Mondrian 1930s - Part II

B250-B295

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B250 Composition with Double Line and Blue (unfinished), 1934
Oil on canvas, 60x50 cm
Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna
S566, O419, B-
Owners: 1944 PM's estate, Harry Holtzman (NY); 1946? Carel Mondriaan (Breda); 1951 Kunsthandel GJ Nieuwenhuizen Segaar, 's-Gravenhage; 1957 Galerie Europe, Brussels; ? Svensk Franska Konstgalleriet, Stockholm; 1961 Moderna Museet, Stockholm (gift of the Friends of Moderna Museet); 1964 Galerie Beyeler, Basel; 1965 Morris Pinto (Paris); 1966 Galerie Beyeler, Basel; 1967 Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna.

Image from Bois et al, Piet Mondrian, 1994.
Mondrian B250 Composition with Double Line and Blue (unfinished), 1934
B251 Composition with Double Line and Yellow (unfinished), 1934
Oil on canvas, 61x50 cm
Auctioned on May 10th 1994, Christie's, New York
S568, O420, B-
Owners: 1944 PM's estate, Harry Holtzman (NY); 1962 Sidney Janis Gallery; 1970 Carla Simons (NY); 1971 Harold Diamond (NY); 1971 McCrory Corp, NY; 1994 auction, Christie's, NY.

Image from Rotzler, Constructivism
Mondrian B251 Composition with Double Line and Yellow (unfinished), 1934 Mondrian B251 Composition with Double Line and Yellow (unfinished), 1934
B252, see B258
B253 Composition A with Double Line and Yellow, 1935
Oil on canvas, 59x56 cm
Signed lower right in red on white: P M 35
Private collection
S253, O418, B-
Owners: 1935 James Johnson Sweeney (NY); c.1945 Jon N Streep (NY / Amsterdam); 1951 Sidney Janis Gallery; 1951 John L Senior Jr (NY); 1957 Galerie Beyeler, Basel; 1959 C Frau de Angeli (Milan); 1967 Galerie Beyeler, Basel; 1967 private collection.
Mondrian B253 Composition A with Double Line and Yellow, 1935
B254 Composition B (No.II) with Red, 1935
Oil on canvas, 80x63.2 cm
Signed lower right in red on white: P M 35
Private collection, on loan to the Tate Gallery, London (currently exhibited at the Tate, Liverpool, 2010). Image from the Tate.
S541, O416, B-
Owners: 1936 Helen Sutherland (Penrith); 1965 bequeathed to Nicolette Gray; loaned to the Tate then in 1997, on Nicolette's death, given to the Tate in lieu of death duty.

B254, B261 and B260 (an early version of B307) were shown in the 1934/35 Abstract and Concrete exhibitions in Oxford, London and Liverpool.

The photograph, showing B254 and B261, from the Oxford exhibition is by Arthur Jackson (A. J. Hepworth) and is shown with the permission of the Estate.
Mondrian B254 Composition B (No.II) with Red, 1935 Mondrian  B254 installation Abstract and Concrete
B255 Composition (No.1) Gris-Rouge, 1935
Oil on canvas, 56.9x55 cm
Signed lower right in black on white: P M 35
The Art Institute, Chicago, gift of Mrs. Gilbert W. Chapman
S-, O424, B-
Owners: 1936 Mrs Charles B Goodspeed / Gilbert W Chapman (Chicago); 1949 The Art Institute, Chicago.

The photograph, from Bois et al, shows B255 and B258 in a 1935 exhibition at the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, together with a sculpture by Naum Gabo.
Mondrian B255 Composition (No.1) Gris-Rouge, 1935 Mondrian B255 installation 1935
B256 Composition (No.II) Blue-Jaune, 1935
Oil on canvas, size cm
Signed lower right in black on white: P M 35
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C., gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn.
S531, O422, B-
Owners: 1936 Winifred Nicholson (Paris / Brampton); c.1937 on loan to Alastair Morton; 1936 Nan Roberts (London / Brampton); c.1958 Harold Diamond (NY); 1960 G David Thompson (Pittsburgh); 1960 Galerie Beyeler, Basel; 1964 Frederick R and Marcia Weisman (LA); ? Harold Diamond (NY); 1968 Joseph H Hirshhorn (Brooklyn); 1972 Hirshhorn Museum.

