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Some of the main groupings:
Arum Lilies - Amaryllis I - Amaryllis II - Chrysanthemums I - II - III - [Dahlias] - Gladioli - Irises I - II - Lilies I - II - Foxtail Lilies - Marigolds - Rhododendrons - Roses - Sunflowers

Introducing Postmodernism

Trees have been awaiting attention for more than a year, but I have been diverted to the flower pictures, Mondrian's "potboilers", by a Colin McCahon homage.

Shapiro's Mondrian: Flowers is the main work on the subject. The Catalogue Raisonné lists some in the main section of Volume I and some in Part III in the second volume under Late Naturalistic Works text

Encouraged by Shapiro, I have included the portraits and more general still lifes, to which the flowers might be considered more or less incidental.

Creating the page has forced me to reconsider the works. Although dismissed by many writers as only being created because the abstracts weren't selling, and even if Mondrian resented having to paint them, I have enjoyed the research and think there are some real gems. They also played a clear role in the path towards abstraction.

A96 Stilleven (Still Life): Apples, Pot with Flowers and Metal Pan, 1900
Oil on canvas, 94x68 cm
Private collection, the Netherlands.
Source: Catalogue
A
A100 White Roses, c.1899-1900
Oil on canvas, 46.5x24 cm
Private collection.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.

Arum Lilies - Amaryllis I - Amaryllis II - Chrysanthemums I - II - III - [Dahlias] - Gladioli - Irises I - II - Lilies I - II - Foxtail Lilies - Marigolds - Rhododendrons - Roses - Sunflowers

A101 Yellow Chrysanthemums in a Ginger Pot, c.1898
Oil on canvas, 42x34.5 cm
Elkon Gallery, NY.
Source: Catalogue
A
A102 Three Chrysanthemum Blossoms in a Round Pot, c.1898-99
Oil on cardboard, 46x38 cm
Whereabouts unknown.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
A103 Chrysanthemums: Three Chrysanthemums, c.1898-99
Black crayon with colour highlights on grey paper, 59x43 cm
Whereabouts unknown.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
A104 Chrysanthemum in a Tube Vase, Drawing, c1899(?)
Pencil, watercolour on paper, 29.8x22.6 cm
Auctioned in 1976 by Sotheby-Parke Bernet, NY.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
A105 Chrysanthemum in a Tube Vase, c1899(?)
Watercolour on paper, 28.5x24.5 cm
Haags Gemeentemuseum, Slijper bequest.
from Shapiro
A
A106 Two Chrysanthemum Blossoms, c.1899-1900(?)
Oil on canvas, 45x33.5 cm
Haags Gemeentemuseum, Slijper bequest.
from the CD
A
A107 Three Chrysanthemum Blossoms, c.1899-1900(?)
Oil, support and dimensions unknown
Whereabouts unknown.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
A108 Oriental Chrysanthemum in a Glass Tube, c.1900
Pencil and ink on paper, 49x35 cm
Whereabouts unknown.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
A109 Upright Chrysanthemum against a Brownish Ground, 1900
Watercolour on paper, 36.8x22.9 cm
The Minneapolis Institute of Art, gift of Bruce B. Dayton
Source: Catalogue
A109
A110 Upright Chrysanthemum against a Blue-Grey Ground, 1901
Watercolour on paper, 38.3x19.3 cm
Presented (with 172 other watercolours) to Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands in 1901 to celebrate her wedding. Now part of the royal collection.
Source: Catalogue
A
A111 Water Lily Blossom, 1901
Crayon pencil on paper, 21.6x30.6 cm
Private collection, The Netherlands.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
A138 Kindje (Young Child), 1900-01
Oil on canvas, 53x44 cm
Haags Gemeentemuseum, Slijper bequest.
from Shapiro

There's an interesting homage here.
A
A145 Passie Bloem (Passion Flower), c.1901, or later
Watercolour on paper, 72.5x47.5 cm
Haags Gemeentemuseum, gift of A.P. van der Briel
A145
A261 Still life with a Plaster Bust, 1902-03
Oil on canvas, 73.5x61.5 cm
Groninger Museum, W. Bakker bequest.
A
A262 Five Chrysanthemums in a Round Vase, c.1903
Oil on canvas, 64x49 cm
Private collection.
from Shapiro
A
A263 Stilleven (Still life) with a Pot of Honesty, Containers and Fruit, 1905
Oil on canvas, 58x87 cm
Private collection.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
A264 Still Life with Mirror, Containers, Honesty and Fruit, 1905
Oil on canvas, 100x75 cm
Auctioned in 1988 at Christie's, Amsterdam (colour repro). Whereabouts unknown.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
A381 Sunflower in a Vase, 1907-08
Oil on cardboard, 53.5x56.4 cm
Detroit Institute of the Arts, gift of Margaret H. Derment.
Source: Catalogue
A
A594 Magnolia, 1908
Oil on canvas, mounted on cardboard, 39x32 cm
Prof. Jan H. Lucas (acquired in 1977 from the family of Greta Heijbroek, to whom Mondrian was engaged in 1911).
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
A595 Anemones in a Vase, c.1908-09
Oil on canvas, 29x22 cm
First owned by SB Slijper, auctioned at Christies NY in 1993, whereabouts unknown.
source
A

