Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Girl in a Sailor's Blouse

Artist:
Amedeo Modigliani (Italian, Livorno 1884–1920 Paris)
Date:
1918
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
25 3/4 × 18 1/4 in. (65.4 × 46.4 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles F. Iklé, 1960
Accession Number:
60.118
Not on view
From March 1918 until May 1919 the ailing Modigliani lived in the south of France-mainly in Nice-to recuperate in the healthy climate. Lacking his usual coterie of friends, he employed local young servants, shopgirls, and children as models.
Inscription: Signed (upper right): modigliani
[Leopold Zborowski, Paris, until 1922; sold on June 6, 1922 to Bernheim Jeune]; [Bernheim Jeune, Paris, 1922; stock no. 23.058; sold on November 14, 1922 to New Gallery]; [New Gallery, New York, from 1922; sold in 1922 or 1923 to Iklé]; Charles F. Iklé, New York (1922/23–1960; his gift to MMA)

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Impressionist and Modern Paintings from Private Collections: Summer Loan Exhibition," July 11–end of summer, 1957, no catalogue.

Indianapolis Museum of Art. "Treasures from the Metropolitan," October 25, 1970–January 3, 1971, no. 64 (as "Portrait of a Young Girl").

New York. Acquavella Galleries. "Amedeo Modigliani," October 14–November 13, 1971, no. 26 (as "Portrait de jeune fille," 1917).

Leningrad. State Hermitage Museum. "100 Paintings from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," May 22–July 27, 1975, no. 77.

Moscow. Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts. "100 Paintings from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," August 28–November 2, 1975, no. 77.

Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. "Amedeo Modigliani, 1884–1920," March 26–June 28, 1981, no. 62 (as "Jeune femme au col marin").

Barcelona. Centre Cultural de la Caixa de Pensions. "Modigliani 1884–1920," April–May 1983, no. 32 (as "Retrato de muchacha joven").

Madrid. Sala de Exposiciones de la Caja de Pensiones. "Modigliani 1884–1920," June 1983, no. 32.

National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. "Modigliani," July 19–September 29, 1985, no. 103.

Nagoya. Aichi Prefectural Art Gallery. "Modigliani," October 23–November 7, 1985, no. 103.

Yokohama Museum of Art. "Treasures from The Metropolitan Museum of Art: French Art from the Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century," March 25–June 4, 1989, no. 165.

Martigny. Fondation Pierre Gianadda. "Modigliani," June 19–October 28, 1990, no. 95.

Madrid. Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. "Memoria del futuro: Arte Italiano desde las primeras vanguardias a la posguerra," October 31, 1990–January 15, 1991, unnumbered cat. (p. 251).

Tokyo. Tobu Museum of Art. "Exposition Amedeo Modigliani au Japon," November 3–December 23, 1992, no. 32 (as "Buste de jeune fille").

Daimaru Museum, Kyoto. "Exposition Amedeo Modigliani au Japon," December 31, 1992–January 12, 1993, no. 32.

Daimaru Museum, Osaka. "Exposition Amedeo Modigliani au Japon," January 20–February 8, 1993, no. 32.

Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki. "Exposition Amedeo Modigliani au Japon," February 20–March 28, 1993, no. 32.

Lausanne. Fondation de l'Hermitage. "Les Peintres de Zborowski: Modigliani, Utrillo, Soutine et leurs amis," June 24–October 23, 1994, no. 14 (as "Jeune femme au Col marin").

Museo d'Arte Moderna, Lugano. "Amedeo Modigliani," March 28–June 27, 1999, no. 45.

New York. AXA Gallery. "Côte d'Azur: Art, Modernity, and the Myth of the French Riviera," April 27–July 14, 2001, not in catalogue.

Buffalo. Albright-Knox Art Gallery. "Modigliani and the Artists of Montparnasse," October 19, 2002–January 12, 2003, no. 27.

Fort Worth. Kimbell Art Museum. "Modigliani and the Artists of Montparnasse," February 9–May 25, 2003, no. 27.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "Modigliani and the Artists of Montparnasse," June 29–September 28, 2003, no. 27.

