Opaque watercolor and graphite on cream, thin, smooth wove paper mounted to board.
Signed and dated lower right, in graphite: "Blanche Lazzell, 1924"
Inscribed on verso by Albert Gleizes (with whom Lazzell was studying), in graphite: "Je voudrais dans cette composition moins d'éparpillement / Les [mesures?] sont trop uniformes -- L'action doit être / ecrite plus fortement." ["I would like less scattering in this composition / The [central sections?] are too uniform -- The action must be inscribed more forcefully."]; also, inscribed in different hand, "July 8"
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Gift of Dr. Abram Kanof and Theodore Keel, by exchange, Charles Stewart Smith Memorial Fund, and Dick S. Ramsay Fund
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Blanche Lazzell (American, 1879-1956). Abstract Composition, 1924. Opaque watercolor and graphite on cream, thin, smooth wove paper mounted to board., 10 3/4 x 8 1/4 in. (27.3 x 21 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Dr. Abram Kanof and Theodore Keel, by exchange, Charles Stewart Smith Memorial Fund, and Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 2006.43.1. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2006.43.1_PS2.jpg)
overall, 2006.43.1_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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