Standing Nude, Right Arm Bent circa 1908
Brush and ink; 43 x 26.3 cms; 17 x 10 ¼ inches.
Stamped with the Paul Alexandre collection mark.
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, Page 184 [No. 94].
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.
Montréal, Museum of Fine Art, 1996.
Rouen, Musée des Beaux Arts, 1996.
The solidity and lyricism with which this figure is drawn shows Modigliani’s rapidly developing rhythm and confidence; and the inspiration he drew from Greek and Roman art.
Venus di Milo, Louvre, Greek
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