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Piet Mondrian. Composition C. 1920

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Composition C

Piet Mondrian (Dutch, 1872–1944)

1920. Oil on canvas, 23 3/4 x 24" (60.3 x 61 cm). Acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest

Collection work meeting criteria specified in Introduction.

257.1948

Acquired from the artist, Paris by Peter Alma (1886-1969), Amsterdam [1]; sold to Herbert Tannenbaum (1892-1958), Amsterdam/New York, by 1948 [2]; sold to Kleemann Galleries, New York [3]; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1948 (Acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest).
[1] See Robert P. Welsh, and Joop M. Joosten, Piet Mondrian: catalogue raisonné, New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1998, B107 (Composition C, 1920). First shown at the exhibition La Section d'Or - Paris. Kubisten en Neo-Kubisten, Rotterdamsche Kunstkring, Rotterdam, June 20-July 4, no. 36; Haagsche Kunstkring, The Hague, July 11-August 1, 1920; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, October 23-November 7, 1920, no. 42. Purchased by Alma from the exhibition at the Haagsche Kunstkring, The Hague. The painting remained in the possession of Alma until at least 1946: He lent the painting to the memorial exhibition Piet Mondriaan herdenkingstententoonstelling, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, November 6-December 16, 1946 (no. 90: Compositie met rood blauw zwart en groen). Reproduced in Cahiers d’art, vol. 22 (1947), p. 113: "Composition 1920, Coll. Peter Alma, Amsterdam."
[2] See Robert P. Welsh, and Joop M. Joosten, Piet Mondrian: catalogue raisonné, New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1998, B107.
[3] Collection files 257.1948, Department of Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Composition with Red, Blue, Black, and Yellow-Green / Composition avec rouge, bleu, noir et jaune-vert
Compositie met rood blauw zwart en groen
Compositie II
[Composition with Yellow, Red, Blue-Gray, Blue, and Black]

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