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ID PR17, P/R17, S12
Title Composition With Blue Surface
Date 1934
Media Oil on canvas
Size 62 x 45 cm
Location LH (2008) In storage at the Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (M HKA), Antwerp.
Provenance Donated to the Stadhuis Middelburg Collection by W. S. Nijhoff Collection, around 1972.
References Page 49 of Ankie De Jongh-Vermeulen, Miss Marlow Moss En Mondriaan, Vrii Nederland,
7th January 1994, pp. 48-51.
Exhibitions Amsterdam 1962, Middelburg 1972, Arnhem 1994-5.
Sources LH. Fig. 1 from FMM HKA), fig. 2 from LH.
Notes LH reports, "In the early nineties this work was hanging in the offices of the Middelburg Town Hall. According to Florette Dijkstra it was in a sorry state of repair then.
It was not in good condition when I saw it in July 2007 in Antwerp.
The surface is cracked, especially where the cross beam of the stretcher has been pressed against the canvas, and there are white blobs that may indicate a repair attempt at the bottom left of the composition.
The edges of the painting are scuffed and dirty, and the paint is chipped in places.
The lines are still very clean, and the black and blue areas remain unblemished. The paint is all dry and matt. The black lines are fractionally less built-up than the white and blue, giving a very slightly quilted effect.
Signed and dated on frame: the signature is in a monogram form [see 2nd image], which is unusual."


fig. 1 PR17
PR17 sig
fig. 2 PR17 signature
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