gouache, watercolor and pastel on paper
27¾ by 21¼ in.
Executed in 1899.
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signed Piet Mondriaan and dated '99. (lower right)
Executed on cream wove paper. The sheet is hinged at multiple places along the edges to a window mat. The top and lower left vertical edge of the sheet are deckled, and the sheet has been unevenly cut at the lower left horizontal edge. There is an artist pinhole in each of the two upper corners. There are four pindot paint losses along the extreme edges of the upper left corner. Minor handling marks to the upper right corner and lower left edge below the fence are only visible under very close inspection. This work is in very good condition. Framed: 35 3/8 by 28 7/8 in. (89.9 by 70.8 cm.)
Herbert Henkels, Mondriaan in Winterswijk. Een essay over de jeugd van Mondrian, z'n vader en z'n oom, The Hague, 1979, pp. 47-48 Wim Scholtz, "Tweemaal Mondriaan en het Mondriaanhuis," Jaarboek Achterhoek en Liemers 9, 1986, pp. 108-9 Exh. Cat., Tokyo, Seibu Museum of Art and traveling, Mondrian: From figuration to abstraction, 1987-1989, p. 160 Joop P. Joosten and Robert P. Welsh, Piet Mondrian, Catalogue Raisonné; Catalogue Raisonné of the Naturalistic Works (until early 1911), vol. I, New York, 1998, no. A72, p. 183, illustrated (with incorrect dimensions) & p. 26, illustrated in color
Muller Collection, Laren Private Collection, New Zealand John Cordy, Ltd., Auckland E.V. Thaw & Co., New York (acquired from the above circa 1960-67) Acquired from the above on 9 January 1967 by the present owner