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Theo and Nelly van Doesburg, Paris, possibly from 1923-1951.
(possibly) Maurice E. Culberg, New York.
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, until 1953.
Herbert and Nannette Rothschild, New York, by 1953.
Judith Rothschild, New York, by descent from the above.
Judith Rothschild Foundation, New York, by 1993.
Private collection, France.
Anonymous sale, Christie's, New York, 4 May 2004, lot 27.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
'Theo van Doesburg ès felesége, parisi atelièjükben', in Periszkop, no. 4, June - July 1925 (illustrated).
'P. Mondrian: Compositie 1922', in De Stijl, no. 78, p. 81 (illustrated; titled 'Compositie').
O. Morisani, L'astrattismo di Piet Mondrian: Con Appendice di scritti dell'artista, vol. 13, Venice, 1956 (illustrated pl. 59; titled 'Composizione').
M. Seuphor, Piet Mondrian: Life and Work, New York, 1956, p. 169 (illustrated; titled Composition).
M. Seuphor, 'Mondrian: le retour de Mondrian ou les cendres brûlantes', in Aujourd'hui: art et architecture, January 1957, no. 11, p. 5 (illustrated; titled 'Composition').
H. Kramer, 'Constructing the Absolute: Reflections on the Exhibition 'Construction and Geometry in Painting'', in Art Digest, May 1960, no. 8, p. 43 (illustrated; titled 'Composition').
C. Ragghianti, Mondrian e l'arte del XX secolo, Milan, 1962, p. 333 (illustrated pl. XXI; titled 'Composizione').
D. Vallier, Geschichte der Malerei im 20. Jahrhundert 1870-1940. Die Ursprünge, die Strømungen und die Maler in Frankreich, Deutschland, Italien, Russland, Belgien, England, Holland, USA, Cologne, 1963, p. 281 (illustrated; titled Komposition).
G. Downing & D. Robbins, Herbert and Nannette Rothschild Collection, Providence, 1966, no. 111.
A. Busignani, Mondrian, Florence, 1968 (illustrated pl. 56; titled 'Composition').
H.L.C. Jaffé, Piet Mondrian, New York, 1970, pp. 142-143 (illustrated pl. XXVIII; titled Composition).
E. van Straaten, Theo van Doesburg 1883-1931. Een documentaire op basis van materiaal uit de Schenking van Moorsel, The Hague, 1983, p. 118 (illustrated p. 119).
J. Meuris, Mondrian, Paris, 1991, p. 167 (illustrated pl. 225; titled 'Composition avec rouge, jaune et bleu').
J.M. Joosten, Piet Mondrian: catalogue raisonné 1911-1944, vol. II, Antwerp, 1998, no. B134, p. 300 (illustrated p. 299).
New York, Galerie Chalette, Composition and Geometry in Painting from Malevich to "Tomorrow", March - June 1960, no. 11 (titled 'Composition'); this exhibition later travelled to Cincinnati, Contemporary Art Center, July - October 1960; Chicago, The Arts Club of Chicago, November - December 1960 and Minneapolis, Walker Art Center, January - February 1961.
New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, Paintings and Watercolours by Piet Mondrian, November 1963, no. 22 (titled 'Composition: Red, Blue & Yellow').
Santa Barbara, Museum of Art, Piet Mondrian, January - February 1965, no. 56; this exhibition later travelled to Dallas, Museum of Fine Arts, March - April 1965.
Washington D.C., The Washington Gallery of Modern Art, Piet Mondrian Retrospective, May - June 1965, no. 40.
Providence, Brown University, Rhode Island School of Design, Museum of Art, Herbert and Nannette Rothschild Collection, October - November 1966, no. 111.
New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Piet Mondrian: Centennial Exhibition, October - December 1971, no. 94.
Saskatoon, University of Saskatchewan, Structure in Art, February - March 1973.
New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Piet Mondrian at the Guggenheim Museum, November 1976 - April 1977, no. 14.
New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Piet Mondrian at the Guggenheim, January - February 1979.
New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, Mondrian: Paintings and Drawings, 1900-1914, February - March 1980, no. 12 (titled 'Composition in Red, Yellow & Blue').
Paris, Grand Palais, Foire Internationale d'Art Contemporain, Sidney Janis Gallery: Mondrian, October 1980, no. 8.
Washington D.C., National Gallery of Art, Encounters with Modern Art: Works from the Rothschild Family Collection, September 1996 - January 1997, no. 61 (titled 'Composition with Red, Yellow and Blue'); this exhibition later travelled to Philadelphia, Museum of Art, March - May 1997 and San Francisco, Museum of Modern Art, September - December 1997.