Woman with a Dog - Verso
Pencil; stamped with the Paul Alexandre collection mark.
Reproduced: The Unknown Modigliani, NoŽl Alexandre, Verso - Page 177, [No. 86].
Fonds Mercator, 1993.
Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena 1918
The tilted head, hair piled high, the gently curving shoulders and sweetness of expression, seem to foretell Modiglianiís loving portrait of Jeanne Hebuterne some seven years later.
That this rare sheet should contain two such tender, sensitive and very different drawings; and that each should be so prescient of a major late painting, seems destined to remain a mystery.
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