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Mondrian 1920s - Part II

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B150 Tableau with Yellow, Black, Blue, Red and Grey, 1923
Oil on canvas, 54x53.5 cm
Signed lower centre in black on grey: PM 23
The Berardo Collection
S654, O349, B-
Owners: 1924 consigned to Til Brugman ('s-Gravenhage); 1951? EHEL Cabos and MF Cabos-de Fries (Rotterdam / Utrecht); 1951 Jon L Senior Jr (NY); 1958 Sidney Janis Gallery; 1959 Galerie Bayeler, Basel; 1959 Riccardo Jucker (Milan); 199? private collection; ? Berardo Collection.

Image from the 2011 Pompidou catalogue.
Mondrian B150Tableau with Yellow, Black, Blue, Red and Grey, 1923
B151, see B156

B97
B152 Lozenge Composition with Red, Black, Blue and Yellow, 1925
Oil on canvas, diagonal 109cm, sides 77x77cm
Signed lower left in yellow on black line: PM '25
Private collection
S481, O360, B-
Owners: 1926 EHEL Cabos and MF Cabos-de Fries (Rotterdam / Utrecht); 1964 MF Wilbaut-de Fries (Zeist / 's-Gravenhage); 1988 heirs of -de Fries; 1990 Auction Christie's NY; 1990 private collection.

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Mondrian B152 Lozenge Composition with Red, Black, Blue and Yellow, 1925
B153 and B113 Tableau No.I with Red, Blue, Yellow, Black, and Grey, 1925 (second state)
Oil on canvas, 75.3x65 cm
Signed lower centre: PM '21-'25, the 25 with less emphasis than the original signature.
Beyeler Collection, Basel
S467, O350, B-
Owners: 1925 consigned to Sophie Küppers (Hannover / Dresden); 1927 given by Sophie Küppers to Kunstausstellung Kühl, Dresden; 1929 Werner M Moser and Silva Moser-Schindler, through Mart Stam; 1972-87 on loan to the Kunsthaus Zürich; 1987 auction Christie's, London; 1987 Thomas Ammann Fine Arts AG, Zürich; 1993 Beyeler Collection

Image from the Beyeler Collection.
Mondrian B153 Tableau No.I with Red, Blue, Yellow, Black, and Grey, 1925
B154 and B121Tableau No.II with Red, Blue, Black, Yellow and Grey, 1925 (second state)
Oil on canvas, 75x65 cm
Signed lower left: PM '21-25, original in black, later addition in grey and with less emphasis.
Private collection
S468, O351, B-
Owners: 1925 consigned to Sophie Küppers (Hannover / Dresden); 1926 Friedrich Bienert (Dresden / Berlin); 1950 Max Bill (Zürich); 1982 Hans Mayer (Düsseldorf); 1982 EV Thaw (NY); 1983 private collection.

Image from Meuris.

Installation photograph of B154 and B171 from Dresden 1926 is attributed to Gosudarstvennaja Tetrakoskaja galerja, Moscow.
Mondrian B154 Tableau No.II with Red, Blue, Black, Yellow and Grey, 1925 Mondrian  B154 installation Dresden, 1926
B155 and B133Tableau No.III with Red, Black, Yellow, Blue and Grey, 1925 (second state)
Oil on canvas, 49.2x49.2 cm
Signed lower right in red on blue: P M | 21-25, (1922 signature and date, lower left have been overpainted)
The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.
S-, O-, B-
Owners: 1925 consigned to Sophie Küppers (Hannover / Dresden); 1927 given by Sophie Küppers to Kunstausstellung Kühl, Dresden; 1942 Valentine Gallery / Mrs Valentine Dudensing, NY; 1946 The Phillips Collection.

Image from the Phillips Collection.
Mondrian B155 Tableau No.III with Red, Black, Yellow, Blue and Grey, 1925
B156 (and B151) Lozenge Composition, 1924
Tableau No.IV Losangique Pyramidal, 1925, with Red, Blue, Yellow and Black, 1924/25
(second state)
Oil on canvas, diagonals 142.8 x 142.5 cm, sides 100.5x100.5cm
Signed lower left in red on black: PM
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., gift of Herbert and Nannette Rothschild
S485, O359, B-
Owners: 1925 consigned to Sophie Küppers (Hannover / Dresden); 1925 Friedrich Bienert (Dresden / Berlin); 1950 Galerie Rudolf Springer (Berlin); 1951 Jon N Streep (Amsterdam / NY); 1951 John L Senior Jr (NY); 1956 Sidney Janis Gallery; 1956 Herbert and Nannette Rothschild (NY); 1971 National Gallery of Art, Washington.

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Mondrian B156 Lozenge Composition, 1924
B157 and B140 Tableau No.V with Red, Black, Gray and Blue, 1925 (second state)
Oil on canvas, 55x65 cm
Signed lower left in blue plane: PM '22-25
Whereabouts unknown
S470, O344, B-
Owners: 1925 consigned to Sophie Küppers (Hannover / Dresden); 1925 Ida Bienert (Dresden).

No known colour image.

I have tried a reconstruction based on two interpretations of the hints available.

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Mondrian B157 Tableau No.V with Red, Black, Gray and Blue, 1925 Mondrian B157 sketch Mondrian B157 reconstruction Mondrian B157 reconstruction
B158 Tableau No.VI with Red, Yellow and Blue, 1925
Oil on canvas, 44x54 cm
Whereabouts unknown
S-, O-, B-
Owners: 1925 consigned to Sophie Küppers (Hannover / Dresden); 1927 given by Sophie Küppers to Kunstausstellung Kühl, Dresden.

