Piet Mondrian. Composition C. 1920

Piet Mondrian Composition C 1920

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Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
23 3/4 x 24" (60.3 x 61 cm)
Credit
Acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest (by exchange)
Object number
257.1948
Department
Painting and Sculpture

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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.

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