Lunia Czechowska (A La Robe Noire)
Artwork: Lunia Czechowska (A La Robe Noire)
Size: 92.4 x 60 cm
Medium: Oil on canvas
Creation year: 1919
Marks: Signed 'modigliani' (upper right)
Category: Paintings
Provenance: Leopold Zborowski, Paris; Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius J. Sullivan, New York (acquired from the previous, by 1932); Estate sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, 6 December 1939, lot 58; Chester Dale, New York (acquired at the previous sale); M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., New York (acquired from the previous, 5 April 1954); Acquired from the previous by the late owner, 3 November 1954
Exhibition history: The Springfield Museum of Fine Arts, Opening Exhibition in Honor of James Philip and Julia Emma Gray, October-November 1933, p. 32, no. 120; New York, Valentine Gallery (Valentine Dudensing), Twelve Portraits by Modigliani and a Group of Modern French Paintings, January 1940, no. 12; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Paintings from the Chester Dale Collection, 1943 (illustrated; dated 1918); Cincinnati Art Museum, Amedeo Modigliani: Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings, April-May 1959, no. 21 (dated circa 1918); New Haven, Yale University Art Gallery, Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture Collected by Yale Alumni, May-June 1960, p. 100, no. 107 (illustrated; titled Portrait of Madame Chechowska and dated 1918); London, National Portrait Gallery, Painting the Century: 101 Portrait Masterpieces 1900-2000, October 2000-February 2001, p. 90 (illustrated in color, p. 91); London, Royal Academy of the Arts, Modigliani and His Models, July-October 2006, p. 135, no. 47 (illustrated in color, p. 134)

Christie's New York

Date: 2019-05-13
Lot Number: 25A
Low Estimate: $12000000 [+83%]
High Estimate: $18000000 [+22%]
Hammer Price: $22000000
Sold For: $25245000