Amedeo Modigliani, Cariatide Rouge sur Fond Noir (Red Caryatid on Black Ground), c. 1913-1914. Red and black gouache with admixtures of white and blue water-based thickened paint and stick charcoal on thin white wove paper laid down to medium weightwove paper, 62.5 x 42.5 cm (24.6 x 16.7 in.). Courtesy DAVID TUNICK, INC. at TEFAF Maastricht 2023.

ProvenanceThe artist; c. 1913-14 direct to his friend,
Mariska Diederich (1884?-1953?), Paris; sometime between the teens and mid-1940’s to
Sydney G. Biddle (1889-1954), West Chester, PA; by descent to
his wife Cornelia Trowbridge Biddle (1906-1978), West Chester, PA; to
Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, May 2, 1974, lot 123 (cover color illus. and full page color illus. within the catalogue); to
Jan-Erik von Löwenadler (1936-2010), Stockholm, Paris, Los Angeles, to
Private collection, Auckland; to
Private collection, Auckland and London; 2022 to
David Tunick, Inc., New York.

Literature: 1962. Published in Modigliani the Sculptor, by A. Werner, page XXXII, catalogue 76;
1965. Published in Amedeo Modigliani Dessins et Sculptures, avec Suite de Catalogue Illustré des Peintures, vol. II, by Ambrogio Ceroni, page 34, catalogue 116;
1970. Published in Modigliani Catalogue Raisonné, by J. Lanthemann, page 301, catalogue 562;
1992. Published in Amedeo Modigliani, Catalogo Generale, Scultore e Desegni, by O. Patani, page 198, catalogue 225;
2006. Published in Modigliani: Catalogue raisonné, by C. Parisot, page 272, 97, catalogue 72/13;
1956. Published in Modigliani: The Sydney G. Biddle Collection, by Perls Galleries, page 10, catalogue 6;
1966. Published in The Nudes of Modigliani, by Perls Galleries, William S. Lieberman, catalogue 14.