Letter: A solution to Modigliani mystery

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The Independent Online
IN APRIL 1957 Paul Alexandre, Modigliani's friend and patron, invited me to his home in Paris to see paintings, drawings and letters of Modigliani ('Mystery of the Modiglianis', Review, 4 April). At the time, the artist's daughter Jeanne lent me a copy of her grandmother's journal.

Modigliani was a painstaking artist who made innumerable studies of the same subject. This may explain the 'mystery' of the unknown drawings. From photographs, they look remarkably similar to works shown in Verona in 1988, in Martigny in 1990 and in many books elsewhere.

June Rose

London N6

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