Property from the Family of Paul Alexandre
1884 - 1920
Tête de profil sur un socle
Signed Modigliani (lower center)
Black crayon on joined paper
23 3/8 by 10 1/4 in. (59.5 by 26 cm)
Framed: 36 1/4 by 24 3/8 in. (92 by 62 cm)
Executed by April 1913.
This work is in very good condition. Hinged to a mount at two places along the edge of the verso. Executed on two sheets of buff colored paper which have been joined. The right edge is deckled as if removed from a notebook. There are some minor handling creases, mostly in the center left edge and one diagonal crease in the upper right corner. Artists pinholes in all four corners. A few spots of scattered foxing and media staining throughout. Some further staining and handling creases in the lower right quadrant. It is stamped with the Paul Alexandre collection stamp at lower right, numbered 30,9. On the verso of the sheet is a sketch for a caryatid.
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Dr. Paul Alexandre, Paris
Thence by descent
Venice, Palazzo Grassi; London, The Royal Academy of Arts; Montreal, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts & travelling, Modigliani inconnu : Dessins de la collection Paul Alexandre, 1993-96, no. 139, illustrated in the catalogue
New York, The Jewish Museum, Modigliani Unmasked, 2017-18, n.n.