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Studies and sketches appear occasionally throughout the general A and B listings but are mostly grouped in B325 through B411.
In addition to the individual items there are two sketchbooks:

There is a book of Two Mondrian Sketchbooks by Welsh and Joosten, authors of the Catalogue Raisonné. I have sought a copy for years, but the prices tend to be excessive, however, in January 2012, I found a sensible, albeit imperfect, copy on Alibris and it arrived today, 6th February. Deaccessioned from the Brooklyn Public Library, it is a sumptuous work, well worth the wait, and worth pursuing for other Mondrian enthusiasts.

B325 Sketchbook 1925 Sheet A: Three square compositions / verso: Two lozenge compositions
B326 Sketchbook 1925 Sheet B: Three lozenge compositions
B327 Sketchbook 1925 Sheet C: One lozenge, two rectangle compositions
B328 Sketchbook 1925 Sheet D: Three rectangle compositions / verso: fragment
B329 Sketchbook 1925 Sheet E: Three rectangle compositions
B330 Sketchbook 1925 Sheet F: Two square compositions
B331 Sketchbook 1925 Sheet G: rectangle composition
B332 Sketchbook 1925 Sheet H: Dresden Notes
B333 Sketchbook 1925 Sheet I: Sketch for a rectangle composition with colour indications (verso of B366 Study for Broadway Boogie Woogie I, 1942)
B334 Sketch of four lozenge compositions, 1925(?)
B335 Sketch of two lozenge compositions / verso: Sketch of two fragments of lozenge compositions, 1925(?)
B336 Study for a composition, 1935-36(?)
B337 Study for a composition, 1935-36(?) / verso: Study for a composition, 1935-36
B338 Study for a composition, 1935-36(?)
B339 Study for a composition, 1935-36(?) / verso: Study for a composition, 1935-36
B340 Study for a lozenge composition, c.1938(?)
B341 Study for a composition, 1938-39(?)
B342 Study for a lozenge composition, c.1938(?) / verso: Study for a lozenge composition, c.1938(?)
B343 Study for a composition on a cigarette packet, 1938-40(?)
B344 Study for a composition on a cigarette packet, 1938-40(?)
B345 Study for a composition on a cigarette packet, 1938-40(?)
B346 Study for a composition on a cigarette packet, 1938-40(?)
B347 Study for a composition on a cigarette packet, 1938-40(?)
B348 Study for a composition on a cigarette packet, 1938-40(?)
B349 Study for a composition on a cigarette packet, 1938-40(?)
B350 Study for a composition on a milk tablet package, 1938-40(?)
B351 Study for a composition, 1938-40(?)
B352 Study for a composition, 1938-40(?)
B353 Study for a composition, 1938-40(?)
B354 Study for a composition, 1938-40(?)
B355 Study for a composition, 1938-40(?)
B356 Study for a composition, 1938-40(?)
B357 Study for a composition, 1938-40(?)
B358 Study for a composition, 1938-40(?)
B359 Study for a composition, 1939-40(?)
B360 Two studies for a composition, 1939-40(?)
B361 Study for a composition, 1940-41(?)
B362 Study for a composition, 1940-41(?)
B363 Study for a composition, 1940-41(?)
B364 Study for a composition, 1938-40(?)
B365 Study for a composition, 1940-41(?)
B366 Study I for Broadway Boogie Woogie, 1942 (verso B333: Sketch for a rectangle composition with colour indications
B367 Study II for Broadway Boogie Woogie I, 1942
B368 Sketch for Broadway Boogie Woogie(?) I, 1942-43(?)
B369 Sketch for Broadway Boogie Woogie(?) II, 1942-43(?)
B370 Sketch for Broadway Boogie Woogie(?) I, 1942-43(?)
B325 Sketchbook 1925 Sheet A: Three square compositions / verso: Two lozenge compositions
Charcoal on paper, 23x29.8 cm
Private collection.

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B326 Sketchbook 1925 Sheet B: Three lozenge compositions
Charcoal on paper, 23.5x29.8 cm
Private collection.

