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Amedeo Modigliani. Head. 1915?
Amedeo Modigliani

Head

1915?
Not on view
Medium
Limestone
Dimensions
22 1/4 x 5 x 14 3/4" (56.5 x 12.7 x 37.4 cm)
Credit
Gift of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller in memory of Mrs. Cornelius J. Sullivan
Object number
593.1939
Provenance information
Leopold Zborowski (1889-1932), Paris [1]; private collection, London [2]; Mary Quinn Sullivan (1877-1939), New York, by 1937 [3]; acquired by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1939 (Gift of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller in memory of Mrs. Cornelius J. Sullivan) [4].
[1] Per Osvaldo Patani, Amedeo Modigliani, Milan: Leonardo 1992, no. 15.
[2] Ibid.
[3] See exhibition announcement in Art Digest, vol. 12, no. 5 (December 1st, 1937), p. 20: "In the realm of modern art, nothing is quite so rare as a Modigliani stone head … So it is with special interest that devotees of the Modern French await the coming exhibition (Dec. 6 to 23) at the galleries of Mrs. Cornelius J. Sullivan, New York, which will contain two of these rarities." MoMA's sculpture is reproduced. Included in the exhibition Art in Our Time, New York: The Museum of Modern Art, May 10-September 30, 1939 (lent by "Mrs. Cornelius J. Sullivan"). On January 1, 1939, Mary Sullivan informed Barr: "I am happy that the Modigliani head will have a larger audience than my gallery gives it, and best of all that it will be shown by the Modern Museum."
[4] Accepted into collection December 8, 1939.

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