La fantesca  by amedeo modigliani
Pfannstiel Lanthemann Ceroni J. Modigliani Parisot Patani Restellini Wayne
NO NO Nº 61 NO NO? Nº 64 YES ?
Date 1915
Title La Fantesca - The servant
Materials Oil on canvas
Size 81 x 46 cm
Signature: Signed "modigliani" top right
Actual Location Private Collection ?
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    A. Lefèvre, Paris
    Auction Palais Galliéra, Paris - 25 Nov. 1965 (Collection André Lefèvre, Tableaux Modernes) Lot 69
    Private Collection, Paris
    Galerie Cazeau- Béraudière, Paris
    Monte Carlo Art S.A.

    Auction: Sothebys - Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale - New York | 04 Nov 2009 | N08587
    Estimate: 3,500,000-5,000,000 USD - Sold: 3,666,500 USD

    Private Collection ?
    For sale at Ravenel Art Group / Estimate on request ???

    in process

Bibliography -?-

Ceroni & Piccioni, Il dipinti di Modigliani, Rizzoli, Milano, 1970 - nº 61
Patani, Catalogo Generale, Leonardo, Milano, 1991-94 - nº 64
Decrooq-Restellini, L'Ange au visage grave, Musée du Luxembourg, Paris, 2002, pp. 232-233
Klein, Modigliani: Beyond the Myth, The Jewish Museum, 2004-2005, p. 117, pl. 32
Soto Caba, Modigliani, The timeless face, Libsa, Madrid, 2007
Marini, Modigliani , Skira, France, 2008 - nº 28, p. 62

in process

Exhibitions -?-
Paris, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Collection André Lefèvre, 1964 - nº 207
New York, Amedeo Modigliani; loan exhibition, Acquavella Galleries, Inc. 1971- nº 7
Prato, Opere di artisti toscani, Galeria d'arte moderna Fratelli Falsetti. 1972 - nº 72
Paris, Modigliani: l'ange au visage grave, Musée du Luxembourg, 2002 - nº 42
Milano, Modigliani: l'ange au visage grave, Palazzo Reale, 2003 - nº 32
Washington D.C., Modigliani: Beyond the Myth, The Phillips Collection, 2005
Madrid, Modigliani y su tiempo, Museo Nacional Thyssen Bornemisza, 2008
Tokyo, Modigliani et le primitivisme, The national Art Center, 2008 - n° 26
Osaka, Modigliani et le primitivisme, The national Museum of Art, 2008 - n° 26

in process

Not in D' Atri papers?


Signature of the painting:



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



Restellini mentions in " l'Ange du visage grave" p. 232 that this painting has the same "inspiration"as Antonia:
Antonia amedeo modigliani- Fantesca amedeo modigliani
Just a simple look to the brushwork in close up show they could not be more different:

comparation Antonia - fantesca

1.- Antonia is a classical sculptural composition made in color shades with small touches that reminds the macchiaioli style brushwork painters of his youth (look at small green little dots outside the face contour)
2.- Fantesca is a plain color filled composition of black line with almost a null relief brushwork.


The painting framed for auction in Sotheby's in 2009:
la fantesca by modigliani framed for auction in 2009

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