Image and signature from the 2011 Pompidou catalogue.

The photograph, from Darwent's Mondrian in London, shows B256 in the front kitchen of Winifred Nicholson's home Bankshead.
Mondrian B256 Composition (No.II) Blue-Jaune, 1935 Mondrian B256 signature Mondrian B256 installation at Bankshead
B257, see B306
B258 (and B252) Composition, 1934 / Composition (No.IV) Blanc-Bleu, 1935
Oil on canvas, 99x70.3 cm
Signed lower left in black on white: P M 35
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford
S542, O423, B-
Owners: 1936 Wadsworth Atheneum, EG & MC Summer Collection.

Image from the 2011 Pompidou catalogue. See installation photograph with B255 above.
Mondrian B258 Composition (No.IV) Blanc-Bleu, 1935
B259 Composition with Double Line and Blue, 1935
Oil on canvas, 71.1x68.9 cm
Signed lower centre in red on white: P M 35
Beyeler Collection, Basel
S538, O421, B-
Owners: 1935 George LK Morris (NY); 1947 The Pinacotheca (Rose Fried), NY; 1948 The Lydia and Harry Lewis Winston Collection (Birmingham) / Lydia Winston Malbin (NY); 1990 auction, Sotheby's, NY; 1990 Beyeler Collection, Basel.

Image from the 2011 Pompidou catalogue.
Mondrian B259 Composition with Double Line and Blue, 1935
B260, see B307

B260 (which became B307), B254 and B261 were shown in the 1934/35 Abstract and Concrete exhibitions in Oxford, London and Liverpool.

The photograph, showing the three paintings, from the London exhibition is by Arthur Jackson (A. J. Hepworth) and is shown with the permission of the Estate.
Mondrian Abstract and Concrete 1934
B261 Composition C (No.III) with Red, yellow and Blue, 1935
Oil on canvas, 56.2x55.1 cm
Signed lower right in black on white: P M '35
Private collection, on loan to the Hepworth, Wakefield
S539, O417, B-
Owners: 1936 Nicolete Gray (Oxford); 1969 wedding present to her daughter Camilla Prokofiev-Gray (Moscow); 1971 Oleg Prokofiev, on the death of hiw wife, now on loan to the Hepworth, Wakefield.

The installation photograph is from Darwent's Mondrian in London and shows another view of the 1936 Abstract and Concrete exhibition, this from the Lefevre Gallery. It shows with B254, B260 (an early version of B307) and B261.
Mondrian B261 Composition C (No.III) with Red, yellow and Blue, 1935 Mondrian B261 Abstract and Concrete 1936
B262 Composition (A) en Rouge et Blanc, 1936
Oil on canvas, 43.2x33 cm
Signed lower right in black on white: P M 36
Private collection
S547, O425 and O426, B-
Owners: consigned to Ben Nicholson (London); 1936 J Leslie and Sadie Martin (Hull / Cambridge); c.1955 JL Mallin (Dallas); ? Mrs Charles H Russell Jr (NY); 1964 Sidney Janis Gallery; 1968 private collection; 2002 auction, Sotheby's, NY.

This sold at Sotheby's, New York in May 2002 for $5.3M. Image from Sotheby's.

The buyer was probably financier Jeffrey Gundlach as B262 was stolen as part of a $10M haul from his Santa Monica home in September 2012. The second image shows Mr. Gundlach announcing a $1M reward.

