Piet Mondriaan (1872-1944)
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Piet Mondriaan (1872-1944)

Summer night

Piet Mondriaan (1872-1944)
Summer night
signed 'Piet Mondriaan' (lower right)
oil on canvas
32.5 x 44.5 cm.
Painted circa 1906-07
K. Legat, The Hague (on loan to the Gemeentemuseum The Hague 1955-63). Jon N. Streep, Amsterdam/New York.
Allen Frumkin Gallery, New York, 1965.
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's New York, 12 November 1987, lot 335.
Anonymous sale, Christie's Amsterdam, 7 December 1994, lot 249.
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's Amsterdam, 6 December 2006, lot 14.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
Maria Grazia Ottolenghi, L'opera completa di Mondrian, Milan 1974, no. 144, p. 98 (illustrated).
Robert Welsh, Piet Mondrian's early career: The "Naturalistic" Periods, New York 1977, no. 149, p. 91 (illustrated).
Robert Welsh, Catalogue Raisonné of the Naturalistic Works (until early 1911), Blaricum 1998, no. A521, p. 360 (illustrated).
Toronto, The Art Gallery/Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Museum of Art The Hague, Gemeentemuseum, Piet Mondriaan, 12 February - 7 August 1966, no. 41.
The Hague, Gallery Pieter van Voorst van Beest, Piet Mondriaan 1872-1944, September - November 1988.
Amsterdam, Gemeentearchief Amsterdam, Mondriaan aan de Amstel 1892-1912, 18 February - 15 May 1994.
Tsinandali, Alexander Chavchavadze House-Museum, Once upon a time in Holland. The young Piet Mondriaan and the Masters who inspired him, 1 May - 30 June 2011.
Amersfoort, Mondriaanhuis, Mondriaan in de polder, 8 September 2013 - 12 January 2014.
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Lot Essay

The present lot is a preliminary oil study for the large painting Summer night (Welsh A.523) from 1907, which is in the collection of the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague.

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