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    Sale 1902

    Impressionist and Modern Works on Paper

    7 November 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 151

    Piet Mondrian (1872-1944)

    Study for a Composition

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Piet Mondrian (1872-1944)
    Study for a Composition
    charcoal on paper
    5½ x 3¾ in. (14 x 9.5 cm.)
    Drawn circa 1939-1940


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    Provenance

    Estate of the artist (1944-1970).
    Harry Holtzman, New York.
    The Pace Gallery, New York (by 1970).
    Sidney Singer, Mamaroneck, New York (by 1978).
    Kay Hillman, New York (1983).
    Annely Juda Fine Art, London.
    Koh Gallery, Tokyo.
    Acquired by the present owner, circa 1985.


    Literature

    R.P. Welsh, Piet Mondrian: Introduction and Catalogue, exh. cat., Toronto and Philadelphia, 1966, p. 212, no. 29 (illustrated).
    J.M. Joosten, Piet Mondrian, Catalogue Raisonné of the Work of 1911-1944, New York, 1998, vol. II, p. 430, no. B359 (illustrated).


    Exhibited

    New York, The Pace Gallery; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Art Institute of Chicago; The Columbus Gallery of Fine Art; Dusseldorf, Galerie Denise René-Hans Meyer and Paris, Galerie Denise René, Mondrian: The Process Works, An Environment and Drawings 1921-1942, April 1970-February 1973, no. 8, p. 60 (dated circa 1939-1942).
    Cologne, Galerie Gmurzynska, De Stijl--Cercle et Carré, Entwicklungen des Konstruktivismus in Europa ab 1917, March-May 1974, no. 98 (dated circa 1939-1942).
    New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1978.
    London, Annely Juda Fine Art, Line + Movement, June-September 1979, no. 10 (dated circa 1939-1942; titled Classic Drawing no. 8).