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    AMEDEO 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

    PROVENANCE:
    The Hayden Calhoun Galleries, Dallas
    Private Collection, Dallas

    NOTE:
    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.




    Condition Report*:

    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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    Auction Dates
    May, 2012
    22nd Tuesday
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