portrait de joseph levi amedeo modigliani
Pfannstiel Lanthemann Ceroni J. Modigliani Parisot Patani Restellini Wayne
Nº 22 Nº 17 Nº 27 YES 13/1909 Nº 31 YES YES
Date 1909 ? - 1910 ?
Title Joseph Lévi
Materials Oil on Canvas
Size 55 x 46 cm (Patani/Klein: 55 x 50 - Decrooq/Restellini: 53.7 x 48.7)
Signature: Signed "Modigliani" top left
Actual Location Private Collection ?
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    Gaston Levi Collection, NY (until 1955?)
    Collection Etienne Bignou?
    Private collection, Paris ?

    Ceroni say: Levi Collection, NY
    Pfannstiel say Levi Collection > sold to Bignou > Private collection Paris
    D'Atri say: Col. J. Lévi until 1933 > sold to Etienne Bignou, Paris
    Patani say Levi Collection, Paris
    Christie's say: Joseph Lévi ( the sitter) Paris by decent to the present owner (2008)

    Sale Christie's - SALE 7562 - Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale London | 4 February 2008
    Lot 25 - Estimate: 400,000 - 600,000 GBP - Sold 412,500 GBP

    Private Collection ?

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    Pfannstiel, "catalogue presume" Modigliani. L'Art et la Vie. Preface de Louis Latourrettes, Seheur, Paris, 1929, p. 2, as "Portrait of a man"
    Pfannstiel, Modigliani et son oeuvre, etude critique et catalogue raisonne, bibliotheque des arts, Paris, 1956 - nº 22
    Ceroni, Amedeo Modigliani : dessins et sculptures; avec suite du catalogue illustre des peintures, Edizioni del Milione, Milano, 1965 - nº 157
    Werner, Amedeo Modigliani, Garzanti, Milano 1967 - nº º5
    Lanthemann, Modigliani, catalogue raisonné: sa vie, son oeuvre, son art, G. Condal, Barcelona, 1970 - nº 17
    Ceroni & Piccioni, Il dipinti di Modigliani, Rizzoli, Milano, 1970 - nº 27
    Werner, Modigliani, Harry N. Abrahams, NY, 1985, Nº 15, page 20 - as in the property of Gaston Levi, NY.
    Parisot, Catalogue Raisonee Modigliani, , Graphis Arte, 1991 - nº 13/1909
    Patani, Catalogo Generale, Leonardo ed. Milano 1991-94 - nº 31
    Decrooq / Restellini, The Melancholy Angel, Éditions Skira/Seuil, Musée du Luxembourg, Paris, 2002-2003 - nº 5
    Klein, Modigliani: Beyond the Myth, The Jewish Museum, 2004-2005 , p. 91, pl. 5
    Soto Caba, Modigliani, the timeless face, Libsa, 2007

    In process

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    Bruxelles, Modigliani: Retrospective Exhibition. Palais des beaux-arts, 1933 - nº 6
    Cincinnati, Amedeo Modigliani: Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings, The Contemporary Arts Center, 1959 - nº 2 (illustrated p. 18).
    Paris , L'Ange au visage grave, Musée du Luxembourg, 2002, p.112-113- nº 5
    Milano, Modigliani: l'ange au visage grave, Palazzo Reale, 2003 - nº 4
    Toronto, Modigliani: Beyond the Myth, The Art Gallery of Ontario, 2004 - 2005
    Washington D.C., Modigliani: Beyond the Myth, The Phillips Collection, 2005

  • In process


Not in D'Atri papers


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)



There is painting " man with a moustache" dated 1913 in the Denver art museum that Restellini recall as the son of Joseph Levi, is actually named as "mon concierge" since it was for sale at
Jacques Seligmann & Co, NY as loaned from Frank Crownishdale? 420 Lexingtron Av. NY

The Denver art museum reflects the provenance only as a gift of Mrs. Rhoda Semo in 1980.
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Another painting with expertise by d'Atri could also fit in the description given by the experts but is all on the doubt zone

d atri  unknown man

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