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
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
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.