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Amedeo Modigliani

Tête de face avec collier

Property of a Private British Collector

Amedeo Modigliani

Amedeo Modigliani

Tête de face avec collier

Tête de face avec collier

Property of a Private British Collector

Amedeo Modigliani

1884 - 1920

Tête de face avec collier 


stamped with the collector's mark and bears the number 24,9 (lower left)

black crayon on paper

42.9 by 26.3cm., 16⅞ by 10⅜in.

Framed: 62.5 by 51cm., 24⅝ by 20⅛in.


Executed circa 1911-14.

Executed on cream wove paper, not laid down and attached to the mount at each corner and floating in the overmount. The left edge is serrated. There is an artist's pinhole to the lower right corner and a tiny surface accretion to the upper right corner. There are some handling creases in places and a flattened fold to the lower right corner. The sheet is slightly time stained and there are some spots of foxing in places. This work is in overall very good condition. 


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Paul Alexandre, Paris (acquired from the artist)

Noël Alexandre, France (by descent from the above)

Richard Nathanson, London (probably acquired from the above)

Private Collection, UK (acquired from the above in 2005)

Trinity House Paintings (acquired from the above)

Acquired from the above by the present owner

Noël Alexandre, The Unknown Modigliani, Drawings from the Collection of Paul Alexandre, New York, 1993, no. 115, fig. 221, illustrated in colour p. 275
Venice, Palazzo Grassi; Rouen, Musée des Beaux-Arts; Montreal, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal (& travelling), Modigliani inconnu: Dessins de la Collection Paul Alexandre, 1993, no. 115, illustrated in colour in the catalogue