watercolor and pencil on paper
12? by 9? in.
Executed circa 1908.
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signed P. Mondriaan (lower right)
This work is in very good condition. Executed on buff wove paper. The sheet is hinged at two places along the top edge verso to a window mat. The bottom edge of the sheet, and there is faint mat burn to the lower half of the right edge. Two spots of foxing in the upper right quadrant in the background blue pigment. Pindot studio staining throughout. The left edge is slightly deckled with minor abrasion to the lower half of the left edge, not visible when framed. Framed: 22½ by 19¼ in. (57.2 by 48.5 cm.)
Joop J. Joosten and Robert P. Welsh, Piet Mondrian, Catalogue Raisonné of the Work of 1911-1944, vol. II, New York, 1998, no. C67, p. 482-83 (incorrectly illustrated; correct image published on p. 490) RKD (Netherlands Institute for Art History), Piet Mondrian: Digital Catalogue Raisonné, https://rkd.nl/explore/images/276253, illustrated in color (accessed on 3 April 2022)
Galerie Beyeler, Basel (acquired by 1964) Emily Milliken Wilson, Washington, D.C. (acquired by 1968) Sotheby's New York, 15 November 1984, lot 114 (consigned by the estate of the above) Acquired from the above by the present owner