Church Façade

A work made of charcoal, with erasing, on off-white laid paper.
© Mondrian/Holtzman Trust c/o HCR International, Warrenton VA

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  • A work made of charcoal, with erasing, on off-white laid paper.

Date:

n.d.

Artist:

Piet Mondrian, imitator of
Dutch, 1872-1944

About this artwork

The title, date and author of this drawing are all open to question. In 1969, the scholar Robert P. Welsh suggested that this sheet was linked to a series of compositions Mondrian made around 1914, based on the facade of a church in the town of Domburg, the Netherlands. This drawing has appeared in an exhibition at The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in 1971, and was previously in the collections of artists Yves Tanguy (1900-1955) and Leon Kelly (born 1901). Nevertheless, 20th-century art-including works by Modigliani and Matisse, for example-has been a popular target of forgers, and Mondrian's authorship of this drawing will continue to be the subject of disagreement.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Piet Mondrian

Title

Church Façade

Origin

Netherlands

Date

1914

Medium

Charcoal, with erasing, on off-white laid paper

Inscriptions

Signed, lower left: P.M.

Dimensions

633 x 483 mm

Credit Line

Grant J. Pick Fund

Reference Number

1968.15

Copyright

© Mondrian/Holtzman Trust c/o HCR International, Warrenton VA

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