The installation photograph from CR shows B262 at the Modern Pictures for Modern Rooms exhibition, London, April 1936. Photographer unknown.
Interestingly, the catalogue gives a price of £40 (and the same for B263). £40 to £3.6M in 66 years. I learned here that a Leica 111 f2 Summar sold for £39.10.0 in that year: the top of the range Leica non-digital rangefinder, the M7 with 50mm f2 Summicron-M now costs around £4,100. A post on that link suggests that an agricutural labourer's wages would have been around £1.12.0 (£1.50) per week at the time. The minumum adult (>21) wage is currently (2011) £5.93 per hour, £208 for a 35 hour week, 75 years later.
In round terms: Mondrians have risen by a factor of 90,000 in 66 years; Leicas by 100; and minimum wage by 140 in 75 years. So it goes - please advise me of any factual or mathematical errors encountered in these paragraphs.
Mondrian B262 Composition (A) en Rouge et Blanc, 1936 Mondrian B262 Gundlach Mondrian B262 Modern Pictures for Modern Rooms 1936 Leica III
B263 Composition (B) en Bleu, Jaune et Blanc, 1936
Oil on canvas, 43.5x33.5 cm
Signed lower right in black on white: P M 36
Kunstmuseum, Öffentliche Kunstsammlung, Basel
S548, O427, B-
Owners: Emanuel Hoffmann-Stiftung (Basel); 1940 Kunstmuseum, Öffentliche Kunstsammlung, Basel

Image from Meuris.
Mondrian B263 Composition (B) en Bleu, Jaune et Blanc, 1936
B264 Composition with Yellow, 1936
Oil on canvas, 74x66 cm
Signed lower right in black on white: P M 36
Philadelphia Museum of Art, from The Louise and Walter C. Arensberg Collection
S551, O429, B-
Owners: 1936 Louise and Walter C Arensberg (Hollywood); 1944-47 on loan to UCLA; 1950 Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Image from the 2011 Pompidou catalogue.
Mondrian B264 Composition with Yellow, 1936
B265 Composition - Blanc, Rouge et Jaune: A, 1936
Oil on canvas, 80x62.2 cm
Originally signed lower left in red on black line: P M 36, changed to 38 after 1946.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, from The Mr and Mrs William Preston Harrion Collection
S569, O441, B-
Owners: 1936 consigned to Valentine Gallery, NY; 1944 PM's estate, Harry Holtzman (NY); 1959 Sidney Janis Gallery; 1959 Galerie Beyeler, Basel; 1963 Harold Diamond (NY); 1963 Paul Kantor Gallery, NY / Beverly Hills; 1963 Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Mondrian B265 Composition - Blanc, Rouge et Jaune: A, 1936
B266 Composition - Blanc et Rouge: B, 1936
Oil on canvas, 51.5x50.5 cm
Signed lower centre in red on black line: P M 36
Philadelphia Museum of Art, from The A.E. Gallatin Collection
S558, O433, B-
Owners: 1936 consigned to Valentine Gallery, NY; 1936 AE Galletin (NY), on loan to The Museum of Living Art; 1936 on loan to Philadelphia Museum of Art; 1952 Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Mondrian B266 Composition - Blanc et Rouge: B, 1936
B267 Composition in White, Blue and Yellow, 1936
Oil on canvas, 72x69 cm
Signed lower centre in red on blue: P M 36
Private collection
S550, O432, B-
Owners: 1936 consigned to Valentine Gallery, NY; 1939 Mrs George Henry Warren (NY / Newport); 1982 Paul Herring (NY); 1982 Galerie Beyeler, Basel; 1982 Viktor Langen (Meerbusch / Ascona); 1993 Thomas Amman Fine Art AG, Zurich; 1993 private collection.
Mondrian B267 Composition in White, Blue and Yellow, 1936
B268 Composition en Blanc, Rouge et Bleu, 1936
Oil on canvas, 98.5x80.3 cm
Signed lower centre in red on black line: P M 36
Staatsgalarie, Stuttgart
S554, O431, B-
Owners: 1937 Felix Witzinger (Basel / Indianapolis); 1966 F Resch (Gauting); 1966 Staatsgalarie, Stuttgart.
Mondrian B2668 Composition en Blanc, Rouge et Bleu, 1936
B269 Composition en Blanc, Noir et Rouge, 1936
Oil on canvas, 102x104 cm
Signed lower centre in red on black line: P M 36
MoMA, New York, gift of the Advisory Committee
S553, O430, B-
Owners: 1937 MoMA.

