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Composition No. II by 
																	Piet Mondrian

Piet Mondrian

( Dutch, 1872 - 1944 )

Composition No. II




oil on canvas in artist's frame

Size Notes:

20 x 20




signed with the initialsP Mand dated30(lower left); signedP Mondrian titledComposition en rouge bleu et jauneand inscribedHautandII(on the stretcher)


Paris, Galerie 23,Cercle et Carr, 1930, no. 70 (titledComposition noplastique)Stockholm, Stockholmsutstllningen Parkrestauranten,Art Concret: Internationell Utstllning, 1930, no. 59, p. 27, illustrated (titledComposition I)Basel, Kunsthalle,Konstruktivisten, 1937, no. 59 (titledComposition)Copenhagen, Den frie Udstillings Bygning,Liniens Sammenslutning. Efter-Expressionisme Abstrakt Kunst Neoplasticisme Surrealisme, 1937, no. 65, p. 31, illustrated (titledComposition en rouge, bleu et jaune)New York, Rose Fried Gallery,Some Areas of Search from 1913 to 1951, 1951New York, Sidney Janis Gallery,50 Years of Mondrian, 1953, no. 30 (titledComposition in Red, Blue and Yellow)New York, The Museum of Modern Art at the Guest House of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller,Young Collectors, 1954, no. 29 (titledComposition in Red, Blue and Yellow)Zurich, Kunsthaus,Piet Mondrian, 1955, no. 101, p. 55, illustrated (titledkomposition mit rot, blau und gelb)New York, World House Galleries,The Struggle for New Form, 1957, no. 57 (titledComposition in Red, Blue and Yellow)New York, Sidney Janis Gallery,An Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings and Watercolors by Piet Mondrian, 1963, no. 24, illustrated in the catalogue (titledComposition in Red, Blue& Yellow)Paris, Orangerie des Tuileries,Mondrian, 1969, no. 88, p. 129, illustrated(titled Composition avec rouge, jaune et bleu)New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum,Piet Mondrian 1872-1944. Centennial Exhibition, 1971, no. 108, p. 190, illustrated in color (titledComposition with Red, Blue and Yellow)New York, Sidney Janis Gallery,Mondrian: An Exhibition of Paintings & Drawings 1900-1944, 1980, no. 16, n.p., illustrated (titledComposition in Red, Blue and Yellow)The Hague, Haags Gemeentemuseum; Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art; New York, The Museum of Modern Art,Piet Mondrian, 1994-95, no. 125, p. 241, illustrated in color (titledComposition II; Composition I; Composition en Rouge, Bleu et Jaune (Composition in Red, Blue, and Yellow)) (exhibited in Washington D.C. only)Tate Liverpool,Mondrian and His Studios, Colour in Space, 2014, no. 11, p. 27, illustrated in color (titledComposition No. II / Composition I / Composition en Rouge, Bleu et Jaune)London, Tate Modern (on loan April 2015-May 2016)


