WOMAN head with a velvet lace BY AMEDEO MODIGLIANI
Pfannstiel Lanthemann Ceroni J. Modigliani Parisot Patani Restellini Wayne
Nº 83 ? NO? Nº 75 NO? YES NO YES ?
Date 1915 ? (Pfannstiel dates in 1916 )
Title Young woman head
Materials Oil on cardboard (Pfannstiel oil on canvas - Ceroni oil on paper - Restellini carton marouflé)
Size 35 x 27 cm? (Pfannstiel 34.5 x 26.5 )
Signature: not visible in images? ( Pfannstiel "modigliani " top right)
Actual Location Private Coll. Geneva?
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    Andre Level ?
    Drouot -3/3/1927 ?
    Bing Gallery , Paris
    Private Collection, Geneva ?
    Unknown location

    in process

Bibliography -?-

Pfannstiel, "catalogue presume" Modigliani. L'Art et la Vie. Preface de Louis Latourrettes, Seheur, Paris, 1929, p. 13 (Located in Bing Coll.) ?
Pfannstiel, Modigliani et son oeuvre, etude critique et catalogue raisonne, bibliotheque des arts, Paris, 1956, nº 83 ?
Lanthemann, Modigliani, catalogue raisonné: sa vie, son oeuvre, son art, G. Condal, Barcelona, 1970 - nº 82
Ceroni & Piccioni, Il dipinti di Modigliani, Rizzoli, Milano, 1970 - nº 83 - as oil on paper in private collection Geneva
Decrooq-Restellini, L'Ange au visage grave, Musée du Luxembourg, Paris, 2002, pp. 180-181
Soto Caba, Modigliani, The timeless face, Libsa, Madrid, 2007

in process

Exhibitions -?-

Paris, Modigliani: l'ange au visage grave, Musée du Luxembourg, 2002 - nº 20
Milano, Modigliani: l'ange au visage grave, Palazzo Reale, 2003 -nº 17

in process

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Detail of the ear where the drawing is clearly visible and is painted in color



Usually experts give to this painting the number in Pfannstiel but it cant be for 2 simple reasons:

1.- Size in Pfannstiel is 34.5 x 26.5 cm (and this painting has a size of 46 x 38 cm)
2.- Pffanstiel say: Signed in top right ( and this painting is signed in bottom right)
Rosalia amedeo modigliani


Scanning the image and using a gradient filter it does not reveal any clear alteration due to signature only some traces that could be the visible part of the signature or dating in top right corner?

Restellini say this painting is the sketch for this other:

woman amedeo modiglianiWoman with velvet lace  amedeo modigliani

Or as he says in his text:

" Face at least anonymous, but immediately recognizable: image or, better still, icone, clear face, ocher pink on a dark background, non-drawing look, which allows all identifications"

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