Image from the 2011 Pompidou catalogue. There is a recent MoMA installation photograph by Maarten Schurink from Flickr, shown with B132.

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Mondrian B269 Composition en Blanc, Noir et Rouge, 1936
B270 Composition en Bleu et Jaune, 1937
Oil on canvas, 44x32 cm
Signed lower left on black line: 37, and lower right on black line: P | M
Davlyn Gallery, New York (?)
S560, O436, B-
Owners: Vera Moore (Paris); 1951 Sidney Janis Gallery; 1954 Norman Laskey NY; 1960 Sidney Janis Gallery; 1971 Davlyn Gallery, NY.

Small colour image from Michael Sciam. No suggestions on a source for a larger colour image.

The photograph, from Darwent's Mondrian in London, shows B270 in Vera Moore's Sussex cottage.
Mondrian B270 Composition en Bleu et Jaune, 1937 Mondrian B270 Composition en Bleu et Jaune, 1937 Mondrian B271 installation Vera More
B271 Composition en Jaune, Blue et Blanc: I, 1937
Oil on canvas, 57.1x55.2 cm
Signed lower right in red on black line: P M 37
MoMA, New York, from The Sidney and Harriet Janis Collection
S562, O438, B-
Owners: 1938 C and AOL Bergman (Amsterdam); 1948 E Polak (Amsterdam); 1950 Sidney Janis Gallery; 1967 MoMA.

Image from the 2011 Pompidou catalogue. There is a recent MoMA installation photograph by Maarten Schurink from Flickr, shown with B132.
Mondrian B271 Composition en Jaune, Blue et Blanc: I, 1937 Mondrian B271 signature
B272 Composition en Rouge, Bleu et Blanc: II, 1937
Oil on canvas, 75x60.5 cm
Signed lower left in red on black line: 37 and P | M
Now in the Musée national d'art moderne, Paris, originally a gift from PM to Ben Nicholson and Barbara Hepworth.
S563, O439, B-
Owners: 1938 consigned to Ben Nicholson (London); 1940 Ben Nicholson and Barbara Hepworth, gift of the artist; 1958 Gimpel Fils Gallery, London; c.1963 EJ Power (London); c.1973 Galerie Tarica, Paris; 1975 Musée national d'art moderne, Paris

Image from the 2011 Pompidou catalogue.
Mondrian B272 Composition en Rouge, Bleu et Blanc: II, 1937 Mondrian B271 signature
B273 No.1: Opposition de Lignes de Rouge et Jaune, 1937
Oil on canvas, 43.5x33.5 cm
Signed lower left in red on black line: 37
Philadelphia Museum of Art, from The A.E. Gallatin Collection
S559, O435, B-
Owners: 1938 consigned to Valentine Dudensing (NY); 1938 AE Galletin (NY), on loan to The Museum of Living Art; 1942 on loan to Philadelphia Museum of Art; 1952 Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Mondrian B273 No.1: Opposition de Lignes de Rouge et Jaune, 1937
B274, see B310
B275, see B320
B276, see B311
Owners: All three consigned to Valentine Dudensing (NY) in their original state in 1938.
B277 Composition de Lignes et Couleur: III, 1937
Oil on canvas, 80x77 cm
Signed lower right in red on black line: P M 37
Haags Gemeentemuseum
S564, O440, B284
Owners: 1938 JR Marcus Brumwell (London); c.1965 Marlborough Fine Art, London; 1967 Haags Gemeentemuseum.

