Amedeo MODIGLIANI (1884-1920) Portrait of...

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Amedeo MODIGLIANI (1884-1920) Portrait of...

Amedeo MODIGLIANI (1884-1920)
Portrait of Victor Max Descaves (1899-1959), circa 1918
Pencil on paper.
Signed lower right
37 x 22 cm
Accompanied by a letter from Mr Jean-Claude Descaves, signed and dated June 1987. On the back of the frame, Japanese label with No. 23 and Bernheim Jeune label.
(Tears and small gaps)
-Collection of Mr Victor Max Descaves, Paris
-Collection of Jean-Claude Descaves, Paris (by descent).
-Sale Paris Drouot by Maîtres Ribeyre and Deurbergue on December 12, 1998, lot 38.
-Acquired at the previous sale by the current owner.

Bernheim Jeune Gallery, Paris (label on the back of the frame).

- C. PARISOT, Modigliani, catalogue raisonné, volume 1 (drawings and watercolours), Graphis Arte Livourne, 1990, p 355 and reproduced in black and white p. 328, under number 29/18.
- O. PATANI, Modigliani, catalogo generale, disegni, 1906-1920, Leonardo Milan, 1994, reproduced in black and white p.237 under number 416.

Max Decaves is the son of the naturalist columnist and writer Lucien Decaves. He was a literary journalist, frequented Montparnasse and interviewed Celine in 1932, an unknown author at the time.

This package is presented jointly by Cabinet Chanoit and Cabinet de Bayser.
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