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Piet Mondrian. Composition with Color Planes 5. 1917

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Composition with Color Planes 5

Piet Mondrian (Dutch, 1872–1944)

Oil on canvas
19 3/8 x 24 1/8" (49 x 61.2 cm)
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The Sidney and Harriet Janis Collection
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Acquired from the artist by Hendricus P. Bremmer (1871-1956), The Hague, 1918 [1]; to Joannes D. Waller (1862-1937), Driebergen [2]; Estate of Joannes D. Waller, 1937 [3]; to Joannes D. Waller, Jr., The Hague / Geneva, c. 1946 [4]. G. David Thompson (1899-1965), Pittsburgh, by 1961 [5]; [Harold Daimond, New York] [6]; to Galerie Beyeler, Basel, by 1964 [7]; to Sidney Janis, New York, 1966 [8]; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1967 (The Sidney and Harriet Janis Collection).
[1] Joop M. Joosten, ed. Piet Mondrian: Catalogue Raisonné of the Work of 1911-1944, New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1998, no. B 91. Included in the 4th exhibition of the Hollandsche Kunstenaarskring, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, March 16-April 7, 1918 [no. 65?].
[2] Ibid. Date of acquisition not known.
[3] Ibid.
[4] Ibid. Date of transfer "c. 1946" per Joosten. Lender to the exhibition Mondriaan, Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, February 10-April 12, 1955. See also Michel Seuphor, Piet Mondrian: Life and Work, New York: Abrams, 1956, p. 382: "J.D. Waller, Jr., The Hague."
[5] Not in Joosten 1998. Included in the exhibition Collectie Thompson uit Pittsburgh, Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, February 17-April 9, 1961.
[6] Not in Joosten 1998. Per Yves-Alain Bois et al, Piet Mondrian, exh. cat. New York: The Museum of Modern Art et al, 1994, p. 180, no. 76.
[7] Included in the exhibition Piet Mondrian, Nov 1964-Jan 1965, no. 35, Galerie Beyeler, Basel. Lender to the exhibition Konstruktive Malerei 1915-1930, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Nov 19, 1966-Jan 8, 1967 (no. 43). Date of acquisition is given as "1966" in Joosten 1998 and "1965" in Bois et al. 1994.
[8] Per Joosten 1998 and Bois et al. 1994.

Compositie No. 5, with Color Planes 5
Conposition No. 5 with Color Planes / Composition with Color Planes No. 5 / Composition avec plans de couleur No. 5
Komposition mit Farbflächen Nr. 5
Compositie met kleurvlakjes
Compositie N. 5
Composition with Color Planes, V
[Compositie no. 5]

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