There is no available image of this painting, only the sketch. It is one of several works (along with 149, 157, 161, 164, 174...) consigned to Sophie Küppers in Hanover and Dresden in the 1920s. Some were confiscated by the Nazis (149...), others presumably just lost during the war.

The second subject of the Reconstruction programme.

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Mondrian B158 Tableau No.VI with Red, Yellow and Blue, 1925 Mondrian B158 reconstruction
B159 Tableau No.VII with Blue, Yellow, Black and Red, 1925
Oil on canvas, 48.5x43.5 cm
Signed lower left in black on white: PM 25
Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld
S633, O352, B-
Owners: 1925 consigned to Sophie Küppers (Hannover / Dresden); 1927 given by Sophie Küppers to Kunstausstellung Kühl, Dresden; 1950 Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld.

Image from Wember, Malerei in unserem Jahrhundert, 1963
Mondrian B159 Tableau No.VII with Blue, Yellow, Black and Red, 1925
B160 Tableau No.VIII with Yellow, Red, Black and Blue, 1925
Oil on canvas, 49x41.5 cm
Signed lower right in red on blue: PM
Private collection (1978-88 on loan to the Staatsgalerie Moderner Kunst, Munich).
S-, O-, B-
Owners: 1925 consigned to Sophie Küppers (Hannover / Dresden); 1927 given by Sophie Küppers to Kunstausstellung Kühl, Dresden; 1950 Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld; 1950? Galerie Alex Vömel (Düsseldorf); 1955 Karl Anselmino (Wuppertal); 1977 private collection; 1978-88 on loan to the Staatsgalerie Moderner Kunst, Munich.

Temporary image, no suggestions of an available colour image.

Facsimile - Temporary and approximate colour images (two of the numerous possible interpretations) .
Mondrian B160 Tableau No.VIII with Yellow, Red, Black and Blue, 1925 Mondrian  B160 facsimile Mondrian  B160 facsimile
B161 Tableau No.IX with Blue, Red and Yellow, 1925
Oil on canvas, 63x43 cm

Whereabouts unknown, no suggestions of an available colour image.
S-, O-, B-
Owners: 1925 consigned to Sophie Küppers (Hannover / Dresden); 1925 Ida Bienert (Dresden).

The first result of the Reconstruction programme.

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Mondrian B161 Tableau No.IX with Blue, Red and Yellow, 1925 Mondrian B161 sketch Mondrian B161 reconstruction
B162 Tableau No.X with Yellow, Black, Red and Blue, 1925
Oil on canvas, 49x42.5 cm
Signed lower right in red on blue: PM '25
Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld
S634, O353, B-
Owners: 1925 consigned to Sophie Küppers (Hannover / Dresden); 1927 given by Sophie Küppers to Kunstausstellung Kühl, Dresden; 1950 Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld.

Image from Wember, Malerei in unserem Jahrhundert, 1963
Mondrian B162 Tableau No.X with Yellow, Black, Red and Blue, 1925
B163 Tableau No.XI with Red, Black, Blue and Yellow, 1925
Oil on canvas, 38.5x34.5 cm
Signed lower left in red on black line: PM 22 (date error presumed to have occurred during restoration).
Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld
S628, O345, B-
Owners: 1925 consigned to Sophie Küppers (Hannover / Dresden); 1927 given by Sophie Küppers to Kunstausstellung Kühl, Dresden; 1950 Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld.

Image from Wember, Malerei in unserem Jahrhundert, 1963
Mondrian B163 Tableau No.XI with Red, Black, Blue and Yellow, 1925
B164 Tableau No.XII with Red, Yellow and Blue, 1925
Oil on canvas, size cm
Whereabouts unknown
S-, O-, B-
Owners: 1925 consigned to Sophie Küppers (Hannover / Dresden).

See B158.

The third subject of the Reconstruction programme.

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Mondrian B164 Tableau No.XII with Red, Yellow and Blue, 1925 sketch Mondrian B164 reconstruction
B165 Tableau No.I: Lozenge with Three Lines and Blue, Grey and Yellow, 1925
Oil on canvas, diagonal 112cm, sides 80x80cm
Signed lower centre in black on grey: P M | 25
Kunsthaus, Zürich, gift of the Vereinigung Zürcher Kunstfreunde
S482, O357, B-
Owners: 1926 Friedrich Bienert (Dresden), through Sophie Küppers; 1950 Galerie Rudolf Springer (Berlin); ? Jon N Streep (Amsterdam / NY); ? EV Thaw (NY); 1955 Sidney Janis Gallery; 1956 Kunsthaus, Zürich.

The photograph, from Bois et al, shows B165 in the studio of Gret Palucca. Dresden. A 1926 letter from Mondrian to Oud is quoted in which he says, 'The work was sold to a danseuse who apparently has a white dance studio, and they wrote to me that now my canvas is hanging there as a point of rest when the danseuse takes a rest'.

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Mondrian B165 Tableau No.I: Lozenge with Three Lines and Blue, Grey and Yellow, 1925 Mondrian B165 installation Gret Palucca. Dresden 1926
B166 Tableau No.II with Black and Grey, 1925
Oil on canvas, 50x50 cm
Signed lower right in red on black: PM 25
Kunstmuseum, Bern
S(653), O356, B-
Owners: 1925 Vicomte et Vicomtesse Charles de Noailles (Hyéres / Grase); 1958 Galerie Paul Facchetti, Paris; 1958 Galerie Beyeler, Basel; 1959 Max Huggler (Bern); Kunstmuseum, Bern.