Arum Lilies - Amaryllis I - Amaryllis II - Chrysanthemums I - II - III - [Dahlias] - Gladioli - Irises I - II - Lilies I - II - Foxtail Lilies - Marigolds - Rhododendrons - Roses - Sunflowers

A596 Dying Sunflower I, 1908
Oil on cardboard, 63x31 cm
Haags Gemeentemuseum, Slijper bequest.
Source: Catalogue
A596
A597 Dying Sunflower II, 1908
Oil on cardboard, 65x34 cm
Haags Gemeentemuseum, Slijper bequest.
from Shapiro
A
A598 Dying Sunflower, watercolour, 1908
Watercolour on paper, 95.2x36.8 cm
Mr and Mrs David Lloyd Kreeger, Washington DC.
from Shapiro
A
A599 Upright Sunflower, 1908
Watercolour, charcoal and pastel on cardboard, 94.2x38.5 cm
Sidney Janis Family Collection.
Source: Catalogue
A

Arum Lilies - Amaryllis I - Amaryllis II - Chrysanthemums I - II - III - [Dahlias] - Gladioli - Irises I - II - Lilies I - II - Foxtail Lilies - Marigolds - Rhododendrons - Roses - Sunflowers

A600 Dying Chrysanthemum, drawing, 1908
Charcoal on paper, 40x30 cm
Originally owned by M.J. Heybroek and heirs, whereabouts unknown.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.

This is thought to be a preliminary sketch for A601 below. It appears in the photograph of Mondrian in his Sarphatipark studio. Photograph from the Gemeentemuseum catalogue.
A
A601 Bloem (Flower): Dying Chrysanthemum, 1908
Oil on canvas, 84.5x54 cm
Haags Gemeentemuseum, Slijper bequest.
Source: Catalogue
A
A602 Drawing for Chrysanthemum with Red Curtain, 1908
Charcoal with stumping on paper, 78.5x46 cm
Haags Gemeentemuseum, Slijper bequest.
from Shapiro
A
A603 Chrysanthemum with Red Curtain, 1908
Gouache on paper, 94x37 cm
Haags Gemeentemuseum, Slijper bequest.
Source: Catalogue
A
A604 Chrysanthemum Blossom Leaning Right, 1908-09
Pencil and crayon on paper, 35.5x24 cm
Private collection, previously owned by the family of Mondrian's friend and travelling companion, Simon Maris.
from the CD
A
A604a Watercolour of Chrysanthemum Leaning Right, c.1908
Watercolour on paper, 29.5x22 cm
Mr K. Rato, NY.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
A605 Chrysanthemum Blossom Leaning Left, 1908-09
A674, Head of Zeeland Farmer, 1909, a rough sketch, is on the reverse.
Charcoal crayon on paper, 36.2x24.5 cm
MoMA, funded by Mr and Mrs Armand P. Bartos.
from Shapiro
A
A606 Chrysanthemum Blossom Viewed Frontally, drawing, c.1908
Charcoal crayon with stumping on paper, 49.5x26 cm
Private collection.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
A607 Chrysanthemum Blossom Viewed Frontally, watercolour, c.1908-09
Ink and watercolour on paper, 43x31 cm
Private collection.
Ph3, image via MutualArt.com.

Image added April 2012: according to MutualArt.com, this was sold at Christie's Amsterdam on 17th Nov, 2010. Enlarged image from the 1985 Mondrian, Sluijters and Gestel exhibition catalogue.
A608 Three Flower Blossoms, One a Chrysanthemum, c.1909
Charcoal on paper, 35.5x24 cm
Auctioned in 1962 and 1969 by Parke-Bernet, NY; then held at the Odyssa Gallery, NY; now whereabouts unknown.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
A609 Red Chrysanthemum on Blue Background, c.1909-10
Oil on canvas, 40.5x30 cm
Private collection.
Ph3, image via MutualArt.com.

Image added April 2012: according to MutualArt.com, this will be sold at Christie's New York on 2nd May, 2012. Its provenance is shown as,
Jon Nicholas Streep, Amsterdam and New York (1965). E.V. Thaw & Co., Inc., New York. Stephen Hahn Gallery, New York. Acquired from the above by the late owner, January 1966.

Arum Lilies - Amaryllis I - Amaryllis II - Chrysanthemums I - II - III - [Dahlias] - Gladioli - Irises I - II - Lilies I - II - Foxtail Lilies - Marigolds - Rhododendrons - Roses - Sunflowers

A610 Foxtail Lily: Study I, c.1909
Crayon and charcoal with stumping on paper, 31x44.5 cm
Haags Gemeentemuseum, Slijper bequest.
from the Gemeentemuseum catalogue
A
A611 Foxtail Lily: Study II, c.1909
Charcoal on paper, 46x69 cm
Haags Gemeentemuseum, Slijper bequest.
from the Gemeentemuseum catalogue
A
A612 Foxtail Lily: Study III, c.1909
Charcoal with stumping on paper, 46x69 cm
Haags Gemeentemuseum, Slijper bequest.
from Shapiro
A
A613 Foxtail Lily: Study IV, c.1909
Charcoal with stumping on paper, 46.5x69.5 cm
Haags Gemeentemuseum, Slijper bequest.
from Shapiro
A
A614 Foxtail Lily: Study V, c.1909
Charcoal on cardboard, 57x87.5 cm
First owned by Slijper, now wherabouts unknown.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.

