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Modern and Contemporary Art
Artist: Ragnhild Keyser, Norwegian, 1889–1943

Composition I


Oil on canvas

129.5 × 65.1 cm (51 × 25 5/8 in.)
Gift of Collection Société Anonyme
Not on view
20th century

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


A. K., “Modern Show of High Quality,” AWA Bulletin (November 29, 1934).

Leif Ostby, Norges Kunsthistorie (Oslo: Gyldendal Norsk Forlag, 1938).

Mary Chalmers Rathburn and Bartlett H. Hayes, Layman’s Guide to Modern Art: Painting for a Scientific Age (New York: Oxford University Press, 1949).

Collection of the Société Anonyme: Museum of Modern Art 1920 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1950), 49, ill.

Herta Wescher, Collage (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1968).

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.

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 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.

Anna Vallye, Léger 1910-1930: La visione della città contemporanea, exh. cat. (Ginevra-Milano, Italy: Skira, February 26, 2014), 130, 136, no. 79.

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