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B327 Sketchbook 1925 Sheet C: One lozenge, two rectangle compositions
Charcoal on paper, 23x29.8 cm
Private collection, on loan to Brandenburgische Kunstsammlungen, Cottbus.

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B328 Sketchbook 1925 Sheet D: Three rectangle compositions / verso: fragment
Charcoal on paper, 23x29.8 cm
Arne and Milly Glimcher (founders of the Pace Gallery).

Ph3 Bois.
B329 Sketchbook 1925 Sheet E: Three rectangle compositions
Charcoal on paper, 23x29.8 cm
Stephens Inc., Little Rock, Arkansas.

Ph3 Bois.
B329
B330 Sketchbook 1925 Sheet F: Two square compositions
Charcoal on paper, 23x29.8 cm
Private collection.

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B331 Sketchbook 1925 Sheet G: rectangle composition
Charcoal on paper, 23x29.8 cm
Private collection.

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B332 Sketchbook 1925 Sheet H: Dresden Notes
Charcoal on paper, 29.8x23 cm
Holtzman Deposit no. 55, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University Library.

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B333 Sketchbook 1925 Sheet I: Sketch for a rectangle composition with colour indications (verso of B366 Study for Broadway Boogie Woogie I, 1942)
Charcoal on paper, 23.2x? cm
see B366.

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B334 Sketch of four lozenge compositions, 1925(?)
Pencil on paper, 27.3x14 cm
Private collection.

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B335 Sketch of two lozenge compositions / verso: Sketch of two fragments of lozenge compositions, 1925(?)
Pencil on lined paper, 24.1x16.8 cm
The Rothschild Art Foundation, Baltimore.

Ph3 Bois.
B335
B336 Study for a composition, 1935-36(?)
Charcoal on blue-lined paper, 26.7x20.9 cm
Whereabouts unknown (auctioned 11th May 1988 at Sotheby's, NY).

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B337 Study for a composition, 1935-36(?) / verso: Study for a composition, 1935-36
Charcoal on blue-lined paper, 27x20.9 cm
Private collection.

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B338 Study for a composition, 1935-36(?)
Charcoal on blue-lined paper, 26.7x20.9 cm
Whereabouts unknown (auctioned 16th November 1989 at Sotheby's, NY).

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B339 Study for a composition, 1935-36(?) / verso: Study for a composition, 1935-36
Charcoal on blue-lined paper, 24.8x19.7 cm
Paolo Dal Bosco Collection, Rovereto, Italy.

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B340 Study for a lozenge composition, c.1938(?)
Pencil on paper, diagonals 29.7x29.4 cm
The Judith Rothschild Foundation.

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B341 Study for a composition, 1938-39(?)
Charcoal on paper, 26.7x21 cm
Mondrian Estate / Holtzman Trust

Ph3 Bois.
B341
B342 Study for a lozenge composition, c.1938(?) / verso: Study for a lozenge composition, c.1938(?)
Pencil on lined paper, sides 20.9x20.9cm
Private collection.

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B343 Study for a composition on a cigarette packet, 1938-40(?)
Pencil on torn cigarette package wrapper, 7.3x9 cm
Rosa Esman Gallery, NY.

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B344 Study for a composition on a cigarette packet, 1938-40(?)
Pencil on torn cigarette package wrapper, 8.9x6.7 cm
Dan Flavin, NY.

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B345 Study for a composition on a cigarette packet, 1938-40(?)
Pencil on torn cigarette package wrapper, 7.6x7.3 cm
The Judith Rothschild Foundation.

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B346 Study for a composition on a cigarette packet, 1938-40(?)
Pencil on paper, [7.1/9.8]x[7.3/10] cm
Mondrian Estate / Holtzman Trust

Ph3 Bois.
B346
B347 Study for a composition on a cigarette packet, 1938-40(?)
Pencil on torn cigarette package box, 7.3/8.2x14 cm
Private collection.

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B348 Study for a composition on a cigarette packet, 1938-40(?)
Pencil on torn and trimmed cigarette package box, 7.3x10.4 cm
Pace Gallery, NY.

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B349 Study for a composition on a cigarette packet, 1938-40(?)
Pencil on paper, 7.6x7.4 cm
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Rosenthal.