The Catalogue suggests that this was the final study for B615.
A615 Foxtail Lily, c.1909
Oil on composition board laid to masonite, 74x99 cm
First owned by Slijper, now private collection.
Ph4, image via MutualArt.com

MutualArt.com states that the painting was auctioned at Sotheby's Paris on 8th December, 2010. The provenance is given as,

Collection S. B. Slijper, Blaricum, Pays-Bas Eugene Victor Thaw & Co. Inc., New York John Blair Linn Goodwin, New York Collection Anthony P. Russo, New York Vente : William Doyle Galleries, New York, 20 mai 2008, lot 2106 M. et Mme Joseph P. Carroll, New York (acquis lors de cette vente).

Arum Lilies - Amaryllis I - Amaryllis II - Chrysanthemums I - II - III - [Dahlias] - Gladioli - Irises I - II - Lilies I - II - Foxtail Lilies - Marigolds - Rhododendrons - Roses - Sunflowers

A616 Flower Arrangement with Rhododendrons and Irises, c.1909
Oil on canvas, mounted on cardboard, 43x68 cm
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
from Shapiro
A
A617 Rhododendrons, 1909-10
Pastel and charcoal on paper, 73x97.5 cm
Haags Gemeentemuseum

Image from the Mondrian CD.
A617
A618 Rhododendrons, 1909-10
Oil on canvas, dimensions unknown.
Exhibited in 1910 in Amsterdam, but lost in a fire at exhibition in the USA.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.

Arum Lilies - Amaryllis I - Amaryllis II - Chrysanthemums I - II - III - [Dahlias] - Gladioli - Irises I - II - Lilies I - II - Foxtail Lilies - Marigolds - Rhododendrons - Roses - Sunflowers

A619 Lelie (Lily): Golden-banded Lily, late 1909
Charcoal, wash and crayon on paper, 35x44 cm
Haags Gemeentemuseum, Slijper bequest.
Source: Catalogue
A
A620 Lelie (Lily): Golden-banded Lily, 1909-10
Ink and watercolour on paper, 39x44 cm
Private collection.
Source: Catalogue
A
A621 Aaronskelken (Arum Lilies), 1909-10
Oil on canvas, 50x33.5 cm
Haags Gemeentemuseum, Slijper bequest.
Source: Catalogue
A621
A622 Study for Arum Lily, c.1909
Charcoal on paper, 44x31 cm
Haags Gemeentemuseum, Slijper bequest.
from the CD
A
A623 Aäronskelk (Arum Lily), 1909-10, 19
Oil on canvas, 46x32 cm
Haags Gemeentemuseum, S.B. Slijper bequest
Source: Catalogue
A623

Arum Lilies - Amaryllis I - Amaryllis II - Chrysanthemums I - II - III - [Dahlias] - Gladioli - Irises I - II - Lilies I - II - Foxtail Lilies - Marigolds - Rhododendrons - Roses - Sunflowers

A624 Amaryllis in Round Bottle, 1909-10
Charcoal on paper, 80x75 cm
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, gift of Mrs Thomas C. Woods.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
A625 Amaryllis Study, 1909-10
Charcoal on pape, 74.3x61.5 cm
Previously owned by S.B. Slijper and Charmion von Wiegand, now in a private collection.
from Shapiro
A
A626 Amarilles (Amaryllis), 1910
Watercolour on paper, 39x49 cm
Private collection
Source: Catalogue
A626
A627 Amaryllis II, 1910
Watercolour on cardboard, 39.3x47.3 cm
Auctioned in 1974 by Sotheby Parke-Bernet, now whereabouts unknown.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.

Arum Lilies - Amaryllis I - Amaryllis II - Chrysanthemums I - II - III - [Dahlias] - Gladioli - Irises I - II - Lilies I - II - Foxtail Lilies - Marigolds - Rhododendrons - Roses - Sunflowers

A628 White Irises against a Light Blue Background I, 1909-10
Oil on canvas, 34x33 cm
Private collection.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.

This painting has an interesting history. Originally owned by Wobine C. de Sitter, who also owned B20, she gave it to her great niece, saying "It is an old one, he gave it to me before he ever dreamt of abstract painting". The signature was "partially destroyed when the painting was cut out of its frame during WWII". It is now in a private collection. Quotes from the Catalogue.
A629 White Irises against a Light Blue Background II, 1909-10
Oil on canvas, 45x31 cm
Private collection.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
A630 Purple Irises against a Yellow Background, 1909-10
Oil on canvas, 56x28 cm
Previously owned by S.B. Slijper, now in a private collection.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
A631 Blue Irises against an Orange Background, 1909-10
Oil on canvas, 58.4x32 cm
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, gift of Bruce Dayton.
from Shapiro
A
A642 Devotie (Devotion), 1908
Oil on canvas, 94x61 cm
Haags Gemeentemuseum, S.B. Slijper bequest
A642
B390 Rose, c.1910
Pencil on paper, 17x10.2 cm
Private collection
Temporary image from the Catalogue.

