Nu couche
Artwork: Nu couche
Size: 59.9 x 92 cm
Medium: Oil on canvas
Creation year: 1917
Marks: Signed 'modigliani' (upper right)
Category: Paintings
Artwork details : 1917-1918
Provenance: Leopold Zborowski, Paris; Jonas Netter, Paris; Riccardo and Cesarina Gualino, Turin (acquired in Paris, 2 October 1928); Societa Anonima Finanziaria, Zaccaria Pisa, Milan; collection sale, Galleria Pesaro, Milan, 5-8 February 1934, lot 185; Pietro Feroldi, Brescia (by 1935); Gianni Mattioli, Milan (acquired from the above, 1949), and thence by descent to the previous owner, 1977; By descent to the present owners, Switzerland, 1987
Exhibition history: Paris, Galerie Bing & Cie., Modigliani, October-November 1925; Venice, Giardini della Biennale, La XVII Biennale di Venezia, May-November 1930, no. 1265; Budapest, Mucsarnok, Modern olasz muveszeti kiallitas, January-March 1936, p. 38, no. 314 (illustrated; titled Fekvo noi akt); Galleria di Roma, Omaggio a sedici artisti italiani, 1937, no. 11 (illustrated; titled Nudo); Brussels, Societe Auxiliaire des Expositions du Palais des Beaux-Arts, Art Italien Contemporain, January-February 1950, no. 69 (illustrated); Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Figuren uit de Italiaanse kunst na 1910, March-April 1950, no. 70 (illustrated; titled Naakt); Paris, Musee national d'art moderne, Exposition d'Art Moderne Italien, May-June 1950, no. 50; London, Tate Gallery, Modern Italian Art: An Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture Held Under the Auspices of The Amici di Brera and The Italian Institute, June-July 1950, p. 13, no. 63 (illustrated, pp. 62-63, pls. 8 and 9; titled Recumbent Nude); Cleveland Museum of Art and New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Modigliani: Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture, January-June 1951, p. 52 (illustrated in color, p. 14; titled Nude on a Cushion); Florence, Palazzo Strozzi, Arte moderna in una raccolta italiana, April-May 1953, no. 21 (illustrated, pl. 11; titled Grande nudo); Rome, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, VII Quadriennale nazionale d'arte di Roma, November 1955-April 1956, p. 58, no. 61 (dated 1917 and titled Nudo rosa); Milan, Palazzo Reale, Mostra di Amedeo Modigliani, November-December 1958, p. 26, no. 34 (illustrated in color, pl. 34; dated 1917 and titled Nudo sdraiato); Turin, Civica galleria d'arte moderna, Capolavori d'arte moderna nelle raccolte private, October-December 1959, p. 42, no. 24 (illustrated in color, pl. 3; titled Nudo coricato); Florence, Palazzo Strozzi, Arte Moderna in Italia, 1915-1935, February-May 1967, p. XXIII, no. 446 (illustrated in color, p. 101; dated 1917 and titled Nudo disteso; on the label on the reverse, the dates of the exhibition appear as November 1966-February 1967 and the work is numbered 738); Washington, D.C., The Phillips Collection; Dallas Museum of Fine Arts; San Francisco Museum of Art; Detroit Institute of Arts; Kansas City, William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art; Boston Museum of Fine Arts and New York, Olivetti, Masters of Modern Italian Art from the Collection of Gianni Mattioli, February 1967-March 1969, no. 69 (illustrated; detail illustrated in color on the cover); Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts; Humlebaek, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art; Hamburger Kunsthalle; Madrid, Museo Espanol de Arte Contemporaneo and Barcelona, Palacio de la Virreina, Maitres de l'art moderne en Italie: Collection G. Mattioli, Milan, September 1969-January 1971, p. 68, no. 69 (illustrated); Kyoto, The National Museum of Modern Art and Tokyo, The National Museum of Modern Art, Masters of Modern Italian Art from the Collection of Gianni Mattioli, April-July 1972, p. 126, no. 69 (illustrated, p. 77); Tokyo, Museum of Contemporary Art, A History of Art in Italy in the Twentieth Century, September-December 2001, no. 20.London, Royal Academy of Arts, Modigliani and His Models, July-October 2006, p. 155, no. 21 (illustrated in color, pp. 100-101; illustrated again in color as a frontispiece; dated 1917 and titled Reclining Nude with Outstretched Arms)

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Date: 2015-11-09
Lot Number: 8
Hammer Price: $152000000
Sold For: 170404992 XYZ