Piet Mondrian. Composition in Brown and Gray. 1913

Piet Mondrian

Composition in Brown and Gray


Oil on canvas
33 3/4 x 29 3/4" (85.7 x 75.6 cm)
Object number
Painting and Sculpture
This work is not on view.
Piet Mondrian has 23 works online.
There are 2,242 paintings online.
Provenance Research Project
This work is included in the Provenance Research Project, which investigates the ownership history of works in MoMA's collection.
The artist [1]; to Jakob van Domselaer (1890-1960) and Maaike van Domselaer-Middelkoop (1892-1978), Amsterdam/Bergen, The Netherlands, after October 1915 until at least 1946 [2]. S.[alomon] van Deventer (1888-1972), Wassenaar, The Netherlands [3]; sold through Hedwig (Hedy) Imbach, New York, to The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1950 [4].
[1] Included in the exhibitions Erster Deutscher Herbstsalon, Galerie Der Sturm, Berlin, September 20-December 1913 (no. 296); 16 composities van P. Mondrian, Parijs, Kunsthandel W. Walrecht, The Hague, c. June 15-July 31, 1914; Alma, Le Fauconnier en Mondrian, Rotterdamsche Kunstkring, Rotterdam, January 31-February 28, 1915 (no. 60); Werken van Lodewijk Schelfhout. Piet Mondriaan + Jan Sluyters + Leo Gestel + Le Fauconnier + J.C. van Epen, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, October 3-25, 1915.
[2] See See Robert P. Welsh, and Joop M. Joosten, Piet Mondrian: catalogue raisonné, New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1998, vol. II-III, B36. The title inscription "Compositie 5" suggests that the painting may have been included in the exhibition Hollandsche Kunstenaarskring: 2de tentoonstelling, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, March 11-April 2, 1916. The painting was still in the possession of Jakob and Maaike van Domselaer in 1946: Domselaer lent the painting to the memorial exhibition Piet Mondriaan herdenkingstententoonstelling, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, November 6-December 16, 1946.
[3] See Robert P. Welsh, and Joop M. Joosten, Piet Mondrian: catalogue raisonné, New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1998, B36. Collection files 242.1950, Department of Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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