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Between 1916 and 1919, Modigliani created a series with twenty-two lying naked and sixteen sitting. The artist's dealer Leopold Zborowski paid him a scholarship of 15 francs per day and five francs for models for posing.
Now most of the paintings from this cycle are in public galleries, such as the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum in New York.
Left: Amedeo Modigliani, Seated Nude with a Shirt (1917). Lille Metropolitan Museum of Contemporary Art, Villeneuve d'Ascq
Based on Agence France-Presse. Main illustration: “Reclining Nude (on the left side)” by Amedeo Modigliani at the pre-sale exhibition in Hong Kong; Photo - South China Morning Post