Russoli, Amedeo Modigliani, Exhib. catalogue Palazzo Reale, Edizioni dell'ente manifestazioni Milanesi, Milano, 1958, pl. 9
Ceroni, Amedeo Modigliani: Peintre; Suivi des Souvenirs de Lunia Czechowska, Edizioni del Milione, 1958 - nº 44
Lanthemann, Modigliani, catalogue raisonné: sa vie, son oeuvre, son art, G. Condal, Barcelona, 1970 - nº 70
Ceroni & Piccioni, Il dipinti di Modigliani, Rizzoli, Milano, 1970 - nº 56
Mann, Modigliani, Thames and Hudson, London, 1980, p. 103 - nº 69
Catalogue National Museum Tokyo, 1985 nº 10
Parisot, Catalogue Raisonee Modigliani, Graphis Arte, 1991 Nº 12/1915
Patani, Catalogo Generale, Leonardo, Milano, 1991-94 - nº 60
Decrooq-Restellini, L'Ange au visage grave, Musée du Luxembourg, Paris, 2002, p. 31
Soto Caba, Modigliani, The timeless face, Libsa, Madrid, 2007

in process

Exhibitions -?-

Paris, Modigliani, Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, 1922 - nº 20 titled Raymonde
Paris, Modigliani, Galerie Bing et Cie, 1925 - nº 32
Milano, Mostra di Amedeo Modigliani, Curated by Franco Russoli, 1958 - nº 9
Edinburgh, Modigliani, Royal Scottish Academy, 1963 - nº 11
London, Modigliani, Tate Gallery, 1963 - nº 11

in process

Nº 291 in D'Atri papers as Raymond - 35.5 x 29 - dated 1916 - provenance in Paul Guillaume

Signature of the painting:



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



This is one of those paintings that are extremely rare to see a new image.

Usually is said by experts that is Raymond Radiguet portrait, but the painting shows a grown up man, not a boy.

Link to the sitter biography

The sitter was born in 1903 and this painting is dated by Modigliani in 1915 so the sitter was 12 years?, so I stand for another person not Raymond Radiguet.
Biographers say he lived in Val de Marne (close to Paris) until 1917.

This is a photo of Radiguet with Cocteau in 1923 (8 years later to the painting):
radiguet and cocteau in 1923

Radiguet in 1921-22:
Radiguet in 1923

Radiguet in 1921:
radiguet in 1921

Radiguet by Picasso in 1920:
radiguet by Picasso in 1920

There are other 2 portraits attributed to Modigliani of Radiguet:

raimondo amedeo modigliani
Raymond dated in 1915

portrait of a young man
Raymond dated in 1910 -1915 ?

Some experts even mention the silly thing that Radiguet shared the love of Hastings with Modigliani and that his novel "the devil in the flesh" was related to that situation.

1.- Hastings was not married to Modigliani
2.- Hastings was long divorced
3.- Radiguet was 12?
4.- Hastings was far from the sinner affection reflected in the novel.

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