Louise by Amedeo Modigliani
Pfannstiel Lanthemann Ceroni J. Modigliani Parisot Patani Restellini Wayne
Nº 55 Nº 90 Nº 95 YES 33/1915 Nº 98 YES ?
Date 1915
Title The young Louise - La petite Louise
Materials Oil on cardboard (Pfannstiel, Lanthemann, Ceroni, Patani, Parisot, Restellini say oil on canvas)
Size 74.6 x 51.7 cm ?
Signature: Signed "modigliani" in top right the text "la petite Louise" in middle top right and the text "Montmartre" in low left
Actual Location Private Collection, Japan
  • -?-

    Chéron Collection, Paris
    Paul Guillaume, Paris
    Sale Sotheby's, London - 2 /12/1986 - Lot 53, sold for 1.250.000 GBP
    (uction catalogue say oil on paper laid down on cardboard, in fact is just oil oncardboard)

    Private Collection. Japan
    in process

Bibliography -?-

Pfannstiel, "catalogue presume" Modigliani. L'Art et la Vie. Preface de Louis Latourrettes, Seheur, Paris, 1929, p. 8 - nº 8
San Lazzaro, Modigliani peintures, Les Éditions du Chêne, Paris, 1953 , p. 8
Pfannstiel, Modigliani et son oeuvre, etude critique et catalogue raisonne, bibliotheque des arts, Paris, 1956 - nº 55
Ceroni, Amedeo Modigliani: Peintre; Suivi des Souvenirs de Lunia Czechowska, Edizioni del Milione, 1958 - nº 49
Lanthemann, Modigliani, catalogue raisonné: sa vie, son oeuvre, son art, G. Condal, Barcelona, 1970 - nº 90
Ceroni & Piccioni, Il dipinti di Modigliani, Rizzoli, Milano, 1970 - nº 95
Schmalenbach, Amedeo Modigliani, Prestel, Munich, 1990, p. 74 - nº 26
O. Patani, Amedeo Modigliani, catalogo generale: Dipinti, Milan, 1991 - nº 98
Parisot, Catalogue Raisonee Modigliani, Graphis Arte, 1991 nº 33/1915
Soto Caba, Modigliani, The timeless face, Libsa, Madrid, 2007

in process

Exhibitions -?-

Paris, Lyre et Palette, 1916 - nº 17 (Patani say this reference ?)
Paris, Modigliani, Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, 1922 - nº 7 as la petite Louise
Martigny, Modigliani, Fondation Pierre Gianadda, 1990 - nº 44
Düsseldorf, Amedeo Modigliani: Malerei, Skulpturen, Zeichnungen, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, 1991 - nº 28
Zurich, Amedeo Modigliani: Malerei, Skulpturen, Zeichnungen, Kunsthaus, 1991 - nº 28

in process

Other This work has a smaller version with very similar features only changing the background and the size, probably the 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
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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