Ph3 Bois.
B349
B350 Study for a composition on a milk tablet package, 1938-40(?)
Pencil on torn milk tablet package, 7.3x10.2 cm
Dan Flavin, NY.

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B351 Study for a composition, 1938-40(?)
Pencil on paper, 24.1x21.6 cm
Private collection.

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B352 Study for a composition, 1938-40(?)
Charcoal on paper, 26.6x19 cm
Ciudad Bolivar: Fundacion Museo de Arte Moderno Jesus Soto.

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B353 Study for a composition, 1938-40(?)
Charcoal on paper, 24.7x22.2 cm
Private collection.

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B354 Study for a composition, 1938-40(?)
Pencil on paper, 11.4x11.4 cm
Private collection, NY.

Ph3 Bois.
B354
B355 Study for a composition, 1938-40(?)
Charcoal on paper, 18.1x17.8 cm
Mrs. Andrew Fuller.

Ph3 Bois.
B355
B356 Study for a composition, 1938-40(?)
Chalk on paper, irregular shape, 47.1x37 cm
Private collection.

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B357 Study for a composition, 1938-40(?)
Chalk on paper, irregular shape, 121.3x65 cm
Paolo Dal Bosco Collection, Rovereto, Italy.

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B358 Study for a composition, 1938-40(?)
Charcoal on paper, 90x89 cm
Private collection.

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B359 Study for a composition, 1938-40(?)
Charcoal on paper, 13.5x9.5 cm
Koh Gallery, Tokyo.

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B360 Two studies for a composition, 1939-40(?)
Pencil on stationary sheet, 20.3x25.4 cm
Private collection.

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B361 Study for a composition, 1940-41(?)
Charcoal on stationary sheet, 20.3x25.4, size cm
Pace Gallery, NY.

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B362 Study for a composition, 1940-41(?)
Charcoal, gouache and collage on paper, 33x26.7 cm
Private collection (on loan to the Art Institute of Chicago?).

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Mondrian B362 Study for Composition
B363 Study for a composition, 1940-41(?)
Charcoal and gouache on two paper supports, 28x22.8 cm
The Menil Collection.

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B364 Study for a composition, 1938-40(?)
Charcoal on paper, 22.8x20.9 cm
Musée national d'art moderne, Paris.

Ph3 Bois.
B364
B365 Study for a composition, 1940-41(?)
Pencil on paper, 8.9x15.2 cm
Rosa Esman Gallery, NY.

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B366 Study I for Broadway Boogie Woogie, 1942 (verso B333: Sketch for a rectangle composition with colour indications
Charcoal on paper, 23.1x23.2 cm
Private collection.

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Mondrian B366 Study I for Broadway Boogie Woogie
B367 Study II for Broadway Boogie Woogie I, 1942
Charcoal on paper, 22.9x23.2 cm
Private collection.

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Mondrian B366 Study I for Broadway Boogie Woogie
B368 Sketch for Broadway Boogie Woogie(?) I, 1942-43(?)
Pencil on blue lined paper, 21.5x20 cm
Private collection.

Ph3 Bois.
B368
B369 Sketch for Broadway Boogie Woogie(?) II, 1942-43(?)
Pencil on blue lined paper, 20.6x20 cm
Private collection.

Ph3 Bois.
B369
B370 Sketch for Broadway Boogie Woogie(?) I, 1942-43(?)
Pencil on paper, diagonal 48.9 cm
Sidney Janis Gallery, NY.