This is the only B listing, among the sketches listed after the abstract paintings. Although dated c.1910, the signature is described as "New York handwriting".

Arum Lilies - Amaryllis I - Amaryllis II - Chrysanthemums I - II - III - [Dahlias] - Gladioli - Irises I - II - Lilies I - II - Foxtail Lilies - Marigolds - Rhododendrons - Roses - Sunflowers

C34 - C153, Flowers from the Late Naturalistic Works
Very few of the "C" works are dated in the Catalogue, even when there is a date in the signature (it is frequently suggested in the notes that these were added later). Earlier cataloguers, such as Seuphor and Blok show dates for many of the pieces. I might wander through at a later stage and add dates where available.

C34 Amaryllis, 1907
Pencil and watercolour on paper, 47.4x32 cm
Elain Graham Weitzen, NY.
from Shapiro
A
C35 Red Amaryllis with Blue Background
Watercolour on paper, 47x33.3 cm
Janis Collection
from Shapiro
A
C36 Red Amaryllis with Blue Background
Watercolour on paper, 47.3x34.2 cm
Private collection.
from Shapiro
A
C37 Amaryllis
Pencil and watercolour on paper, 49x31 cm
Private collection.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
C38 Red Amaryllis with Blue Background
Watercolour on paper, 49.2x31.5 cm
J.P Smid, Amsterdam.
from the CD
A

Arum Lilies - Amaryllis I - Amaryllis II - Chrysanthemums I - II - III - [Dahlias] - Gladioli - Irises I - II - Lilies I - II - Foxtail Lilies - Marigolds - Rhododendrons - Roses - Sunflowers

C39 Arum Lily
Charcoal on paper, 47.5x22.5 cm
Private collection.
from Shapiro
A
C40 Arum Lily
Charcoal on paper, 49.5x24 cm
Hirshhorn Museum
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
C41 Arum Lily
Gouache and ink on paper, 42x25 cm
Auctioned in 1993 by Sotheby's, Amsterdam.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
C42 Two Arum Lilies
Charcal on paper, 68x50 cm
Haags Gemeentemuseum, Slijper bequest.
from the Gemeentemuseum catalogue
A
C43 Two Arum Lilies, c.1917
Oil on canvas, 80x50 cm
Haags Gemeentemuseum, Slijper bequest.
from the Gemeentemuseum catalogue
A

Arum Lilies - Amaryllis I - Amaryllis II - Chrysanthemums I - II - III - [Dahlias] - Gladioli - Irises I - II - Lilies I - II - Foxtail Lilies - Marigolds - Rhododendrons - Roses - Sunflowers

C44 Chrysanthemum
Charcoal on paper, 25.5x28.7 cm
Guggenheim Museum, NY
from Shapiro
A
C45 Chrysanthemum (verso of B74 Fragment Church Façade, 1915)
Crayon on paper, 40x37 cm
Ethniki Pinakothiki Kai Mouseion, Athens.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
C46 Chrysanthemum
Oil on canvas, 41.7x38.3 cm
Cleveland Museum of Art, Leonard C. Hanna Bequest.
source
C46
C47 Chrysanthemum
Oil on canvas, 50.2x34.9 cm
Harry Holtzman (from the estate); Sidney Janis Gallery; Janie C. Lee Master Drawings, NY / Houston.
from Shapiro
A
C48 Chrysanthemum
Charcoal and chalk on paper, 26x17.4 cm
Auctioned in 1980 by Sotheby Parke-Burnet, NY.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
C49 Chrysanthemum
Watercolour on paper, 28x24 cm
Originally owned by S.B. Slijper. Auctioned in 1981 by Sotheby Parke-Burnet, NY.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.

Mr and Mrs Leigh P. Block, of Chicago Illinois, owned ten of the flower paintings, six of which were photographed in Mary Block's bathroom for Art in America, September 1966.
The list of their pieces is C49, C80, C82, C101, C111, C115, C130, C137, C143, C152.

Installation image from the Catalogue.
Mrs Block's bathroom
C50 Chrysanthemum
Watercolour and ink on paper, 26.8x22.4 cm
Guggenheim Museum, NY
from Shapiro
A
C51 Chrysanthemum
Charcoal and watercolour on paper, 28.4x21.1 cm
Private collection.
from Shapiro
A
C52 Chrysanthemum
Watercolour on paper, 28.5x20.5 cm
Haags Gemeentemuseum.
from the Gemeentemuseum catalogue
A
C53 Chrysanthemum
Watercolour on paper, 26.4x15.9 cm
Private collection.
from Shapiro
A
C54 Chrysanthemum
Watercolour on paper, 30.5x25 cm
Whereabouts unknown.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
C55 Chrysanthemum
Watercolour on paper, 31x22.5 cm
Auctioned in 1992 by Sotheby's, NY.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
C56 Chrysanthemum
Watercolour on paper, 33.2x19.7 cm
Private collection.
from Shapiro
A
C57 Chrysanthemum
Watercolour on paper, 30.8x19.2 cm
Originally owned by S.B. Slijper, now in the Barbara and David Jonas Collection.
from Shapiro
A
C58 Chrysanthemum
Watercolour on paper, 30x21 cm
Ethniki Pinakothiki Kai Mouseion, Athens.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
C59 Chrysanthemum
Watercolour on paper, 32.5x23.5 cm
Gallery Pieter B. van Voorst van Beest, 's-Gravenhage.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
C60 Chrysanthemum
Medium and size not known
Whereabouts unknown.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.

