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Amedeo Modigliani

Cariatide de face, bras croisés, tête surmontée d'un chapiteau

Amedeo Modigliani

Amedeo Modigliani

Cariatide de face, bras croisés, tête surmontée d'un chapiteau

Cariatide de face, bras croisés, tête surmontée d'un chapiteau

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Amedeo Modigliani

1884 - 1920

Cariatide de face, bras croisés, tête surmontée d'un chapiteau


stamped with the collector's mark and bears the number 29.8 (lower left)

pen and ink on squared paper

21.1 by 13.6cm., 8¼ by 5⅜in.

Framed: 40 by 32cm., 15¾ by 12⅝in.

Drawn before April 1913.

Executed on cream wove paper, not laid down and attached to the mount with Japanese paper strips along all four edges on the reverse. The right edge of the sheet is unevenly cut. There are pinholes to the centre of the upper edge and a further pinhole in the upper right corner. There is some minor creasing to the lower right corner. The sheet is time-stained and there is some faint media staining, handling marks and minor foxing in places. The 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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Paul Alexandre, Paris (acquired from the artist)
Noël Alexandre, France (inv. no. 29.8; by descent from the above)
Private Collection, France (by descent 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. 80, fig. 144, illustrated in colour p. 222 (titled Caryatid, frontal view, arms folded, head supporting capital)
Osvaldo Patani, Amedeo Modigliani, Catalogo Generale, Disegni 1906-1920, Milan, 1994, no. 927, illustrated p. 389 (titled Cariatide di fronte con le braccia incrociate and as dating from 1912-13)
Venice, Palazzo Grassi, Modigliani dalla collezione del dottor Paul Alexandre, 1993, no. 144