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B371 Sketchbook I, Domburg, c. October, 1914

B371 Sketchbook I, Domburg, c. October, 1914
Guggenheim Museum
1 Horizontal Pier
2 Pier and Ocean
3 Pier and Ocean
4 Tree
5 Sea
6 see B372
7 Church at Domburg
8 Church at Domburg
9 Tree
10 Church at Domburg
11 Sea
12 Dunes
13 Dunes(?)
14 see B373
15 see B373
16 Church at Domburg
17 Church at Domburg
18 Church at Domburg
19 see B374
20 Church at Domburg
21 Dunes
22 Tree
23 Tree
24 see B375
25 Dunes
26 Tree
27 Tree
28 Church at Domburg
29 title
B372 Sea / verso: fragment of written text, 1914
B373 Church at Domburg / verso: Trees Reflecting in Water, 1914
B374 Sea / verso: fragment of written text, 1914
B375 Pier and Ocean, Starry Night/ verso: fragment of written text, 1914
B371-1 Horizontal Pier

Ph3 Bois.
B371-1
B371-2 Pier and Ocean

Ph3 Bois.
B371-2
B372 Sea / verso: fragment of written text, 1914
Sketch 6 from Sketchbook I
Pencil on paper, 11.4x15.8 cm
Haags Gemeentemuseum, acquired with the support of the Vereniging Rembrant and the Gemeente 's-Gravenhage.

Ph3 Gemeentemuseum Catalogue.
B372 B372b
B373 Church at Domburg / verso: Trees Reflecting in Water, 1914
Sketches 14-15 from Sketchbook I
Pencil on paper, 11.4x15.8 cm
Haags Gemeentemuseum, acquired with the support of the Vereniging Rembrant and the Gemeente 's-Gravenhage.

Ph3 Gemeentemuseum Catalogue.
B373 B373b
B374 Sea / verso: fragment of written text, 1914
Sketch 19 from Sketchbook I
Pencil on paper, 11.4x15.8 cm
Haags Gemeentemuseum, acquired with the support of the Vereniging Rembrant and the Gemeente 's-Gravenhage.

Ph3 Gemeentemuseum Catalogue.
B374 B374b
B375 Pier and Ocean, Starry Night/ verso: fragment of written text, 1914
Pencil on paper, 11.4x15.8 cm
Private collection

Bois associates this sketch with B67.

Ph3 Bois.
B375

B376 Sketchbook II, Paris, 1914

B376 Sketchbook II, Paris, 1914
Page size 17.2x10.5 cm
Guggenheim Museum, gift of David Flynn and Maurice Kaplan.

1 Sketch
2 Sketch
3 see B377
4 Notre-Dame-des-Champs
5 Notre-Dame-des-Champs
6 see B378
7 Demolished Building
8 Demolished Building
9 Demolished Building
10 Demolished Building
11 Demolished Building
12 Demolished Building
13 Demolished Building
14 Paris Roofs
15 Paris Roofs
16 Paris Roofs
17 Paris Roofs
18 Notre-Dame-des-Champs
19 Notre-Dame-des-Champs
20 Sketch
21 Paris Roofs
22 Paris Roofs (seen through a window?)
23 Paris Roofs (seen through a window?)
B377 Demolished Building / verso: fragment of written text, 1914
B378 Demolished Building / verso: fragment of written text, 1914
B377 Demolished Building, 1914
Sketch 3 from Sketchbook II
Private collection
Ph3 Bois et al.

Bois suggests that B53, Composition in Oval with Colour Planes 1, 1914 is based on preliminary sketch B376-7 and B52.
B378 Demolished Building / verso: fragment of written text, 1914
Sketch 6 from Sketchbook II
Pencil on paper, 17.2x10.5 cm
Haags Gemeentemuseum, acquired with the support of the Vereniging Rembrant and the Gemeente 's-Gravenhage.

The sketch includes colour indications, suggesting that it was the basis of a painting: Bois states that it is 'most closely identified with' B50.

