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Composition "5 in 4"

Solomon Telingater (Russian, 1903–1969)


Sheet: 28.9 × 21 cm (11 3/8 × 8 1/4 in.) Framed: 47.3 × 37.1 × 2.5 cm (18 5/8 × 14 5/8 × 1 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Photocollage, gelatin silver print with red and white opaque media

Not On View




After 1969, sold by the estate of the artist to Galerie Gmurzynska, Cologne; about 2000, sold by Galerie Gmurzynska to Nathalie Karg Gallery, New York; about 2000, sold by Nathalie Karg Gallery to Henry Buhl, New York; December 12-13, 2012, Henry Buhl sale, Sotheby’s, New York, lot 228, sold to Abeceda Antiquariat, Munich; 2014, sold by Abeceda Antiquariat to an anonymous private collector, New York; 2017, sold by this private collector, through Nailya Alexander Gallery, New York, to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 1, 2017)

Credit Line

Sophie M. Friedman Fund, Barbara M. Marshall Fund, and Seth K. Sweetser Fund