Morris Louis
Pendulum, 1954, 79 x 105 in. (200.7 x 266.7 cm), Acrylic resin (Magna) on canvas, Inscribed, front, u.r.: ML 54; back: No 46 Pendulum,

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Anderson Collection at Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States. Gift of Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson, and Mary Patricia Anderson Pence


The artist

French & Company, New York

Harris Richter, New York

Lawrence Rubin Gallery, New York

Mr. and Mrs. Harry W. Anderson, Atherton, California


(E 26): New York: French & Company (cat. no. 7), April–May 1959

(E 435): New York: Museum of Modern Art; Fort Worth, Texas: Fort Worth Art Museum; Washington D.C.: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution (color, p. 89), 1986-1987

San Francisco, California: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art,  Celebrating Modern Art: The Anderson Collection (color pl. 20, p. 79; titled, "No. 46 Pendulum")  7 October 2000 - 15 January 2001

(E 480): Atlanta, Georgia: High Museum of Art; San Diego, California: Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; Washington D.C.: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution (cat. no. 5, color, p. 71), 2006-2008


Johnson, Ellen, American Artists on Art from 1940 to 1980 (New York: Harper & Row, 1982), bw, p. 48

(B 412): Upright 1985, cat. no. 64, color, p.139

A Family Affair: Modern and Contemporary American Art from the Anderson Collection at Stanford University (Stanford, California: Anderson Collection at Stanford University, 2014), color detail, p. 48, color pl., 108

Viladas, Pilar, Full House, W Magazine, 12 June 2014 (, color


Louis assigned numbers to paintings in 1959 and 1960 when he was selecting work for exhibition.