Piet Mondrian (1872-1944)
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Piet Mondrian (1872-1944)

Farmyard with Laundry and Logs

Details
Piet Mondrian (1872-1944)
Farmyard with Laundry and Logs
signed and dated 'Pieter Mondriaan'95' (lower left)
gouache and watercolour on paper
11 3/8 x 17 3/4 in. (28.7 x 45 cm.)
Executed in 1895
Provenance
Private collection, Prince George, British Columbia, by circa 1969.
Private collection, The Netherlands; sale, Sotheby's, Amsterdam, 8 June 2004, lot 6.
Acquired at the above sale on behalf of the present owner.
Literature
R. P. Welsh, Piet Mondrian, Catalogue Raisonné of the Naturalistic Works (until early 1911), Leiden, 1998, no. A32 (illustrated pp. 23 & 166).
Exhibited
The Hague, Gallery Pieter van Voorst van Beest, Mondriaan, 1872-1944, 1988, no. 22 (illustrated n.p.).
's-Hertogenbosch, Boordbrabants Museum, Piet Mondriaan, Een jaar in Brabant 1904-1905, November 1989 - January 1990, no. 6 (illustrated p. 41).
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Lot Essay

According to Robert Welsh, the farm buildings depicted in this watercolour appear to relate to other earlier representations of rural settings in the Amsterdam region.

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