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Boy in a Striped Sweater

Artist:
Amedeo Modigliani (Italian, Livorno 1884–1920 Paris)
Date:
1918
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
36 x 21 1/2 in. (91.4 x 54.6 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection, 1998
Accession Number:
1999.363.56
Not on view
Inscription: Signed (upper right): modigliani
[Paul Guillaume, Paris, by 1931–d. 1934]; Private collection, Paris (in 1950); [Sam Salz, New York, 1952; sold on April 2, 1952, for $27,000, to Gelman]; Jacques and Natasha Gelman, Mexico City and New York (1952–his d. 1986); Natasha Gelman, Mexico City and New York (1986–d. 1998; her bequest to MMA)

Paris. Galerie Marcel Bernheim. "Exposition rétrospective Modigliani," June 6–25, 1931, no. 12 (as "Jeune homme," 1917).

New York. Demotte, Inc. "Amedeo Modigliani, 1884–1920: Retrospective Exhibition of Paintings," November 7–28, 1931, no. 7 (as "Le Chandail rose," 1917, lent by Monsieur Paul Guillaume, Paris).

Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels. "Modigliani," November 1933, no. 47 (as "Le chandail rose," 1918, lent by M. Guillaume, Paris).

Kunsthalle Basel. "Modigliani," January 7–February 4, 1934, no. 39 (as "Le chandail rayé," 1918, lent by M. Paul-Guillaume, Paris).

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Twentieth-Century Modern Masters: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection," December 12, 1989–April 1, 1990, unnumbered cat. (p. 149).

London. Royal Academy of Arts. "Twentieth-Century Modern Masters: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection," April 19–July 15, 1990, unnumbered cat.

Mexico City. Centro Cultural Arte Contemporáneo. "La Colección de Pintura Mexicana de Jacques y Natasha Gelman," June 23–October 11, 1992, not in catalogue.

Martigny. Fondation Pierre Gianadda. "De Matisse à Picasso: Collection Jacques et Natasha Gelman," June 18–November 1, 1994, unnumbered cat. (p. 173).

Formes no. 14 (April 1931), ill. [p. 3] [advertisement for Galerie Paul Guillaume, Paris], as "Youth with a Striped Jersey".

Maud Dale. "Modigliani." Formes no. 18 (October 1931), ill. between pp. 122 and 123, as "Le Chandail rose (The Pink Sweater)" in the Paul Guillaume collection.

Adolphe Basler. Modigliani. Paris, 1931, pl. 22, as "Le Chandail à rayures," 1917, in the collection of Paul Guillaume.

"Demotte Holds Modigliani Show." Art News 30 (November 7, 1931), p. 13.

Raymond Bouyer. "A travers les expositions du mois." Le Bulletin de l'art ancien et moderne no. 780 (July–August 1931), ill. p. 319, as "Jeune garçon" exhibited at the Galerie Marcel Bernheim [Exh. Paris 1931].

Raffaello Franchi. Modigliani. Florence, 1946, pl. XI, as "La maglietta rosa (Le chandail rose; The Rose Vest)," 1917; locates it still in the collection of Paul Guillaume.

Jacques Lassaigne in History of Modern Painting. Vol. 3, From Picasso to Surrealism. Geneva, 1950, ill. p. 33 (color), as "Boy with a Pink Shirt," 1917, in a private collection, Paris.

[Gualtieri Di] San Lazzaro. Modigliani. Paris, 1953, fig. 39, as "Jeune homme au chandail".

Arthur Pfannstiel. Modigliani et son œuvre. Paris, 1956, p. 156, no. 305, as "Le Chandail rose".

Ambrogio Ceroni. I dipinti di Modigliani. Milan, 1970, p. 99, no. 215, ill. [French ed., 1972], as "Giovanetto con maglia a righe," 1917.

J[oseph]. Lanthemann. Modigliani, 1884–1920, catalogue raisonné: Sa vie, son œuvre complet, son art. Barcelona, 1970, p. 129, no. 316, ill. p. 243, calls it "Garçon assis (chemisette de marin)".

Bernard Zürcher. Modigliani. London, 1981, p. 30, colorpl. 33, as "Young Man in a Striped Shirt," 1917.

Claude Roy. Modigliani. 2nd rev. ed [1st ed., 1958]. New York, 1985, ill. p. 91 (color), calls it "Young Man in a Striped Sweater" and dates it 1917.

Pierre Schneider in Twentieth-Century Modern Masters: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection. Ed. William S. Lieberman. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1989, p. 30 n. 3, recounts Jacques Gelman's determination to buy this picture from Salz soon after Salz had purchased it in Paris, quoting Gelman: "if he doesn't let me have the Modigliani, I'll kill him'".

Sabine Rewald in Twentieth-Century Modern Masters: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection. Ed. William S. Lieberman. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1989, pp. 148–50, 309, ill. (color and bw), notes that the sitter's clothing resembles a restaurant or hotel busboy's uniform, adding that from March 1918 to May 1919 while living in the south of France, Modigliani often "employed local young servants" as his models [Kathleen Brunner's chronology in "Modigliani and His Models," Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2006, p. 147, dates Modigliani's stay in Nice and Cagnes from April 1918 to May 1919.].

William S. Lieberman in Twentieth-Century Modern Masters: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection. Ed. William S. Lieberman. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1989, p. 14, fig. 3 (color, installation photo).

Gaston Diehl. Modigliani. rev. ed. [1st ed., 1969]. New York, 1989, ill. p. 81 (color), as "Boy in a Striped Vest," 1917.

Osvaldo Patani. Amedeo Modigliani: Catalogo generale. Vol. 1, Dipinti. Milan, 1991, p. 230, no. 221, ill. (color), calls it "Giovanotto con maglia a righe" and dates it 1917.

Isabelle de Wavrin. "L'Œil infaillible de Jacques Gelman." Beaux Arts no. 125 (July-August 1994), p. 47.



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