Piet Mondrian Composition in Brown and Gray 1913
We have identified these works in the following photos from our exhibition history.
Dec 16, 1952–Feb 15, 1953
XXVth Anniversary Exhibition: Paintings from the Museum Collection
Oct 19, 1954–Feb 6, 1955
1 other work identified
30th Anniversary Special Installation - Towards the "New" Museum
Nov 18–29, 1959
4 other works identified
Art in a Changing World: 1884–1964: Painting and Sculpture from the Museum Collection
May 27, 1964
1 other work identified
Selections from the Permanent Collection: Painting and Sculpture
May 17, 1984–Aug 4, 1992
Artist’s Choice: Ellsworth Kelly, Fragmentation and The Single Form
Jun 15–Sep 4, 1990
2 other works identified
This work is included in the Provenance Research Project, which investigates the ownership history of works in MoMA's collection.
The artist ; to Jakob van Domselaer (1890-1960) and Maaike van Domselaer-Middelkoop (1892-1978), Amsterdam/Bergen, The Netherlands, after October 1915 until at least 1946 . S.[alomon] van Deventer (1888-1972), Wassenaar, The Netherlands ; sold through Hedwig (Hedy) Imbach, New York, to The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1950 .
 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.
 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.
 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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