A Quick Look at 20 Paintings from Modigliani’s Celebrated Reclining Nude Series

Sotheby’s unveiled a record-setting Modigliani’s Nu Couché attached with the highest estimate ever placed on a work of art, bringing the artworld’s attention to the Italian artist and his celebrated series of Reclining Nudes made between 1916 - 1919. We have made a compilation of 20 paintings from the series, some are currently in museum collections while some are kept in private hands. Here is a quick look at paintings from the acclaimed series.

Italian painter Amedeo Modigliani was best known for his Reclining Nudes series

The twelve paintings below are now housed in museums.

New York|The Metropolitan Museum of Art|Painted in 1917

New York|Museum of Modern Art|Painted in 1919

New York|Solomon R.Guggenheim Museum|Painted 1917

Shanghai|Long Museum|Painted in 1917

Osaka|Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts|Painted in 1917

Washington|National Gallery of Art|Painted in 1917

Washington|National Gallery of Art|Painted in 1918

Oberlin, Ohio|Allen Memorial Art Museum|Painted in 1917

Philadelphia|Barnes Foundation|Painted in 1917

Zürich|Foundation E.G. Bührle|Painted in 1916

Stuttgart|Staatsgalerie Stuttgart|Painted in 1917

Rome|Galleria Nazionale d'arte Moderna |Painted in 1918 - 1919


The seven paintings below are currently held in private hands

It was sold for US$1.18m to Russian art collector Dmitry Rybolovlev in a 2012 private sale|Painted in 1917

Painted in 1916

Painted in 1916

Painted in 1917

Painted in 1919

Painted in 1917

Painted in 1919


Here is the one offered at Sotheby’s coming Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale in New York.

Amedeo Modigliani. Nu couché (sur le côté gauche)

Lot no.: 18
Created in: 1917
Size: 89.5 x 146.7cm

  • Léopold Zborowski, Paris (acquired from the artist)
  • Jonas Netter, Paris (acquired by 1926)
  • Private Collection, Paris (by descent from the above)
  • Private Collection, United States (acquired from the above and sold: Christie’s, New York, November 4, 2003, lot 29)
  • Acquired at the above sale

Estimate: US$150,000,000


Auction details
Auction house: Sotheby's New York
Sale: Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale
Lots offered: 46
2018/5/4 - 5|10am - 5pm
2018/5/6|1pm - 5pm
2018/5/7 - 12|10am - 5pm
2018/5/13|1pm - 5pm
2018/5/14|10am - 1pm
Auction: 2018/5/14|7pm