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Artist: Otto Gustaf Carlsund, Swedish, 1897-1948

Composition for an Observatory. (Formerly) Abstract Composition

1925

Oil on panel

57 x 25 cm (22 7/16 x 9 13/16 in.)
Gift of Collection Société Anonyme
1941.393
Culture: 
Swedish
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Paintings
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Gift of the artist, New York, 1928

Bibliography: 

Collection of the Société Anonyme: Museum of Modern Art 1920 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1950), 188.

Carlsundstudier: Otto G. Carlsund, 1924–1930 (Norrkoping, Sweden: Norrkoping Konstmuseum, 1982).

Robert L. Herbert, Eleanor S. Apter, and Elise K. Kenney, The Société Anonyme and the Dreier Bequest at Yale University: A Catalogue Raisonné (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1984), 141, no. 149, ill.

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