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Piet Mondrian (1872 - 1944)

Lot 317: PROPERTY FROM THE ROTHSCHILD FAMILY COLLECTION PIET MONDRIAN 1872-1944 FRAGMENT, CHURCH FAÇADE:

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May 4, 2005
New York, NY, US

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Description

PROPERTY FROM THE ROTHSCHILD FAMILY COLLECTION PIET MONDRIAN 1872-1944 FRAGMENT, CHURCH FAÇADE: COMPOSITION IN OVAL

Executed in 1915.

Charcoal on paper laid down on plywood

PROVENANCE

Estate of the Artist (1944-1970)
Harry Holtzman, Lyme, Connecticut (acquired from the above)
The Pace Gallery, New York
Kay Hillman, New York (1970)
Private Collection (1970)
LITERATURE AND REFERENCES

Robert Welsh and Joop M. Joosten, Piet Mondrian, A Catalogue Raisonné of the Work of 1911-1944, vol. 2, Anvers, 1998, no. B73, illustrated p. 248
CATALOGUE NOTE

A previous owner of this work, Harry Holtzman was a member of the American Abstract Artists, a group founded in 1936 to promote American Abstract Art. He met Mondrian in 1934, resulting in a life-long friendship and was the executor of his estate.

Dimensions

22 3/4 by 15 7/8 in.

57.8 by 40.3cm

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