Amedeo Modigliani

Portrait of the Painter Frank Haviland

c. 1914, Oil on board

Gianni Mattioli Collection

Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice


This vivid portrait, painted in Paris in the second half of 1914, marks Amedeo Modigliani’s return to painting after a period of five years dedicated to sculpture. The sitter, Frank Burty Haviland, was a wealthy English amateur: a poet, a collector of African art, and a painter of small talent, who occupied a large studio near to Picasso’s and was known disparagingly to his friends as “Le Riche.”


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