Theo van Doesburg Composition IX



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Alternate title(s):
Oil study in ochre and black.
Composition in yellow and ochre.




oil on asbestos


Height: 27 cm (10.6 in). Width: 27 cm (10.6 in).

New York City, Private collection

Object history

1931(1931): inherited by Nelly van Doesburg (1899-1975), Meudon, from Theo van Doesburg (1883-1931), Meudon
between 1947(1947) and 1949(1949): purchased by Pinacotheca Gallery, New York, from Nelly van Moorsel
1951 or earlier: purchased by Armand Phillip Bartos (1910-2005), New York, from Pinacotheca Gallery, New York
27 June 1983(1983-06-27): anonymous sale at Christie's, Manson & Woods Ltd., London (auction house), lotno. 11, unsold
2005(2005): inherited by Celeste Gottesman from Armand Phillip Bartos (?)


monogram and date verso: TVD 1917


Els Hoek (ed.; 2000) Theo van Doesburg. Oeuvrecatalogus, Bussum: Uitgeverij Thot, ISBN 90-6868-255-5, cat. 570, p. 225, as Compositie, 1917-1918, with color image.
Gladys Fabre and Doris Wintgens Hötte (ed.; 2009) Van Doesburg & the international avant-garde. Constructing a new world, [London]: Tate Publishing, ISBN 978-1-85437-872-9, p. 247, as Composition, design for tiled floor, De Vonk holiday home, Noordwijkerhout, c. 1917-1918, no image.


Els Hoek (ed.; 2000) Theo van Doesburg. Oeuvrecatalogus, Bussum: Uitgeverij Thot, ISBN 90-6868-255-5, p. 225.

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