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    Sale 2806

    Twentieth Century Art

    2 December 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 49

    Piet Mondriaan (DUTCH, 1842-1944)

    Study of four Marigolds

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Piet Mondriaan (DUTCH, 1842-1944)
    Study of four Marigolds
    with signature and inscription 'Piet Mondriaan London period' (lower right)
    pencil on paper
    21 x 28 cm.
    Executed circa 1937-1939.


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    The inscription Mondriaan London period was added by the artist Ernst Leyden, who owned the work.

    To be sold with a photocertificate of authenticity by Prof. Robert Welsh, dated 15 March 1979.

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    Provenance

    Ernst Leyden, London/Paris, from circa 1939 until 1969.
    J.P. Smid, Amsterdam, 1979 (?).
    Anon. Sale Christie's Amsterdam, 12 December 1990, lot 53.


    Pre-Lot Text

    VARIOUS PROPERTIES


    Literature

    R.P. Welsh, J. Joosten, Piet Mondriaan, Catalogue Raisonné, Vol. II, Antwerp 1998, no. C.124, p. 497 (ill.)