Piet Mondriaan

II: [...] blanc et rouge, 1937-1942 gedateerd
New York City, The Museum of Modern Art, [..]
Object information
Object category
Physical connection
Reference in ‘composite artworks’: artworks that are/were connected, such as alterpieces, decorative pieces incorporated in panelling, and works of art that were intended to be displayed together, such as pendants and series.

2nd state

canvas, oil paint
relined, stretched on beveled core panel (Welsh/Joosten 1998)
rectangle (portrait format) 60,3 x 55,2 cm
Information about the signature, dating, inscription or any other mark on the front or back of the art work
  • monogrammed lower left: P M
    in red on black line
  • dated lower right: 37 | 42
    in red on black line
  • signed and dated in verso: PIET MONDRIAN '37-42
    on the remnant of the original stretcher; '-42' is added to the earlier inscription 'PIET MONDRIAN '37' (Welsh/Joosten 1998)
  • annotation in verso: II
    written on the lost subframe, as far as documented, upper left (Welsh/Joosten 1998)
  • annotation in verso: HAUT [crossed out]
    written on the lost subframe, as far as documented, upper center (Welsh/Joosten 1998)
  • annotation in verso: [crossed out] | blanc et rouge
    written on the lost subframe, as far as documented, along the bottom (Welsh/Joosten 1998)
Current attribution
Piet Mondriaan
Exact or approximate dating of the described art work; the search parameters adopted for this art work in this database, are found in brackets.
dated 1937-1942 (1937 - 1942)
Mondrian started working on this painting in 1937 (first state) and completed it in 1942 (second state)
Exhibitions and literature
Visual documentation
Technical documentation
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Creation date: 2012-03-04; Last modified date: 2017-01-11


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