Image from Milner .

The first owner of B166 was Comte Charles de Noailles, for whom the installation was designed by Sybold van Ravesteyn (photographer unknown) and appeared in L'Art international d'aujourd'hui, vol.7 1927.

Mondrian B166 Tableau No.II with Black and Grey, 1925 Mondrian B166 installation Comte Charles de Noailles
B167a, b, c Designs for the Library-Study of Ida Bienert,
the so-called "Salon de Madame B..., á Dresden, 1926

Pencil and gouache on paper
Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden
S-, O-, B-
Owners: Ida Bienert (Dresden / Munich); 1950 Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden.

Ph4 Images 2 and 3 from Faerna
Mondrian B167a Designs for the Library-Study of Ida Bienert Mondrian B167b Designs for the Library-Study of Ida Bienert Mondrian B167c Designs for the Library-Study of Ida Bienert
B168 Colour Scheme for the Decoration of the Library-Study of Ida Bienert, Dresden, 1926
Ink and pencil with gouache corrections on paper, 76.5x75.9 cm
Private collection
S-, O-, B-
Owners: 1944 Mondrian Estate, Harry Holtzman; 1970 Pace Gallery, NY; ? Kay Hillman (NY); 1979 Galerie Gmurzynska, Cologne; 1979 private collection.
Mondrian B168 Colour Scheme for the Decoration of the Library-Study of Ida Bienert, Dresden, 1926
B169 Komposition I: Lozenge with Three Lines, 1926
Oil on canvas, diagonal 112cm, sides 80x80 cm
Signed lower left on horizontal line: PM 26
Whereabouts unknown
S-, O-, B-
Owners: 1926 consigned to Kunstausstellung Kühl, Dresden.

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Mondrian B169 Lozenge with Three Lines, 1926
B170 Komposition II with Red, 1926
Oil on canvas, 50.8x50.8 cm
Signed lower centre in white on black line: PM 26
Nahmad collection, Switzerland.
S484, O367, B-
Owners: 1926 consigned to Kunstausstellung Kühl, Dresden; 1944 Mondrian Estate, Harry Holtzman; 1960 Sidney Janis Gallery; 1960 Edgar J Kauffman Jr (NY); 1989 auction, Sotheby's' NY; 2004 auction Christie's, London.

This sold at Christie's, London in June 2004 for £1.6M ($2.9M).

It is on sale again at Christies NY on 11th May 2015 with an estimate of $7-9M. The provenance quoted for the sale is:
Kunstausstellung Kühl, Dresden (on consignment from the artist, 1926).
Estate of the artist (Harry Holtzman, New York) (1944-1960).
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York.
Edgar J. Kaufmann, Jr., New York (acquired from the above, 1960); Estate sale,
Sotheby's, New York, 15 November 1989, lot 13.
Private collection, Europe (acquired at the above sale); sale,
Christie’s, London, 22 June 2004, lot 30.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.

Image from the 2011 Pompidou catalogue.The photograph is a detail of one of the slides taken by Holtzman and Glarner at Mondrian's studio just after his death. Holtzman gave a set of copies to Virginia Pitts-Rembert with permision to 'use them in any way [she] wished'. They are shown in great detail in her terrific book Mondrian in the USA.
Mondrian B170 Komposition II with Red, 1926 Mondrian B170 installation
B171 Komposition III, 1926
Oil on canvas, 50x50 cm
Whereabouts unknown
S483, O368, B-
Owners: 1926 consigned to Kunstausstellung Kühl, Dresden.

Sent to Kunstausstellung Kühl, Dresden, 1926 with B169, B170 and B172. No colour image known.

hard hat Reconstructed, see comments here.

Installation photograph of B154 and B171 from Dresden 1926 is attributed to Gosudarstvennaja Tetrakoskaja galerja, Moscow.
Mondrian B171 Komposition III, 1926 Mondrian B171 reconstruction Mondrian B171 Dresden, 1926
B172 Komposition IV with Red, 1926
Oil on canvas, 40x30 cm
Signed lower left in red on black line: PM 26
Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld
S635, O366, B-
Owners: 1926 consigned to Kunstausstellung Kühl, Dresden; 1950 Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld

Image from Wember, Malerei in unserem Jahrhundert, 1963
Mondrian B172 Komposition IV with Red, 1926
B173 Schilderij No.1: Lozenge with Two Lines and Blue, 1926
Oil on canvas, diagonala 85cm, sides 60x60cm
Signed lower left in red on horizontal line: PM 26
Philadelphia Museum of Art, from the A.E. Gallatin Collection
S487, O365, B-
Owners: 1926 consigned to Sophie Küppers (Hannover); 1937 Provinzialmuseum / Landesmuseum, Hannover; 1937 confiscated by the Nazi authorities, stored in Niederschönhausen; 1939 Karl Buchholz (Berlin) / Buchholz Gallery, NY; 1939 AE Gallatin, Museum of Living Art, NY; 1952 Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Image from the 2011 Pompidou catalogue. The photograph, from Blotkamp, shows B173 and B174 at a 1926 exhibition in Amsterdam.