The detail image is from the Gemeentemuseum catalogue. The photograph, from Transatlantic, was taken by Cas Oorthuys at Mondrian's Boulevard Raspail, Paris studio in summer 1937.
Mondrian B277 Mondrian B277 Composition de Lignes et Couleur: III, 1937 Mondrian B277 Composition de Lignes et Couleur: III, 1937 detail
B278 Composition of Lines with Red (unfinished), 1937
Charcoal and oil on canvas, 73x68.5 cm
Private collection. (On loan to Haags Gemeentemuseum 1988-89).
S582, O469, B-
Owners: 1944 PM's estate, Harry Holtzman (NY); 1968 Sidney Janis Gallery; 1968 private collection; 1988-89 on loan to Haags Gemeentemuseum.

Image from Mondriaan Acquisitions, 1988.
Mondrian B278 Composition of Lines with Red (unfinished), 1937
B279, see B308
B280, see B309
B281, see B312
B282 Lozenge Composition with Eight Lines and Red
Picture No. III, 1938

Oil on canvas, diagonal 140 cm, sides 100x100 cm
Signed lower left in red on black line: P M and lower right in red on black line: 38
Beyeler Collection, Basel
S593, O465, B-
Owners: 1943 James Johnson Sweeney (NY), gift of the artist; 1986 auction, Sotheby's, NY; 1986 Beyeler Collection, Basel.

Image from the Beyeler Collection.

B97
Mondrian B282 Lozenge Composition with Eight Lines and Red
B283, see B321
B284 Composition No. 2, 1938
Composition of Red, Blue, Yellow and White, 1939

Oil on canvas, 44.6x38.2 cm
Signed lower right in red on blue: P M 39
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, given by Rita Schreiber in loving memory of Taft Schreiber
S-, O445, B-
Owners: 1940 Robert HM Ody (London); 1961 Marlborough Fine Art, London / NY; 1961 Rita and Taft Schreiber (Beverly Hills); 1989 Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art.

Image from the 2011 Pompidou catalogue. The installation photograph, from Transatlantic, a detail from Réalités nouvelles, Paris 1939, shows B284, B285/B313 and B304.

The second photograph, from Darwent's Mondrian in London, shows B284 in the Ody's London home. Darwent suggests that this is the only painting that Mondrian both started and finished while in London.
Mondrian B284 Composition of Red, Blue, Yellow and White, 1939 Mondrian B284 signature Mondrian B304 installation Réalités nouvelles, Paris 1939 Mondrian B304 installation Ody
B285, see B313
B286, see B314
B287, see B316
B288, see B317
B289, see B303
B290 Composition (unfinished), 1938
Charcoal on canvas, 115x115 cm
Fisher Landau Collection, New York
S-, O458, B-
Owners: 1944 PM's estate, Harry Holtzman (NY); 1970 Pace Gallery, NY; 1970 Fisher Landau Collection.
Mondrian B290 Composition (unfinished), 1938
B291 Composition (unfinished), 1938 or 1939
Charcoal on canvas, 70x72 cm
Private collection
S572, O-, B-
Owners: 1944 PM's estate, Harry Holtzman (NY); 1958 Sidney Janis Gallery; 1968 private collection.
Mondrian B291 Composition (unfinished), 1938 or 1939
B292 Composition No.1 with Grey and Red, 1938
Composition with Red, 1939

Oil on canvas, 105.2x102.3 cm
Signed lower right in red on black line: PM 39
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
S574, O444, B-
Owners: 1940 Peggy Guggenheim (Paris / NY / Venice); 1968 Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice.

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Mondrian B292 Composition No.1 with Grey and Red, 1938
B293, see B304
B294, see B322
B295, see B315

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