|Other||S(655), O-, B-|
|Title||B149 "Komposition mit Gelb, Zinnober, Schwarz, Blau und verschiedenen grauen und weissen Tönen"
(Composition with Yellow, Cinnabar, Black, Blue and Various Grey and White Tones)
|Format||Oil on canvas|
|Size (h,w)||83.7 x 50.2 cm|
|Signed||lower centre: PM 23|
|Location||Whereabouts unknown. This picture was in the Hannover Provinzialmuseum, but was confiscated by the Nazi authorities in 1937, presumably in their cull of 'decadent' art.|
|Owners||1924 consigned to Sophie Küppers (Hannover); 1924 Hannover Provinzialmuseum; 1937 confiscated.|
|Credits||The second photograph (c. May 1923) shows Mondrian and Nellie van Doesburg with B149 behind and B146 on the floor.|
|Notes||The painting has been reconstructed.
The Hannover Museum has also reconstructed the entire Cabinet of Abstraction exhibition (link here) and their version of B149 reverses the blue and red, though we agree on the yellow.
|US ©||2019 - it is curious that a painting that does not exist other than in 70-year old black and white photographs can still be subject to copyright restricions. Nick B. July 2017.|