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Mondrian B173 Schilderij No.1: Lozenge with Two Lines and Blue, 1926 Mondrian B173 signature Mondrian B173 installation Amsterdam 1926
B174 Schilderij No.2 "mit Blau, Gelb, Schwarz und verschiedenen hellgrauen und weissen Tönen", 1926
Oil on canvas, 50.1x51.2 cm
Signed lower right on blue(?): PM 26
Whereabouts unknown.
S492, O378, B-
Owners: 1926 consigned to Sophie Küppers (Hannover); 1926 loaned to the Provinzialmuseum / Landesmuseum, Hannover; 1937 confiscated by the Nazi authorities, stored in Niederschönhausen.

hard hat Reconstructed.
Mondrian B174 Schilderij No.2 mit Blau, Gelb, Schwarz und verschiedenen hellgrauen und weissen Tönen Mondrian  B174 reconstruction
B175 Composition, 1926(?)
Medium and size not known [Estimated in the Reconstruction as 36.5x39cm, presumaby oil on canvas.]
Whereabouts unknown, no suggestions of an available colour image.
S-, O-, B-
Owners: Only known from a photograph of PM's studio.

Photograph from Milner .

hard hat Reconstruction based on the colours in the B178 reconstruction.
Mondrian B175 Composition, 1926 (?) Mondrian B175 installation Mondrian  B175 reconstruction
B176 Tableau No.1: Lozenge with Four Lines and Grey, 1926
Oil on canvas, diagonals 113.7x111.8cm, sides 80x80.4cm
Signed lower left in red on black line: PM '26
MoMA, New York, Katherine S. Dreier bequest
S486, O364, B-
Owners: 1926 consigned to Katherine S. Dreier (NY); 1953 owned by KSD; 1953 MoMA, bequest of KSD.

The installation photograph from CR shows B176 viewed through Duchamp's Large Glass at the Internation Art Exhibition, Brooklyn, November 1926. Works by Domela and Léger are also visible. Photographer not specified.

There is a 1936 installation shot of B176 with B306(B257) and a recent MoMA installation photograph by Maarten Schurink from Flickr, shown with B132.

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Mondrian B176 Tableau No.1: Lozenge with Four Lines and Grey, 1926 Mondrian B176 installation Brooklyn 1926
B177 Tableau II, 1926
Oil on canvas, 50.1x50.1 cm
Whereabouts unknown, no suggestions of an available colour image.
S-, O-, B-
Owners: 1926 consigned to Katherine S. Dreier (NY); 1927 sold by KSD.

I have tried a reconstruction from the photograph.

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Mondrian B177 Tableau II, 1926 Mondrian B177 reconstruction
B178 Stage Set Model for Michel Suphor's "L'Éphémère est éternal", 1926
Gouache on cardboard box with three moveable backdrop elements, 35x40 cm
Destroyed by Mondrian after 1934
S488, O361, B-
Owners: destroyed by PM.

Image [2] and detail [1] from Bois et al, Piet Mondrian, 1994. The model is on the left of the photograph, taken at 26 rue du Départ in 1929. The paintings shown are probably B216, B201, B214 and B215.

I have found several colour images of reconstruction(s) on the net, all agreeing on the colour scheme: here's one [3].

Ph4 Images 3 and 4 from Faerna, Reconstruction by Ad Dekkers, 1964 from the Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven.
Mondrian B178 Stage Set Model for Michel Suphor's L'Éphémère est éternal, 1926 1 Mondrian B178 installation 26 rue du Départ 1929 2 Mondrian B178 reconstruction 3 Mondrian B178 reconstruction 4 Mondrian B178 reconstruction 5
B179 Cover Design for Polish translation of "Le Néo-Plasticisme", 1926
Whereabouts unknown
S-, O-, B-
Owners: unknown.

No known images exist.

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B180 Composition, 1926/27
Medium and size not known
Whereabouts unknown
S-, O-, B-
Owners: Only known from a photograph in Harry Holtzman's collection.

hard hat Reconstructed, see comments here, probably red or blue.
Mondrian B180 Composition, 1926/27 Mondrian  B180 reconstruction
B181 Composition, 1926/27
Medium and size not known
Whereabouts unknown
S491, O377, B-
Owners: Only known from a photograph in Harry Holtzman's collection.

hard hat Reconstructed, see comments here, probably red or blue.
Mondrian B181 Composition, 1926/27 Mondrian B181 reconstruction
B182 Composition with Red, Yellow and Blue, 1927
Oil on canvas, 38x34.5 cm
Signed lower centre in red on blue: P M '27
Private collection
S501, O370, B-
Owners: 1927 Vilmos Huszár (s'Gravenhage / Hierden); 1951 John L Senior Jr (NY); 1955 Sidney Janis Gallery; 1956 James W and Marilynn Alsdorf (Winnetka, Ill.); 1989 Annely Fine Art, London; 1993 private collection.

Image from the Centennial Exhibition catalogue.
Mondrian B182 Composition with Red, Yellow and Blue, 1927
B183 Composition with Blue, Black and Grey, 1927
Oil on canvas, 38.2x35 cm
Signed lower centre in red on black: P M 27
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, from The Mizne-Blumental Collection
S-, O-, B-
Owners: 1927 C & AOL Bergman (Amsterdam); c.1951 Jon N Streep (Amsterdam / NY); 1952 Rose Fried Gallery, NY; ? John L Senior (NY); ? G David Thompson (Pittsburgh); ? Charmion von Wiegand (NY); c.1960 EV Thaw (NY); 1965 Stephen Hahn (NY); 1965 Markus B & Felicia Mizne (NY); 1992 Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

Images from the Sotheby's, London catalogue for the auction on 30th June 1981.
Mondrian B183 Composition with Blue, Black and Grey, 1927
B184 Composition, 1927
Medium and size not known
Whereabouts unknown
S-, O-, B-
Owners: 1927 consigned to Kunstausstellung Kühl, Dresden.