Only known from a photograph by O.E. Nelson, NY.
C61 Chrysanthemum
Watercolour on paper, 27x22.5 cm
Alsdorf Collection, Chicago.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
C62 Chrysanthemum
Watercolour on paper, 29.2x23.5 cm
Private collection.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
C63 Chrysanthemum
C29 Study for portrait of Friedel M. Cabos-de Fries, 1924 is on the reverse
Black and brown conté crayon and charcoal on paper, 62.9x38.4 cm
Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Mass.
from Shapiro (temporary image of the portrait from the Catalogue).
A A
C64 Chrysanthemum
Oil on canvas, 68x42.7 cm
Acquavella Contemporary Art, NY.
from Shapiro
A
C65 Chrysanthemum
Charcoal, chalk and gouache on paper, 60.7x36.1 cm
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
C66 Chrysanthemum
Oil on canvas, size unknown
Whereabouts unknown.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.

This was exhibited in 1942 at the Valentine Gallery, NY; referred to in Wiegand's The Meaning of Mondrian, 1943; and reproduced in Plastic Art and Pure Plastic Art, 1945.
C67 Chrysanthemum
Pencil and watercolour on paper, 31.7x23.5 cm
Auctioned in 1984 by Sotheby Parke-Burnet, NY.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
C68 Chrysanthemum
Pencil on paper, 29x21 cm
Harry Holtzman (from the estate), then Marlborough Fine Arts, London.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
C69 Chrysanthemum
Pencil, watercolour and gouache on paper, 28.5x21 cm
Borzo Kunsthandel, 's-Hertogenbosch.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
C70 Chrysanthemum
Watercolour on paper, 27x18 cm
Auctioned in 1995 by Christie's, Amsterdam.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
C71 Chrysanthemum
Watercolour on paper, 29.3x22.9 cm
Originally owned by S.B. Slijper, it was in the Janis Gallery in 1961.
from Shapiro
A
C72 Chrysanthemum
Watercolour on paper, size not known
Only known from a photograph by Oliver Baker, NY.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
C73 Chrysanthemum
Pencil on tracing paper, 28.5x21.5 cm
Sidney Janis Gallery; Janie C. Lee Master Drawings, NY / Houston.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
C74 Chrysanthemum
Gouache and watercolour on paper, 28.5x18.7 cm
Auctioned in 1987 by Sotheby's, Amsterdam.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
C75 Chrysanthemum
Watercolour on paper, 34.2x22.9 cm
Fort Worth Modern Art Museum, Benjamin J. Tillar Trust.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
C76 Chrysanthemum
Ink and watercolour on paper, 28.25x21.25 cm
Auctioned in 1993 at Sotheby's, Amsterdam.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
C77 Chrysanthemum
Pencil on paper, 29.4x19.6 cm
Harry Holtzman (from the estate); Sidney Janis Gallery; Janie C. Lee Master Drawings, NY / Houston.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
C78 Chrysanthemum
Watercolour on paper, 29.5x19.5 cm
Owners have included the British Railway Pension Fund between 1990 and 1993. The last location noted is the Barbara Mathes Gallery, NY.
Temporary image from the Catalogue. [Colour pic in the 1993 Christie's Amsterdam sale.]
C79 Chrysanthemum
Pencil on paper, 34x22.2 cm
Marlborough Fine Art, London.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
C80 Chrysanthemum
Watercolour on paper, 29.2x21 cm
Auctioned in 1981 by Sotheby Parke-Burnet, NY.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.

One of the Blocks'.
C81 Chrysanthemum
Watercolour on paper, 29x21.5 cm
Private collection.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
C82 Chrysanthemum
Watercolour and pencil on paper, 40.6x24.9 cm
Auctioned in 1981 at Sotheby Parke-Burnet, NY.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.

One of the Blocks'.
C83 Chrysanthemum
Watercolour on paper, 32.5x23 cm
Auctioned in 1989 at Christie's, Amsterdam.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
C84 Chrysanthemum
Watercolour on paper, 33.9x23.9 cm
Sidney Janis Gallery
from Shapiro
A
C85 Chrysanthemum in a Glass
Watercolour on paper, 26.5x26 cm
Private collection
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
C86 Chrysanthemum in a Glass
Watercolour on paper, 30x18 cm
Ethniki Pinakothiki Kai Mouseion, Athens.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
C87 Chrysanthemum in a Bottle
Watercolour on paper, 28.3x21.3 cm
Marlborough Fine Art, London.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
C88 Chrysanthemum in a Bottle
Watercolour on paper, 64x33 cm
Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, NY.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
C89 Chrysanthemum in a Bottle
Watercolour on paper, 72.5x38.5 cm
Haags Gemeentemuseum, Slijper bequest.
from Shapiro
A
C90 Chrysanthemum
Pencil on paper, 66x25.5 cm
Haags Gemeentemuseum, Slijper bequest.
from Shapiro
A
C91 Chrysanthemum
Charcoal and chalk on cardboard, 72x47 cm
Haags Gemeentemuseum, Slijper bequest.
from Shapiro
A
C92 Chrysanthemum
Watercolour and gouache on paper, 69x26.5 cm
Haags Gemeentemuseum, Slijper bequest.
from Shapiro
A
C93 Chrysanthemum in a Bottle
Watercolour and black chalk, size not known
Only known from a photograph at the Haags Gemeentemuseum.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.

