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Amedeo Modigliani

Tête de face

Amedeo Modigliani

Amedeo Modigliani

Tête de face

Tête de face

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Amedeo Modigliani

1884 - 1920

Tête de face


stamped with the collector's mark and bears the number 25,4 (lower left)

black crayon on paper

42.9 by 27.2cm., 16⅞ by 10¾in.

Drawn in 1911-12. 

Executed on cream wove paper, not laid down and hinged to the mount in two places along the upper edge. The left edge is perforated and unevenly torn which is consistent with removal from a sketchbook. The sheet is time-stained and there is mount staining. The sheet is creasing in places. There are handling marks and spots of 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. 25,4; 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. 110, fig. 226, illustrated in colour p. 276 (titled Head, full-face; shading below chin)
Osvaldo Patani, Amedeo Modigliani, Catalogo Generale, Disegni 1906-1920, Milan, 1994, no. 812, illustrated p. 359 (titled Testa di fronte and as dating from 1910-11)
Modigliani Unmasked (exhibition catalogue), New York, The Jewish Museum, 2017, illustrated in colour p. 17 (titled Head)

Venice, Palazzo Grassi, Modigliani dalla collezione del dottor Paul Alexandre, 1993, no. 226