Image from a 1929 exh., Frankfurt.

hard hat Reconstructed, see comments here
Mondrian B184 Composition, 1927 Mondrian  B184 reconstruction
B185 Composition with Blue, Yellow and Red, 1927
Oil on canvas, 39.8x50.3 cm
Signed lower centre in red on white: PM 27
Private collection
S493, O375, B-
Owners: 1927 consigned to Kunstausstellung Kühl, Dresden; 1949 Norman Laskey (NY); 1953 Sidney Janis Gallery; 1960 private collection.

Image from Mondrian in New York, p. 103.
Mondrian B185 Composition with Blue, Yellow and Red, 1927
B186 Composition, 1927
Medium and size not known
Signed lower left: PM '27
Whereabouts unknown
S-, O-, B-
Owners: 1927 consigned to Kunstausstellung Kühl, Dresden.

Exhibited in 1929, Frankfurt. Image from the Van Doesburg-Van Moorsel Archives.

hard hat Reconstructed, see comments here
Mondrian B186 Composition, 1927 Mondrian B186 reconstruction
B187 Composition with Red, Yellow and Blue, 1927
Oil on canvas, 38x55 cm
Signed lower right in red on blue: P M '27
Annely Juda Fine Art, London
S500, O371, B-
Owners: 1927 consigned to Kunstausstellung Kühl, Dresden; 1929 Werner M Moser & Silva Moser-Schindler (Zürich, bought at the De Stuhl exhibition, Frankfurt, 1929); 1990 auction Christie's, London; Annely Juda Fine Art, London.

MutualArt has flagged up an auction on 19th June 2013. Sotheby's estimate £4.5-6.5M, provide this excellent shot of the back of the painting, and state the provinance as follows, It sold for £9,266,500.

Werner M. Moser & Silva Moser-Schindler, Zurich (acquired in 1929)
Private Collection, Switzerland (by descent from the above. Sold: Christie's, London, 2nd April 1990, lot 37)
Annely Juda Fine Art, London (purchased at the above sale)
Acquired from the above by the family of the present owner in 1999.
Mondrian B187 Composition with Red, Yellow and Blue, 1927 Mondrian B187 Composition with Red, Yellow and Blue, 1927
B188 Composition with Red, Yellow and Blue, 1927
Oil on canvas, 51x51 cm
Signed lower centre in red on blue: P M '27
Cleveland Museum of Art
S496, O373, B-
Owners: 1927 consigned to JJP Oud (Rotterdam), who took ownership; 1963 Heirs of JJP Oud; 1967 EV Thaw (NY); 1967 Cleveland Museum of Art.

Image and signature from the 2011 Pompidou catalogue.
Mondrian B188 Composition with Red, Yellow and Blue, 1927 Mondrian B239 signature
B189 Composition with Black, Red and Grey, 1927
Oil on canvas, 56x56 cm
Signed lower right in black on red: P M '27
Private collection, on loan to the Brandenburgische Kunstsammlungen, Cottbus
S498, O369, B-
Owners: 1927 consigned to JJP Oud (Rotterdam); 1927 PE René Trousselot (Katwijk aan Zee); 1950 Jon N Streep (Amsterdam / NY); 1972 JP Smid (Amsterdam); 1972 private collection; 1993 on loan to the Brandenburgische Kunstsammlungen, Cottbus.
Mondrian B189 Composition with Black, Red and Grey, 1927
B190 Composition No.III with Red, Yellow and Blue, 1927
Oil on canvas, 61x40 cm
Signed lower left in black on white: PM '27
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
S499, O372, B-
Owners: 1927 consigned to JJP Oud (Rotterdam); 1929 Charley Toorop (Amsterdam / Bergen); 1948 Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.

The photograph shows the Toorops with B190 and two Toorop canvases. Photographer Eva Besnyö.

Mondrian B190 Composition No.III with Red, Yellow and Blue, 1927 Mondrian B190 installation, Toorop.
B191 Composition with Red, Yellow and Blue, 1927
Oil on canvas, 40x52 cm
Signed lower left in red on blue: P M '27
Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterlo
S494, O376, B277
Owners: 1927 consigned to JJP Oud (Rotterdam); 1927 Jhr.Ir. MIJ de Jonge van Ellemeet (Rotterdam / Arnhem); 1973 Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller.

The installation photograph is from the excellent Rietveld Meubles. It does not describe or attribute the shot, but the piece of furniture looks like a Rietveld Military Stool, one of a range of designs for the Catholic Military Home in Utrecht.
Mondrian B191 Composition with Red, Yellow and Blue, 1927 Mondrian B191 installation
B192 Compositie No.1 / Composition V with Blue and Yellow, 1927
Oil on canvas, 38x35 cm
Signed lower left in red on white: P M '27
Baltimore Museum of Art, Sadie A. May bequest
S-, O-, B-
Owners: 1928 Dolly and Pierre Chareau (Paris / NY); 1946 Sadie A May (Baltimore); 1951 Baltimore Museum of Art.

Image from the 2011 Pompidou catalogue.
Mondrian B192 Composition V with Blue and Yellow, 1927
B193 Composition No.1 with Black, Yellow and Blue, 1927
Oil on canvas, 73.5x54 cm
Signed lower centre in red on blue: P M 27
Private collection
S497, O-, B-
Owners: 1928 Sigfried Giedion and Carola Giedion-Welker (Zürich); 1990 auction Christie's, London; 1990 Annely Juda Fine Art, London; 1995 private collection.