Arum Lilies - Amaryllis I - Amaryllis II - Chrysanthemums I - II - III - [Dahlias] - Gladioli - Irises I - II - Lilies I - II - Foxtail Lilies - Marigolds - Rhododendrons - Roses - Sunflowers

The Catalogue describes C94 through C106 as Dahlias. Several other sources, Shapiro included, refer to some as Chrysanthemums.

C94 Study of a Dahlia (Sketchbook Sheet 1)
Pencil on paper, 32x23 cm
Harry Holtzman (from the estate); Sidney Janis Gallery; Private collection.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
C95 Study of a Dahlia (Sketchbook Sheet 2)
Pencil on paper, 32x23 cm
Harry Holtzman (from the estate); Sidney Janis Gallery.
from Shapiro
A
C96 Study of a Dahlia (Sketchbook Sheet 3)
Pencil on paper, 32x23 cm
Harry Holtzman (from the estate); Sidney Janis Gallery.
from the CD
A
C97 Study of a Dahlia (Sketchbook Sheet 4)
Pencil on paper, 32x23 cm
Harry Holtzman (from the estate); Sidney Janis Gallery; Private collection.
from Shapiro
A
C98 Study of a Dahlia (Sketchbook Sheet 5)
Pencil on paper, 32x23 cm
Harry Holtzman (from the estate); Sidney Janis Gallery; Private collection.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
C99 Study of a Dahlia / verso: Study of a Dahlia
Pencil on paper, 31x19.8 cm
Harry Holtzman (from the estate); Sidney Janis Gallery; Private collection.
from the CD
A
C100 Dahlia
Watercolour on paper, size not known.
Only known from a photograph by André Philippon.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
C101 Dahlia
Pencil and watercolour on paper, 30x19 cm
Auctioned in 1981 by Sotheby-Parke Bernet, NY.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.

One of the Blocks'.
C102 Dahlia
Pencil and watercolour on lined paper, 31.6x22.6 cm
The Pierpont Morgan Library, NY, bequest of Mrs Daisy Shapiro.
from Shapiro
A
C103 Dahlia
Pencil and watercolour on paper, 24.7x22.4 cm
E.V. Thaw, NY.
from Shapiro
A
C104 Dahlia
Watercolour on paper, 22.6x20.6 cm
Originally owned by S.B. Slijper, last noted at the Sidney Janis Gallery.
from Shapiro
A
C105 Vase with Dahlias
Black chalk on paper, 37x34.3 cm
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
C106 Two Dahlia
Watercolour on paper, 40x27.3 cm
Robert and Jane Meyerhoff, Phoenix, Md.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.

Arum Lilies - Amaryllis I - Amaryllis II - Chrysanthemums I - II - III - [Dahlias] - Gladioli - Irises I - II - Lilies I - II - Foxtail Lilies - Marigolds - Rhododendrons - Roses - Sunflowers

C107 Gladiolus
Charcoal on paper, 31x21 cm
Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
C108 Gladiolus
Oil on canvas, 35x21 cm
Waddington Galleries, London.
Image via MutualArt.com which states that the work was auctioned on 9th February 2005.
A
C109 Gladioli in a Bottle
Charcoal on paper, 38.7x26.3 cm
Sidney Janis Gallery.
from Shapiro
A
C110 Gladioli (in a Bottle?)
Oil on canvas, 39.2x20.3 cm
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, gift of Bruce B. Dayton.
from Shapiro
A

Arum Lilies - Amaryllis I - Amaryllis II - Chrysanthemums I - II - III - [Dahlias] - Gladioli - Irises I - II - Lilies I - II - Foxtail Lilies - Marigolds - Rhododendrons - Roses - Sunflowers

C111 Iris
Watercolour on paper, 47x21.5 cm
Auctioned in 1981 by Sotheby-Parke Bernet, NY.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.

One of the Blocks'.
C112 Iris in a Bottle
Chalk and watercolour on paper, 43.8x20 cm
Private collection.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.

Arum Lilies - Amaryllis I - Amaryllis II - Chrysanthemums I - II - III - [Dahlias] - Gladioli - Irises I - II - Lilies I - II - Foxtail Lilies - Marigolds - Rhododendrons - Roses - Sunflowers

C113 Lily
Watercolour on paper, 25x19.5 cm
Haags Gemeentemuseum, Slijper bequest.
from Shapiro
A
C114 Lily
Watercolour on paper, 28.8x22 cm
Ader Picard Tajan, Paris.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
C115 Lily
Watercolour on paper, 23x21 cm
Auctioned in 1981 by Sotheby-Parke Bernet, NY.
from the CD

One of the Blocks'.
A
C116 Lily
Watercolour on paper, 26.9x18 cm
Sidney Janis Gallery
from Shapiro
A
C117 Lily
Pencil and watercolour on paper, 26.2x19.9 cm
Sidney Janis Gallery
from Shapiro
A
C118 Lily / verso: Sketch of a Chrysanthemum
Ink and watercolour on cardboard, 28.5x21 cm, verso in pencil
Auctioned in 1993 by Sotheby's, Amsterdam.
Temporary images from the Catalogue.
C119 Lily
Pencil and watercolour on paper, 24x20.3 cm
Private collection.
from Shapiro
A
C120 Stalk with Two Japanese Lilies
Watercolour on paper, 33.3x35.9 cm
Private collection.
from Shapiro
A
C121 Stalk with Two Japanese Lilies
Watercolour on paper, 30x30.5 cm
Studio 2000 Art Gallery, Amsterdam.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.

