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Portrait of Paul Alexandre

A work made of black fabricated chalk on cream wove paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of black fabricated chalk on cream wove paper.

Date:

c. 1909

Artist:

Amedeo Modigliani
Italian, 1884–1920

About this artwork

After studying art in Italy, Modigliani moved to Paris, where he met the dermatologist Paul Alexandre. Alexandre would become Modigliani’s first patron, who eventually amassed a large collection of the artist’s work. Even though Alexandre found sitting for a portrait exhausting, he became the subject for several works. In this study for an oil painting, Modigliani captured the salient features of the doctor’s face: the sharp part in his hair and his piercing stare.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Amedeo Modigliani

Title

Portrait of Paul Alexandre

Origin

Italy

Date

Made 1904–1914

Medium

Black fabricated chalk on cream wove paper

Inscriptions

Inscribed recto, lower right, in pen and black ink: "A105" or "4,05" [?]

Dimensions

199 × 270 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection

Reference Number

2013.982

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