The installation photograph from CR shows (albeit not very clearly), B193 and B209 at the Abstrakte und Surrealistische Malerie und Plastik exhibition, Zurich, October 1929. The other works are by Vordemberge-Gildewart. Photographer not specified.
Mondrian B193 Composition No.1 with Black, Yellow and Blue, 1927 Mondrian B193 installation Abstrakte und Surrealistische Malerie und Plastik exhibition, Zurich, October 1929
B194 Composition No.III with Red, Blue and Yellow, 1927
Oil on canvas, 38x35.5 cm
Signed lower right in red on white: P M '27
Private collection
S495, O374, B-
Owners: 1935 E Elenbaas-Hartog (Rotterdam, gift of a friend of PM); [1955 on loan to the Gemeentemuseum]; 1962 Harold Diamond (NY); 1962 private collection.

Temporary image. No suggestions of an available colour image.

The photograph, from Bois et al, shows B194 and B195 at L'Esththétique bookstore-gallery, Paris in 1927.

Temporary and approximate facsimile.
Mondrian B194 Composition No.III with Red, Blue and Yellow, 1927 Mondrian B194 installation L'Esththétique bookstore-gallery, Paris 1927. Mondrian  B194 reconstruction
B195 Composition with Red, Blue and Grey, 1927
Oil on canvas, 66x50 cm
Signed lower left in red on blue: PM 27
Private collection
S-, O379, B-
Owners: 1958? Sidney Janis Gallery; 1958 Galerie Beyeler, Basel; 1959 private collection.

Image from the 2011 Pompidou catalogue.

See installation photograph with B194 above.

Mondrian B195 Composition with Red, Blue and Grey, 1927
B196 Composition No.II with Yellow, Red and Blue, 1927
Oil on canvas, 50.2x35.2 cm
Signed lower centre in red on white: PM 27
Private collection
S-, O-, B-
Owners: ? Dutch private collection; ? S van Deventer ('s-Gravenhage); ? Galerie Nathan, Winterthur / Zürich; 1959 Prof Hugo Krayenbühl (Zollikon); 1979 auction, Christie's, London; 1979 unknown; 1981 auction, Christie's, NY; 1981 Annely Juda Fine Art, London; 1981 Ivor Braka, London; 1984 private collection (Nagoya); 1993 auction, Sotheby's, NY; 1993 private collection.

One of the facsimile options confirmed from (a curled page of) the auction catalogue, Christie's, New York, 19th May 1981.

Mondrian B196 Composition No.II with Yellow, Red and Blue, 1927 Mondrian  B196 reconstruction Mondrian B196 Composition No.II with Yellow, Red and Blue, 1927
B197 Composition with Yellow and Blue, 1927
Oil on canvas, 50x39.5 cm
Signed lower right in red on blue: P M '27
Sprengel Museum, Hannover
S-, O-, B-
Owners: [first owner unknown]; ? Jon N Streep (Amsterdam / NY); 1951 Sidney Janis Gallery; ? G David Thompson (Pittsburgh); 1959 Sidney Janis Gallery; 1959 Galerie Beyeler, Basel; 1959 Bernhard Sprengel (Hanover); 1969 Sprengel Museum, Hannover.

It is currently on loan to the Pompidou Centre for the Mondrian / De Stijl exhibition (1st Dec 2010 until 21st March 2011). I'm hoping to get there in February... jolly good it was too.
Mondrian B197 Composition with Yellow and Blue, 1927
B198 Composition with Yellow and Red, 1927
Oil on canvas, 52x35 cm
Signed lower centre in black on red: P M '27
Private collection
S-, O-, B-
Owners: c.1953 Sidney Janis Gallery; c.1959 Owing Richards (NY); ? Stephen Hahn (NY); ? Fujii Gallery, Tokyo; ? private collection.

This sold at Christie's, London in February 2008 for £2.1M ($4.2M). Image from Christie's.

Mondrian B198 Composition with Yellow and Red, 1927
B199 Composition with Yellow, Red and Blue, 1927
Oil on canvas, 37.8x34.9 cm
Signed lower centre in red on blue: P M '27
The Menil Collection, Houston
S479, O355, B-
Owners: ? Valentine Gallery, NY; ? Oliver B James (Phoenix); 1955 auction Parke-Bernet Galleries, NY; 1955 John and Dominique de Menil (Houston); 1987 The Menil Collection.

Image from the 2011 Pompidou catalogue.

Mondrian B199 Facsimile
B200 Composition with Red, Yellow and Blue, 1927
Oil on canvas, 75x52 cm
Signed ?
Museum Folkwang, Essen
S-, O-, B-
Owners: 1944 Mondrian estate, Harry Holtzman; 1970 Pace Gallery, NY; ? Paul Heim (Paris); ? Dr Werner Rusche (Cologne); 1972 Museum Folkwang, Essen.

Reproduction from the Mondrian Portfolio, 1967.
Mondrian B200 Composition with Red, Yellow and Blue, 1927 Mondrian  B200 Composition with Red, Yellow and Blue, 1927
B201 Large Composition with Red, Blue and Yellow, 1928
Oil on canvas board mounted on canvas, 122x79 cm
Signed lower centre in black on white: PIET MONDRIAN '28
Private collection, following auction 11th October 1978, Christie's, London?
S505, O382, B-
Owners: 1949 Robert Delaunay (Paris); 1951 John L Senior Jr (NY); 1956 G David Thompson (Pittsburgh); 1966 auction Parke-Bernet Galleries, NY; 1966 Sidney Janis Gallery; 1974 Thomas Solly (Bloomington, Ind); 1978 auction, Christie's, NY; 1978; 1978 private collection.