Arum Lilies - Amaryllis I - Amaryllis II - Chrysanthemums I - II - III - [Dahlias] - Gladioli - Irises I - II - Lilies I - II - Foxtail Lilies - Marigolds - Rhododendrons - Roses - Sunflowers

C122 Study of Two Marigolds 1
Pencil and watercolour on paper, 17.3x14.5 cm
Sidney Janis Gallery.
from Shapiro
A
C123 Study of Two Marigolds 2
Pencil, ink and watercolour on paper, 23.7x21 cm
Sidney Janis Gallery
from Shapiro
A
C124 Study of Four Marigolds
Pencil on paper, 21x28 cm
Ph3, image via MutualArt.com.

Image added April 2012: according to MutualArt.com, this was sold at Christie's Amsterdam on 2nd Dec, 2008.
C125 Study of Marigolds in a Glass
Black chalk on paper, 20.7x27.6 cm
Auctioned in 1990 at Christie's, Amsterdam.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
C126 Study of Three Marigolds in a Glass for an Album (1937)
Pencil on paper, 14x10.7 cm
J.P. Smid, Amsterdam.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
C127 Marigold in a Glass
Watercolour on paper, 23.5x18 cm
Originally owned by Gerrit Rietveld, now in a private collection.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
C128 Marigold in a Glass
Watercolour on paper, 23.5x20 cm
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningens, Rotterdam.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
C129 Marigold in a Bottle
Watercolour on paper, 34.8x19.5 cm
Private collection.
A
C130 Marigold in a Bottle
Watercolour on paper, 37.1x24.1 cm
Auctioned in 1981 by Sotheby-Parke Bernet, NY.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.

One of the Blocks'.

Arum Lilies - Amaryllis I - Amaryllis II - Chrysanthemums I - II - III - [Dahlias] - Gladioli - Irises I - II - Lilies I - II - Foxtail Lilies - Marigolds - Rhododendrons - Roses - Sunflowers

C131 Rose
Pencil on paper, 25x18 cm
Haags Gemeentemuseum, Slijper bequest.
from the CD
A
C132 Rose
Watercolour on paper, 27.8x18 cm
Private collection.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
C133 Rose
Watercolour on paper, 25.8x19.4 cm
Private collection.
from Shapiro
A
C134 Rose
Watercolour on paper, 27.5x19.3 cm
Ivo Bouwman, 's-Gravenhage.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
C135 Rose
Pencil on paper, 26.3x17.2 cm
Janie C. Lee Master Drawings, NY
from Shapiro
A
C136 Rose
Watercolour on paper, size unknown
Whereabouts unknown.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
C137 Rose
Watercolour on paper, 27.3x19.7 cm
Private collection.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.

One of the Blocks'.
C138 Rose
Watercolour on paper, 27x20 cm
Auction 1970 at Parke-Bernet Galleries, NY.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
C139 Rose
Watercolour on paper, 27x22 cm
Private collection.
from Shapiro
A
C140 Rose
Pencil and watercolour on paper, 23.5x18.7 cm
Private collection.
from Shapiro
A
C141 Rose
Chalk, conté and watercolour on paper, 28.5x21 cm
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningens, Rotterdam.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
C142 Two Roses
Watercolour and pencil on paper, 27.5x25.5 cm
Haags Gemeentemuseum, Slijper bequest.
from Shapiro
A
C143 Two Roses
Watercolour on paper, 27.3x24.2 cm
Auction 1981 at Sotheby Parke Bernet, NY.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.

One of the Blocks'.
C144 Two Roses
Watercolour on paper, 29x28.5 cm
Private collection.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
C145 Two Roses
Watercolour on paper, 37.7x28.9 cm
Ph3, image via MutualArt.com.

Image added April 2012: according to MutualArt.com, this was sold at Christie's Amsterdam on 2nd Dec, 2008.
C146 Two Roses
Watercolour on paper, 26.7x21.9 cm
Fine Art Communications, NY
from Shapiro
A
C147 Two Roses
Watercolour on paper, 24x22.5 cm
Auctioned in 1990 by Auction Glerum, 's-Gravenhage.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
C148 Rose in a Glass
Pencil on paper, 26x15.4 cm
Auctioned in 1981 at Sotheby Parke Bernet, NY.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
C149 Rose in a Glass
Pencil on paper, 25.5x20 cm
Obelisk Gallery, Boston.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
C150 Rose in a Glass
Watercolour on paper, 27.5x21.5 cm
Haags Gemeentemuseum, Slijper bequest.
from Shapiro
A
C151 Rose in a Glass
Watercolour on paper, 16.3x24.5 cm
Heirs of Tjardus Greidanus.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
C152 Rose in a Glass
Watercolour on paper, 22.8x19 cm
Auctioned in 1981 at Sotheby Parke Bernet, NY.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.