Ph3 sources Bois et al and Gemeentemuseum Catalogue.
B378 B378b

B379 Tree, Summer 1912
B380 Two Tree, Summer 1912
B381 Dunes, Piers and Sea, Summer 1912
B382 Piers and Sea, Summer 1912
B383 Dunes and Sea, Summer 1912
B384 Dunes and Sea / verso: Dunes and Sea, Summer 1912
B385 Dunes, Piers and Sea, Summer 1912
B386 Dunes and Sea, Summer 1912
B387 Dunes, Piers and Sea, Summer 1912
B388 Dunes and Sea, Summer 1912
B389 Tree (?) / verso: Sketch, Summer 1912
B390 Rose, c.1910
B391 Scaffolding 1, early 1914
B392 Paris Church Façade, 1914
B393 Paris Church Façade, 1914
B394 Trees / verso: Trees, Summer 1912
B395 Trees / verso: Trees, Orchard(?), Summer 1912
B396 Trees, Summer 1912
B397 Trees / verso: Branches
B398 Branches / verso: Branches
B399 Tree, 1912(?)
B400 Tree, early 1913
B401 Tree / verso: Sketch, early 1913
B402 Tree, early 1913
B403 Trees, 1912(?)
B404 Scaffolding 2, Paris 1914
B405 Paris Courtyard Façades, Rue du Départ, 1913-14
B406 Paris Church Façade, 1914
B407 Leaves
B408 Leaves
B409 Paris Courtyard Façades, 1913-14
B410 Paris Roofs, 1913-14
B411 Paris Roofs, 1913-14
B379 Tree, Summer 1912
Pencil on paper, 10.2x17.2 cm
Private collection.

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B380 Two Trees, Summer 1912
Pencil on paper, 10.2x17 cm
Private collection.

Ph3 Les chemins de l'abstraction.
B380
B381 Dunes, Piers and Sea, Summer 1912
Pencil on paper, 10.5x17.2 cm
Wherabouts unknown.

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B382 Piers and Sea, Summer 1912
Pencil on paper, 10.5x17.2 cm
Haags Gemeentemuseum, acquired with the support of the Vereniging Rembrant and the Gemeente 's-Gravenhage.

Ph3 Gemeentemuseum Catalogue.
B382
B383 Dunes and Sea, Summer 1912
Pencil on paper, 10.5x17.2 cm
Haags Gemeentemuseum, acquired with the support of the Vereniging Rembrant and the Gemeente 's-Gravenhage.

Ph3 Gemeentemuseum Catalogue.
B383
B384 Dunes and Sea / verso: Dunes and Sea, Summer 1912
Pencil on paper, 10.5x17.2 cm
Haags Gemeentemuseum, acquired with the support of the Vereniging Rembrant and the Gemeente 's-Gravenhage.

Ph3 Gemeentemuseum Catalogue.
B384 B384b
B385 Dunes, Piers and Sea, Summer 1912
Pencil on paper, 10.5x17.2 cm
Haags Gemeentemuseum, acquired with the support of the Vereniging Rembrant and the Gemeente 's-Gravenhage.

Ph3 Gemeentemuseum Catalogue.
B385
B386 Dunes and Sea, Summer 1912
Pencil on paper, 10.5x17.2 cm
Haags Gemeentemuseum, acquired with the support of the Vereniging Rembrant and the Gemeente 's-Gravenhage.

Ph3 Gemeentemuseum Catalogue.
B386
B387 Dunes, Piers and Sea, Summer 1912
Pencil on paper, 10.5x17.2 cm
Haags Gemeentemuseum, acquired with the support of the Vereniging Rembrant and the Gemeente 's-Gravenhage.

Ph3 Gemeentemuseum Catalogue.
B387
B388 Dunes and Sea, Summer 1912
Pencil on paper, 10.5x17.2 cm
Haags Gemeentemuseum, acquired with the support of the Vereniging Rembrant and the Gemeente 's-Gravenhage.

Ph3 Gemeentemuseum Catalogue.
B388
B389 Tree (?) / verso: Sketch, Summer 1912
Pencil on paper, 17.2x10.5 cm
Haags Gemeentemuseum, acquired with the support of the Vereniging Rembrant and the Gemeente 's-Gravenhage.

Ph3 Gemeentemuseum Catalogue.
B389 B389b
B390 Rose, c.1910
Pencil on paper, 17x10.2 cm
Private collection
Temporary image from the Catalogue.

This is the only flower B listing, among the sketches listed after the abstract paintings. Although dated c.1910, the signature is described as "New York handwriting".
B391 Scaffolding 1, early 1914
Pencil on paper, 17.2x10.5 cm
Haags Gemeentemuseum, acquired with the support of the Vereniging Rembrant and the Gemeente 's-Gravenhage.

