Composition I Artist: Ragnhild Keyser (Norwegian, 1889–1943)


Modern and Contemporary Art

Not on view


Oil on canvas


129.5 × 65.1 cm (51 × 25 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Collection Société Anonyme

Accession Number



20th century


Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of records is ongoing.



Provenance: The artist; sold to the Société Anonyme, New York, 1927; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

  • Anna Vallye, Léger 1910-1930: La visione della città contemporanea, exh. cat. (Ginevra-Milano, Italy: Skira, February 26, 2014), 130, 136, no. 79.
  • Ruth L. Bohan et al., The Société Anonyme: Modernism for America, ed. Jennifer Gross, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2006), 83, 176, fig. 11.
  • 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), 368, no. 382, ill.
  • Ruth L. Bohan, The Société Anonyme's Brooklyn Exhibition: Katherine Dreier and Modernism in America (Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan Research Press, 1982), 145.
  • Herta Wescher, Collage (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1968).
  • Collection of the Société Anonyme: Museum of Modern Art 1920 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1950), 49, ill.
  • Mary Chalmers Rathburn and Bartlett H. Hayes, Layman’s Guide to Modern Art: Painting for a Scientific Age (New York: Oxford University Press, 1949).
  • Leif Ostby, Norges Kunsthistorie (Oslo: Gyldendal Norsk Forlag, 1938).
  • A. K., "Modern Show of High Quality," AWA Bulletin (November 29, 1934).
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Object/Work type

abstract (general art genre)


Women artists


Signed lower right: "R Keyser 26"

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