John L. Senior Jr. owned 15 Mondrians: B28, B50, B117, B127, B132, B150, B156(151), B182, B183, B201, B223, B227, B245, B253 and B322(B294). The photograph shows eight of his Mondrians arranged over two pianos. Taken by Aaron Siskind, it was published in Art News June 4th 1951, for an article, Five Outstanding Collections. B201 is on the right, I'll try to spot the others in due course.

The second image, from Bois, shows part of a 1931 letter from Mondrian to Albert van den Briel with sketches of what appear to be B201 and B226.
Mondrian B201 Large Composition with Red, Blue and Yellow, 1928 Mondrian B201 installation John L. Senior Jr 1951 Mondrian B201 letter
B202 "Farbige Aufteilung", 1928
Oil on canvas, 41.2x32.9 cm
Signed lower centre: P MONDRIAN '28
Whereabouts unknown. Confiscated by the Nazi authorities in 1937 from the Museum Folkwang, Essen and registered as #16173.
S-, O-, B-
Owners: 1928 Museum Folkwang, Essen (purchased through Sophie Lissitzky-Küppers); 1937 confiscated by the Nazis; whereabouts unknown.

No suggestions of an available colour image, but check the 1991 reconstruction.

hard hat Reconstructed, see comments here.
Mondrian B202 Farbige Aufteilung, 1928 Mondrian  B202 reconstruction
B203 Composition with Red, Black, Blue, Yellow and Grey, 1928
Oil on canvas, 52.1x49.9 cm
Signed lower right in black on grey: PIET MONDRIAN '28
Morton G. Neumann Family Collection
S504, O384, B-
Owners: 1928 C Bergman and AOL Bergman (Amsterdam); 1951 Jon N Streep (Amsterdam / NY); ? Morton G Neumann (Chicago); 1985 Neumann Family Collection.

Image from the Mondrian CD. Also available in The Neumann Family Collection, 1980.

It is interesting to note Mondrian's full 'signature' in the works around this period
Mondrian B203 Composition with Red, Black, Blue, Yellow and Grey, 1928
B204 Composition with Red, Black, Blue and Yellow, 1928
Oil on canvas, 45x45 cm
Signed lower left in black on white: PIET MONDRIAN 28
Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen
S503, O381, B-
Owners: 1929 Mart Stam (Frankfurt); 1954 on loan to Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; 1966 Wilhelm Hack (Cologne); 1979 Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen.

Image from the 2011 Pompidou catalogue.
Mondrian B204 Composition with Red, Black, Blue and Yellow, 1928 Mondrian B204 signature
B205 Tableau-Poème, with Text by Michel Seuphor, 1928
Pencil, pen, ink and gouache on cardboard, 65x50 cm
Signed lower left: P.M.
Auctioned 30th November 1992, Christie's, London
S506, O383, B-
Owners: 1928 Michael Seuphor & Fernand Berckelaers (Paris); ? Regis Berckelaers (Paris); 1984 Galerie Denise René, Paris; ? Jacques and Marta Hachuel (Madrid); 1992 auction, Christie's, London.

Image from Blotkamp.

The installation photograph from CR shows B205 at the Cercle et Carré exhibition, Paris, April 1930. The other works are a sculpture by Gorin and an architectural drawing by Sardaris. The photographer is not specified.
Mondrian B205 Tableau-Poème, with Text by Michel Seuphor, 1928 Mondrian B205 installation
B206 Composition with Red, Blue, Yellow and Black, 1929
Oil on canvas, 45.1x45.3 cm
Signed lower right in yellow on black: P M 29
Guggenheim Museum, New York, gift of the estate of Katherine S. Dreier
S-, O392, B-
Owners: 1929 Katherine S Drier (NY), gift of PM; 1953 Guggenheim Museum, New York

Image from Milner .

See also B137 and B213 below.
Mondrian B206 Composition with Red, Blue, Yellow and Black, 1929
B207 Composition with Yellow, Blue, Black and Light Blue, 1929
Oil on canvas, 50.5x50.5 cm
Signed lower right in white on black: P M 29
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, gift of Katherine S. Dreier and Marcel Duchamp, Trustees of the Collection of the Société Anonyme
S509, O389, B-
Owners: 1929 Katherine S Drier / Société Anonyme (NY); 1941 Yale University Art Gallery.
Mondrian B207 Composition with Yellow, Blue, Black and Light Blue, 1929
B208 Composition No.I with Yellow and Blue, 1929
Oil on canvas, 40.1x32.1 cm
Signed lower left in blue on white: P M '29
National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
S656, O-, B-
Owners: 1930 Arthur Lehning (Amsterdam); 1986 Marlborough Gallery, NY; 1986 National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto.

[Mar 2011] Many thanks to Rob in Tokyo who obtained the postcard for me and posted it an hour before the earthquake struck.

Mondrian B208 Composition No.I with Yellow and Blue, 1929
B209 Composition No.II with Red and Blue, 1929
Oil on canvas, 40.3x32.1 cm
Originally signed lower left in red on black: P M 29. Changed in 1942 to: P M '25
MoMA, New York, gift of Philip C. Johnson
S480, O354, B-
Owners: 1930 Philip C Johnson (NY); 1941 MoMA.

