DescriptionAMEDEO MODIGLIANI (Italian, 1884-1920)
Femme nue assise, 1916
Pencil and watercolor on paper
15-1/2 x 11-1/2 inches (39.4 x 29.2 cm)
Signed lower right
The Hayden Calhoun Galleries, Dallas
Private Collection, Dallas
We are grateful to Modigliani Institut Archives Légales for confirming the authenticity of this drawing, which will be included in Volume V of Modigliani: Catalogue Raisonné.
Media slightly faded and smeared/partially lost (pencil) due to abrasion and previous storage methods. Soft lines of discoloration seen along the right and left edges of the front. Scattered slight abrasions, creases, wrinkles, and pinhole -size punctures throughout the image area. Several previous repairs: two small bits of two different tapes repairing a puncture to the reverse of the subject's head, and one long strip of Japanese tissue reinforcing a horizontal fold near the bottom of the drawing. Two new repairs: two punctures, neither with paper loss, mended with wheat starch paste and Japanese tissue (one within the head of the subject, and one within her forearm). Several small edge tears covered by the mat (ones along the bottom edge mended with starch paste and Japanese tissue). Paper hinged to new acid-free mat along top edge with archival tape (evidence of previous brown paper tapes on verso) and backed with new acid-free board.
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