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Modern and Contemporary Art
Artist: Amedeo Modigliani, Italian, 1884–1920

Portrait of a Young Woman


Oil on canvas

18 × 11 in. (45.7 × 27.9 cm)
framed: 27 3/4 × 20 7/16 × 3 in. (70.5 × 51.9 × 7.6 cm)
Bequest of Kate L. Brewster
Possibly made in France
On view
19th–20th century

Leopold Zborowski, Paris; Mrs. Cornelius J. Sullivan, New York; Kate Lancaster Brewster (since 1935); Mrs. Walter S. Brewster, United States.


Frederick Wight, Modigliani: Paintings and Drawings, exh. cat. (Los Angeles: Committee on Fine Arts Productions, University of California, 1961), 54, ill.

Ambrogio Ceroni, Amedeo Modgliani: Dessins et Sculptures (Milan: Edizioni del Milione, 1965), no. 216.

Francoise Forster-Hahn, French and School of Paris Paintings in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1968), 18–19.

J. Lanthemann, Modigliani 1884–1920, Catalogue Raisonné. Sa vie, Son Oeuvre Complet, Son Art (Barcelona, Spain: Gráficas Condal, 1970), no. 333.

Ambrogio Ceroni and Francoise Cachin, Tout l’Oeuvre Peint de Modigliani (Paris: Flammarion, 1972), fig. 224.

Tadayasu Sakai and Toshio Yamanashi, Modigliani Exhibition: Love and Nostalgia for Montparnasse, exh. cat. (Tokyo: Mainichi Newspapers, 1979), 20, ill.

Modigliani: Liege, Musee Saint-Georges du 18 octobre au 14 decembre 1980., exh. cat. (Liege, Belgium: Musee St. Georges, 1980), 78, 79, ill.

Werner Schmalenbach, Amadeo Modigliani (Munchen, Germany: Prestel-Verlag, 1990), 123, 221, ill.

Christian Parisot, Modigliani: catalogue raisonne (Livorno, Italy: Giorgio and Guido Guastalla, 1990), 193, 322, fig. 9/1918.

Osvaldo Patani, Amedeo Modigliani: Catalogo generale, diptini, vol. 1, 3 vols. (Milan: Leonardo, 1991), 242, fig. 234.

Marc Restellini, Modigliani: The Melancholy Angel, exh. cat. (Milan: Skira, 2002).

Maurice Berger, Modigliani: Beyond the Myth, ed. Mason Klein (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2004).

Simonetta Fraquelli and Nancy Ireson, eds., Modigliani, exh. cat. (London: Tate Publishing, 2017), 181.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.