Image from the Mondrian CD. Also available in The Public as Artist, 1932.

The installation photograph from MoMA, showing B209 and B239 is by Maarten Schurink and appears in Flickr. A photograph from the Abstrakte und Surrealistische Malerie und Plastik exhibition, Zurich, October 1929 is shown with B193 above.
Mondrian B209 Composition No.II with Red and Blue, 1929 Mondrian B209 installation MoMa
B210 Composition No.III
Fox-Trot B with Black, Red, Blue and Yellow, 1929

Oil on canvas, 45.4x45.4 cm
Signed lower right in red on black: P M 29
Yale University Art Gallery, gift of Katherine S. Dreier and Marcel Duchamp, Trustees of the Collection of the Société Anonyme
S507, O386, B-
Owners: 1930 Katherine S Drier (NY); 1937; Katherine S Drier / Société Anonyme (NY), gift of PM; 1941 Yale University Art Gallery.

The photograph, from Blotkamp, shows B210 and B239 at a 1930 exhibition in Chicago. See also with B211 below.
Mondrian B210 Composition No.III Fox-Trot B with Black, Red, Blue and Yellow, 1929 Mondrian B210 installation Chicago 1930
B211 Composition No.IV
Fox-Trot A Lozenge with Three Lines, 1929

Oil on canvas, diagonal 110cm, sides 78.2x78.2 cm
Signed lower left in red on black line: P M '30
Yale University Art Gallery, gift of Katherine S. Dreier and Marcel Duchamp, Trustees of the Collection of the Société Anonyme
S502, O393, B-
Owners: 1930 Katherine S Drier (NY); 1942; Katherine S Drier / Société Anonyme (NY), gift of PM; 1942 Yale University Art Gallery.

The installation photograph shows B210, B211 and Holtzman's Sculpture 1939-40 at the Yale University Art Gallery. The photograph is from Virginia Pitts-Rembert's excellent Mondrian in the USA.

B97
Mondrian B211 Fox-Trot A Lozenge with Three Lines, 1929 Mondrian B210 and B211 installation Yale
B212 Composition No.II with Red, Blue, Black and Yellow, 1929
Oil on canvas, 45x45 cm
Signed lower left in black on blue: P M '29
Narodni Muzej, Belgrade, donation of the Committee for the Propagation of the Knowledge of Dutch Art in Yugoslavia
S508, O388, B-
Owners: 1931 Narodni Muzej, Belgrade

Image from the 2011 exhibition at the Pompidou . The installation photograph from CR shows B220 and B212 at the Produktion Paris exhibition, Zurich, October 1930. The other works are by Arp. The photograph is from Der Cicerone, December 1930.

Mondrian B212 Composition No.II with Red, Blue, Black and Yellow, 1929 Mondrian B220 installation Zurich 1930
B213 Composition No.III with Red, Blue, Yellow and Black, 1929
Oil on canvas, 50x50.5 cm
Signed lower right in red on black: P M 29
Private collection
S513, O391, B-
Owners: Michael Seuphor (Paris), gift of PM; c.1950 Galerie d'Art Moderne, Basel; c.1950 Théodore Bally (Montreux); 1975 private collection.

This is being auctioned at Christie's NY on 14th May 2014 with an estimate of $15-25M. The provenance quoted is:

Michel Seuphor, Paris (gift from the artist, circa 1930).
Alberto Sartoris, Geneva.
Galerie d'Art Moderne, Basel (circa 1950).
Théodore Bally, Montreux (acquired from the above, circa 1950).
Private collection, Europe (acquired from the above, 1971); Estate sale,
Christie's, New York, 14 May 1997, lot 9.
Private collection, New York (acquired at the above sale).
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2009.

See also B137 and B206 above.
Mondrian B213 Composition No.III with Red, Blue, Yellow and Black, 1929
B214 Composition No.I with Red and Black, 1929
Oil on canvas, 52x52 cm
Signed lower right in black on white: P M '29
Kunstmuseum, Öffentliche Kunstsammlung, Basel
S510, O387, B-
Owners: 1929 Dr RJ Harrenstein & An Harrenstein-Schräder (Amsterdam); ? Trix Dürst-Haass (Basel); 1954 Marguerite Arp-Hagenbach (Neuilly-sur-Seine); 1968 Kunstmuseum, Basel.

Image from the 2011 Pompidou catalogue.
Mondrian B214 Composition No.I with Red and Black, 1929
B215 Composition No.II with Yellow and Blue, 1929
Oil on canvas, 52x52 cm
Signed lower right in black on white: P M '29
Museum Boymans-Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, gift of the artist's friends
S512, O385, B280
Owners: 1929 Museum Boymans-Van Beuningen, Rotterdam.

Image and signature from the 2011 Pompidou catalogue.


The installation shot is also from the Pompidou catalogue and depicts (subject to my rudimentary translation skills) a representation of the room of an intelligent worker from a 1935 Paris exhibition.

B215 and B228 There is a remarkable similarity between B215 and B228.

Mondrian B215 Composition No.II with Yellow and Blue, 1929 Mondrian B215 signature Mondrian B215 installation Paris 1935
B216 Composition No.IV with Red, Blue and Yellow, 1929
Oil on canvas, 52x51.5 cm
Signed lower right in black on white: P M 29
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, gift of Charles J.F. Karsten
S511, O390, B279
Owners: 1929 Charles F Karsten (Amsterdam); 1960 Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.
Mondrian B216 Composition No.IV with Red, Blue and Yellow, 1929
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