|ID||PR59, P/R59, S46|
|Title||Composition in White, Black and Red|
|Media||Oil on canvas|
|Size||61 x 76 cm|
|Signed||bottom right-hand side of frame, "Marlow Moss 1953".|
|Location||Stedelijk Museum Collection, Amsterdam (A21232).|
|Provenance||Purchased by the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, from W. S. Nijhoff, Lausanne in 1962 after
their 1962 exhibition.
|References||Amsterdam exhibition catalogue.|
|Exhibitions||Amsterdam 1962, Arnhem 1994-5 and see note.|
|Notes||LH notes, "This could … have been one of the works exhibited at Measurement and Proportion at the
London A. I. A. Gallery. 10th -1 9th May 1955". and
"I saw this work in the Stedelijk Store 30th June 2006 with Geurt Imanse. I noted that there were many layers visible on the painted surface, resulting in an embossed or quilted effect at the planes. The white ground had horizontal brush marks. It was utterly crisp and clean, apart from the slight cracking at the edges of the stretcher over the nails, and at the corners of the frame. The red is cadmium but dull (even pinkish): it is soft. The black is soft and matt, and very dense. The white is probably titanium: rich and creamy. Overall this Japanese-looking work embodies a tremendous balance; the forms are caught in stasis, slotted and locked together."