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ID PR62, P/R62, S50
Title White, Black, Yellow and Blue
Date 1954
Media Oil on canvas
Size 61 x 46 cm
Signed at bottom of blue column, on the canvas, "Marlow Moss 1954".
Location Private collection
Provenance PR62 has been in the collection of Mr Carl Laszlo of Basel; it was then at some point sold to Galerie von Bartha, Basel. It was then sold by Offer Waterman Gallery, London, in 2004 / 2005, to an undisclosed buyer.
References Offer Waterman catalogue
Exhibitions Hanover 1958, Amsterdam 1962 and see note below.
Auctions It appeared as Lot 139, in the Modern and Contemporary Art sale, at Sotheby's, Amsterdam, on 3rd October 1988. The estimate was 15,000 - 20,000 GLDR, but it did not sell.
Sources LH, image from FM.
Notes LH notes, "This work was possibly catalogue number 18 in Measurement and Proportion at the London A. I. A. Gallery". and
"I saw this work at Offer Waterman in the summer of 2004. I noted at the time that the blue was possibly greener than the catalogue illustration shows (although I was looking at the painting downstairs in the gallery basement under partially artificial light). It could be cobalt. The coarse weave of the canvas was apparent, with knots and imperfections to the surface. The lines were possibly achieved by masking, to a certain extent. The brush marks were consistently horizontal, even on the vertical black lines, left to right.
For some time I thought this work was the same as the Rank-Broadley / Tate work [PR63], but it is not.
A preliminary drawing exists" see WP31.




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