Louise by Amedeo Modigliani
Pfannstiel Lanthemann Ceroni J. Modigliani Parisot Patani Restellini Wayne
NO Nº 77 Nº 94 YES 34/1915 Nº 97 YES ?
Date 1915?
Title Louise - Tete de jeune fille
Materials Oil on cardboard (Parisot / Ceroni: oil on paper and also canvas)
Size 51.1 x 37.1 cm (Ceroni: 50 x 37)
Signature: Signed "modigliani" in top left
Actual Location Private Collection (Triton Foundation?)
  • -?-

    Chéron Collection, Paris
    Mazzota Collection, Milan (by 1963)
    Triton Foundation, Rotterdam?

    For sale at Revenel art group 17/08/2018 - Estimate on request.

    in process

Bibliography -?-

( Pfannstiel mentions the big louise as nº 55 with a provenance in Guillaume, but no mention to smaller sketch)

Descargues, Amedeo Modigliani. Braun, Paris, 1951, pl. 7
Descargues, Amedeo Modigliani, Braun, Paris, 1954, pl. 7
Russoli, Amedeo Modigliani, Exhib. catalogue Palazzo Reale, Edizioni dell'ente manifestazioni Milanesi, Milano, 1958, p. 23
Russell. Modigliani. Exh. cat., Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh. 1963, p. 15
Ceroni, Amedeo Modigliani : dessins et sculptures ; avec suite du catalogue illustre des peintures, Edizioni del Milione, Milano, 1965 - nº 50
Ponente, Modigliani, Ed. Toray, Barcelona, 1969 - nº 19
Lanthemann, Modigliani, catalogue raisonné: sa vie, son oeuvre, son art, G. Condal, Barcelona, 1970 - nº 77
Ceroni & Piccioni, Il dipinti di Modigliani, Rizzoli, Milano, 1970 - nº 94
Mondadori, Modigliani a Montparnasse, Mondadori, Milano, 1988, p. 38
O. Patani, Amedeo Modigliani, catalogo generale: Dipinti, Milan, 1991 - nº 97
Parisot, Catalogue Raisonee Modigliani, Graphis Arte, 1991 nº 34/1915
Decrooq-Restellini, L'Ange au visage grave, Musée du Luxembourg, Paris, 2002, pp. 230-231
Klein, Modigliani: Beyond the Myth, The Jewish Museum, 2004-2005, p. 84 plate 8 (courtesy of Helly Nahmad )
Soto Caba, Modigliani, The timeless face, Libsa, Madrid, 2007

in process

Exhibitions -?-

Milano, La donna nell'arte, da Hayez a Modigliani, Societa per le Belle Arti ed Esposizione Permanente, 1953
Milano, Mostra di Amedeo Modigliani, Palazzo Reale, Curated by Franco Russoli, 1958 - nº 16 - dated 1916
Roma, Modigliani, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna,  1959 - nº 11
Edinburgh, Modigliani, Royal Scottish Academy, 1963 - nº 14
London, Modigliani, Tate Gallery, 1963 - nº 14
Frankfurt, Steinernes Haus Romerberg, 1963 - nº 12
Firenze, Arte Moderna in Italia 1915-1935, Palazzo Strozzi, 1967 - nº 441
Prato, 100 Opere di artisti toscani, 1972 - nº 73
Torino, Incontri Italiani, Galleria dello Scudo, 1984 - nº 30
Verona, Incontri Italiani, Galleria dello Scudo, 1984-1985 - nº 30
Milano, Palazzo della Permante, 1988, p. 38
Paris, Modigliani: l'ange au visage grave, Musée du Luxembourg, 2002 - nº 41
Milano, Modigliani: l'ange au visage grave, Palazzo Reale, 2003 - nº 31
Tokyo, Modigliani et le primitivisme, The national Art Center, 2008 - n° 25
Osaka, Modigliani et le primitivisme, The national Museum of Art, 2008 - n° 25
South Korea, Amedeo Modigliani and Jeanne Hébuterne, Aram & Harmony Art Museum of Goyang, 2008, curated by Marc Restellini
Madrid, Modigliani y su tiempo, Museo Nacional Thyssen Bornemisza, 2008 (Triton Foundation, Benelux)
Bonn, Amedeo Modigliani: Ein Mythos der Moderne, Bundesrepublik, 2009 - nº 52 (as oil on canvas)
Seoul, Amadeo Modigliani: Legend of Montparnasse, Hangaram Museum of Seoul Art Center, 2015
Genova, Modigliani, Palazzo Duccale, 2017

in process

Big composition is Nº 273 in D'Atri papers as La petite Louise- dated 1915 - Guillaume Collection 1929
This composition is not mentioned.


Signature of the painting:



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



This work has a bigger version with very similar features only changing the background and the size, probably this work is the sketch for the bigger composition.

La petit Louise amedeo modigliani - Louise amedeo modigliani

Parisot presented a drawing of the same girl with a nude torso (the image is inverted) in exhibition in Prague, Modigliani, Municipal house,
Curated by Christian Parisot, 2010- 2011
with a datation in 1914.
louise nude torso

There is another drawing probably the original sketch in a US Collection?

In the Cincinnati exhibition nº 38 "woman" Ca .1914 / wash and pencil 16 1/4 x 10 signed Modigliani lower right.

Cincinnati, Amedeo Modigliani: Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings, The Contemporary Arts Center, 1959
Chicago, Amedeo Modigliani: Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings, The Arts Club, 1959
Milwaukee, Amedeo Modigliani: Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings, Milwaukee Art Center, 1959

Petit Louise Sketch

Hammer Gallery NY
Private Collection, Holland
M. Knoedler & Co. NY

Image of the painting framed during the scandalous exhibition in Genoa in 2017:
louise in genoa exhibit

In the exhibition at the GAM - Isola & Norzi, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, 2012 they showed the X- ray of the painting and talked about the possibility that little Louise portrait was underneath the actual painting,
but it's not clear if it is real or just a work for the exhibit.
woman red head amedeo modigliani
isola&Norzi xray

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