One of the Blocks'.
C153 Rose in a Glass
Watercolour on paper, size not known
Known from a 1935 installation photograph of the Tentoonstelling van modern schilderwerk, grafiek, reclame, fotografie. Amsterdam: Nieuwe Kunstschool, February, 1935.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.
C153
Unidentified from Shapiro A A A
A name, 19
medium, x cm
location

Collections

Arum Lilies - Amaryllis I - Amaryllis II - Chrysanthemums I - II - III - [Dahlias] - Gladioli - Irises I - II - Lilies I - II - Foxtail Lilies - Marigolds - Rhododendrons - Roses - Sunflowers

C49 Chrysanthemum
Watercolour on paper, 28x24 cm
Originally owned by S.B. Slijper. Auctioned in 1981 by Sotheby Parke-Burnet, NY.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.

Mr and Mrs Leigh P. Block, of Chicago Illinois, owned ten of the flower paintings, six of which were photographed in Mary Block's bathroom for Art in America, September 1966.
The list of their pieces is C49, C80, C82, C101, C111, C115, C130, C137, C143, C152.

Installation image from the Catalogue.
Mrs Block's bathroom
In April 2012, The "Walters Art Museum announce[d] ... the planned gift by Robert E. Meyerhoff of 21 works of art depicting flowers assembled by his late wife, Jane B. Meyerhoff. This collection includes a selection of watercolors, pastels and drawings by artists such as Delacroix, Cézanne, Schiele, Mondrian, Matisse, Klee, Stella, Dalí and Magritte. Since Jane Meyerhoff was allergic to fragrance she could not have flowers in the house. She decided instead to collect flowers on paper. In the spring of 2007, these artworks were on view at the Walters in the focus show Floral Still Lifes from the Collection of Robert and Jane Meyerhoff... The Meyerhoffs are distinguished for having amassed one of the most prized collections of post-World War II modern masters. Jane Meyerhoff’s allergy led her to acquire this less well-known collection of floral still-life art for her own private enjoyment. The first work purchased was a Mondrian in 1991, and the last was a Magritte in 2003.", quote from a report in artdaily.

I have written to the Walters asking which Mondrian they are getting, but no reply yet. According to the Catalogue, it is C106 Two Dahlia.
C106 Two Dahlia
Watercolour on paper, 40x27.3 cm
Robert and Jane Meyerhoff, Phoenix, Md.
Temporary image from the Catalogue.

Sources (shown in the order used):

Joosen and Welsh, Catalogue Raisonné, 1998
Shapiro, Mondrian: Flowers, 1991
Mondrian CD
Mondriaan in het Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, 2007
[Milner, Mondrian, 1992
Pompidou exhibition catalogue, 2011]

Progress:

19th Nov - page started and all numbers listed, descriptions incomplete and descriptions added, that's good work.

20th Nov - two workstreams going forward, 1. add detail for each picture (medium, size, location); 2. assemble colour images, use b&w temporarily for the rest and gradually fill in the blanks.
Entries reorganised to include details for the first half, the "A" works. Shapiro scanned but not formatted. Catalogue should be scanned tomorrow.

21st Nov - progress with page formatting, hope to finish that and scan the Catalogue images tomorrow.

23rd Nov - All images scanned from the first two sources, now the long slog of image formatting and data entry.

24th Nov - All images reformatted and Catalogue images added to the web page. Some progress on the data entry.

25th Nov - Data entry complete.

27th Nov - Shapiro images identified (all but 3) and uploaded. Check the Mondrian CD next, always good for a few images, albeit not as large as one might like.

29th Nov - It looks as though there are around a dozen new images on the Mondrian CD.

1st Dec - The Mondrian CD delivered ten new images, as noted before, they are rather small, but do the job. Some were difficult to identify against the tiny b&w photographs in the Catalogue, but I am reasonably confident that they are correct. The next source to consider is the 2007 Gemeentemuseum catalogue.
The current scores are approximately 34 of the 61 As and Bs (56%), 48 of the 120 Cs (40%), that's 45% overall.

2nd Dec - The Gemeentemuseum catalogue provided four new images, two replacements and an installation photograph. Next up, Milner and the Pompidou catalogue. That didn't take long - nothing new in Milner and no flowers at all in Popidou: I guess I should have expected the latter as it was a Mondrian and De Stijl exhibition and thus tending towards the abstract. So, I'll try Meuris and Pitts Rembert.

4th Dec - Nothing new in Pitts Rembert, Meuris, Blotkamp or the catalogue for the 1971 Guggenheim ex. A few more to check then its time to go with the available b&w images.

6th Dec - I have scanned all the b&w images in the Catalogue to provide temporary fills for all the missing images. There might be some better scans available in Marty Bax's Compleet. It will take some time to process all the scans.

9th Dec - B&W scans processed. Some need scanning again, but nearly all now have a first image to be attached.

10th Dec - Images installed, a few missing and some could be improved. Next rescans, then track down some more colour images


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