Michel Seuphor,Piet Mondrian, Life and Work, New York, 1957, no. 517, pl. 173, illustrated in color; classified catalogue no. 350, p. 387, illustrated (titledComposition avec rouge, bleu et jaune / Composition with Red, Blue and Yellow); Sam Hunter,Mondrian, New York, 1958, pl. 11, illustrated in color (titled Composition in Red, Blue, and Yellow); Michel Butor, Le Carr et son habitant,??Nouvelle Revue Franaise, no. 97, January 1961, pp. 122, 123 and 126; Carlo L. Ragghianti,Mondrian e larte dell XX secolo, Milan, 1962, illustrated in color p. 335; Exh. Cat., Toronto, Art Gallery of Toronto; Philadelphia Museum of Art; The Hague, Gemeentemuseum,Piet Mondrian 1872-1944, 1966, p. 194; Alberto Busignani,Mondrian: The Life and Work of the Artist, New York, 1968, pl. 66-67, illustrated in color(titled Composition with Red, Blue and Yellow); Frank Elgar,Mondrian, New York, 1968, no. 163, p. 173, illustrated in color (titled Composition with Red, Blue and Yellow); H. H. Arnason,History of Modern Art, New York, 1968, pl. 182, illustrated in color; H. W. Jansen,History of Art, New York, 1969, pl. 78, illustrated in color; Hans L. C. Jaff,Piet Mondrian, New York, 1970, p. 145, illustrated in color (titledComposition with Red, Blue, and Yellow); Mondrian: Centennial of a Dutch Master,??Life, 19 November 1971, vol. 71, no. 21, p. 43, illustrated in color; Alfred Roth,Begegnungen mit Pionieren, Stuttgart, 1973, p. 157; Maria Grazia Ottolenghi, LOpera completa di Mondrian, Milan, 1974, no. 396, p. 112, illustrated (titledComposizione con rosso, giallo e blu); Kent Tiedeman, Mondrian: The Flowering Apple Tree, 1912,??The Counterpoint to Likeness. Essays on Imitation and Imagination in Western Painting, Davis, California, 1977, p. 53, illustrated(titled Composition with Red, Blue and Yellow); Karl Lunde, Anuszkiewicz, New York, 1977, pl. 46, p. 70, illustrated (titledComposition with Red, Yellow, and Blue); Kermit Swiler Champa, Piet Mondrians Painting Number IIComposition with Grey and Black,'Arts Magazine,vol. 52, January 1978, illustrated p. 88; Oscar Reitersvrd, Otto G. Carlsund och hans postkubistiska expo. Stockholmsutstllningen 1930,??1930/80. Architektur Form Konst, 1980, p. 55, illustrated in an installation photograph of the Paris, Galerie 23 exhibition Cercle et Carr in 1930; Kermit Swiler Champa,Mondrian Studies, Chicago and London, 1985, p. 110, illustrated; Exh. Cat., New York, Sidney Janis Gallery,Early Paintings, Watercolors & Drawings by Piet Mondrian, 1985, n.p., illustrated in an installation photo of the 1963Sidney Janis Mondrian exhibition; Exh. Cat. The Hague, Gemeentesmuseum Den Haag, Mondrian in the Sidney Janis Family Collections, New York, 1988, p. 22, illustrated in an installation photo of the1963Sidney Janis Mondrian exhibition; Joop M. Joosten,Piet Mondrian: Catalogue Raisonn of the Work of 1911-1944, vol. II, New York, 1998, no. B219, p. 352, illustrated (titled Composition No. II / Composition I // Composition en rouge, bleu et jaune); Marty Bax,Complete Mondrian, Aldershot and Burlington, 2001, p. 324, illustrated (titledComposition No. II/Composition I/Composition e rouge, bleu et jaune); Exh. Cat. The Hague, Gemeentesmuseum Den Haag,Mondrian: in het Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, 2008, p. 245, illustrated in color; Exh. Cat., Paris, Centre Pompidou,Mondrian/De Stijl, 2010-11, illustrated in an installation photograph of the Paris, Galerie 23 exhibitionCercle et Carrin 1930; Exh. Cat. The Hague, Gemeentesmuseum Den Haag,Alexander CalderDe grote ontdekking, 2012, pp. 54 and 130, illustrated in color (titledComposition No. II / Composition I // Composition en rouge, bleu et jaune); Andrea Kollnitz, 'Universal Language on National GroundOtto G. Carlsund andArt Concret at the Stockholm Exhibition 1930,'Avant-Garde Critical Studies, vol. 36, January 2019, p. 311, illustrated in an installation photograph; Netherlands Institute for Art History (RKD), eds.,Piet Mondrian: Catalogue Raisonn, no. B219


Otto Carlsund, Paris and Stockholm (on loan from the artist 1930-35); The artist (until at least 1937); Private Collection, Paris (acquired after 1937 and untilcirca1949); Csar Domela, Paris (acquiredcirca1949); Sidney Janis Gallery, New York (acquired in 1950); Mr. and Mrs. Armand P. Bartos, New York (acquired in 1950); Christies, London, 27 June 1983, lot 8 (consigned by the above); Fukuoka City Bank, Fukuoka (acquired at the above sale and until at least 1995); Acquavella Galleries, New York; Acquired from the above in 2004 by the present owner



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