Ph3 Gemeentemuseum Catalogue.
B391
B392 Paris Church Façade, 1914
Pencil on paper, 10.3x17.2 cm
Private collection.

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B393 Paris Church Façade, 1914
Pencil on paper, 10.5x17.2 cm
Haags Gemeentemuseum, acquired with the support of the Vereniging Rembrant and the Gemeente 's-Gravenhage.

Ph3 Gemeentemuseum Catalogue.
B393
B394 Trees / verso Trees, Summer 1912
Pencil on paper, 17.7x12.4 cm
Private collection.

Ph3 Les chemins de l'abstraction.
B394
B395 Trees / verso: Trees, Orchard(?), Summer 1912
Pencil on paper, 17.7x12.4 cm
Private collection.

The Catalogue suggests that this (recto) might have been 'the starting point' for B20.

Ph3 Bois.
B396 Trees, Summer 1912
Black chalk on paper, 17.8x12.4 cm
Private collection.

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B397 Trees / verso: Branches
Pencil on paper, 17.8x12.4 cm
Haags Gemeentemuseum, acquired with the support of the Vereniging Rembrant and the Gemeente 's-Gravenhage.

Ph3 Gemeentemuseum Catalogue.
B397 B397b
B398 Branches / verso: Branches
Pencil on paper, 17.8x12.4 cm
Haags Gemeentemuseum, acquired with the support of the Vereniging Rembrant and the Gemeente 's-Gravenhage.

Ph3 Gemeentemuseum Catalogue.
B398 B398b
B399 Tree, 1912(?)
Black chalk on paper, 12.4x17.8 cm
Private collection.

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B400 Tree, early 1913
Pencil on paper, 12.4x17.8 cm
British Museum, London

Image from the 2011 Pompidou catalogue.
B400
B401 Tree / verso: Sketch, early 1913
Pencil on paper, 17.5x12.4 cm
Haags Gemeentemuseum, acquired with the support of the Vereniging Rembrant and the Gemeente 's-Gravenhage.

Ph3 Gemeentemuseum Catalogue.
B401 B401b
B402 Tree, early 1913
Pencil on paper, 12.4x17.5 cm
Haags Gemeentemuseum, acquired with the support of the Vereniging Rembrant and the Gemeente 's-Gravenhage.

Ph3 Gemeentemuseum Catalogue.
B402
B403 Trees, 1912(?)
Pencil on paper, 11x17 cm
Haags Gemeentemuseum, acquired with the support of the Vereniging Rembrant and the Gemeente 's-Gravenhage.

Ph3 Gemeentemuseum Catalogue.
B403
B404 Scaffolding 2, Paris 1914
Pencil on paper, 23.6x15.4 cm
Private collection.

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B405 Paris Courtyard Façades, Rue du Départ, 1913-14
Pencil on paper, 23.6x15.4 cm
Private collection.

The first photograph, often shown with this sketch, is at the Haags Gemeentemuseum. The second plus detail from Bois, is another close match, including the advertisement for Cusenier alcohol products.

Ph3 Les chemins de l'abstraction.
B405 B405 B405 B405
B406 Paris Church Façade, 1914
Pencil on paper, 15.4x23.6 cm
Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal.

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B407 Leaves
Conté chalk on paper, 15.4x23.7 cm
Haags Gemeentemuseum, acquired with the support of the Vereniging Rembrant and the Gemeente 's-Gravenhage.

Ph3 Gemeentemuseum Catalogue.
B407
B408 Leaves
Conté chalk on paper, 15.4x23.7 cm
Haags Gemeentemuseum, acquired with the support of the Vereniging Rembrant and the Gemeente 's-Gravenhage.

Ph3 Gemeentemuseum Catalogue.
B408
B409 Paris Courtyard Façades, 1913-14
Black chalk on paper, 25.3x33.8 cm
Private collection.

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B410 Paris Roofs, 1913-14
Black chalk on paper, 26.1x33.5 cm
Private collection.

Ph3 Les chemins de l'abstraction. CHECK
B410
B411 Paris Roofs, 1913-14
Black chalk on paper, 26.1x33.5 cm
Private collection.

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