Reclining Nude – 2 [verso] c.1909


Brown ink; same size as the recto drawing.                                                                                                                             


Provenance:     Dr Paul Alexandre, Paris, to whom it was given by Modigliani.

                         By descent to the present owner.


Reproduced  The Unknown Modigliani, by Noël Alexandre.  Full Page 361 [No. 342].

                         Published by Fonds Mercator, 1993.


The above book, written by Paul Alexandre’s youngest son Noël, is dedicated:


To my friend Richard Nathanson whose enthusiasm and artistic sensibility have encouraged me to publish this account.


Exhibited:       Modigliani Drawings from The Collection of Paul  Alexandre at;


                         Venice,     Palazzo Grassi, 1993 - 1994.

                         Tokyo,      Ueno Royal Museum,1994.

                         Bruges,     Centro d’Arte San Giovanni, 1994.       

                         Montréal,  Museum of Fine Art, 1996.                       

                         Rouen,      Musée des Beaux Arts, 1996.


This is possibly an earlier version of the more simplified, freer, preceding sepia study of the same model.




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