James N. Rosenberg. New Pictures and the New Gallery. New York, 1923, unnumbered pl., calls it "Jeune fille"; states that it was purchased by Charles Iklé from the New Gallery sometime between November 14, 1922 and June 30, 1923.

Arthur Pfannstiel. Modigliani. Paris, 1929, catalogue présumé, p. 33, as "Le Col marin," 1917.

Adolphe Basler. Modigliani. Paris, 1931, pl. 17, as "Le Col marin," 1917.

Pierre Descargues. Amedeo Modigliani, 1884–1920. Paris, 1951, pl. 29, as "Le Col marin," 1917.

Arthur Pfannstiel. Modigliani et son œuvre. Paris, 1956, p. 121, no. 202, as "Le Col marin," 1917; erroneously locates it in a private collection, Paris.

Charles Sterling and Margaretta M. Salinger. French Paintings: A Catalogue of the Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Vol. 3, XIX–XX Centuries. New York, 1967, p. 240, ill., call it "Portrait of a Young Girl," noting that although it has been called "Le Col marin," the collar does not resemble a sailor collar; identify the same model in the full-length portrait "The Young Servant Girl" (Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; Patani 1991, no. 260; Parisot 1991, no. 10/1918); note that the Albright model has been identified as Marie Feret, a servant painted when Modigliani was in Cagnes in 1918.

Ambrogio Ceroni. I dipinti di Modigliani. Milan, 1970, pp. 100–101, no. 249, ill. [French ed., 1972], as "Busto di giovane donna con colletto alla marinara, in fronte"; erroneously locates it in a private collection, U. S. A.

J[oseph]. Lanthemann. Modigliani, 1884–1920, catalogue raisonné: Sa vie, son œuvre complet, son art. Barcelona, 1970, p. 126, no. 278, ill. p. 234, as "Jeune fille au col marin".

Jeanne Modigliani. Racconta Modigliani. Ed. Giorgio and Guido Guastalla. Livorno, 1984, ill. p. 232 (color), as "Ritratto di giovane donna".

Christian Parisot et al. Modigliani. Ed. Giorgio and Guido Guastalla. Livorno, 1988, ill. p. 183 (color), as "Ritratto di giovane donna".

Lowery S. Sims in Treasures from The Metropolitan Museum of Art: French Art from the Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century. Exh. cat., Yokohama Museum of Art. Tokyo, 1989, p. 203, no. 165, ill. (color), tentatively identifies the sitter as Marie Feret; notes that the collar appears to be "more of a lace confection" than a sailor collar.

Osvaldo Patani. Amedeo Modigliani: Catalogo generale. Vol. 1, Dipinti. Milan, 1991, p. 265, no. 261, ill. (color), as "Busto di giovane donna con colletto alla marinara, in fronte".

Christian Parisot. Modigliani: Catalogue raisonné. Ed. Giorgio and Guido Guastalla. Vol. 2, Peintures, dessins, aquarelles. Livorno, 1991, p. 332, no. 33/1918, ill. p. 217 (color), as "Jeune fille au col marin".

Christian Parisot et al. Modigliani. Paris, 1991, ill. p. 136 (color) [English ed., 1992], as "Jeune femme au col marin".

Marc Restellini in Exposition Amedeo Modigliani au Japon. Exh. cat., Tobu Museum of Art. Tokyo, 1992, pp. 116–17, 204, no. 32, ill. (color), remarks that it is typical of works from 1917–18, and that it reprises the theme of a girl in a sailor's collar.

Joachim Pissarro in Les Peintres de Zborowski: Modigliani, Utrillo, Soutine et leurs amis. Exh. cat., Fondation de l'Hermitage. Lausanne, 1994, p. 165, no. 14, ill. (color).

Marie-Christine Decroocq in Amedeo Modigliani. Exh. cat., Museo d'Arte Moderna, Lugano. Milan, 1999, pp. 107, 196, no. 45, ill. (color and bw) [catalogue entry erroneously published under no. 43].



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