Frits Mondriaan artwork • painting • previously for sale Farmhouse along a stream
Den Haag 1853-1932
Farmhouse along a stream
oil on canvas laid down on board 47.6 x 63.5 cm, signed l.r.
This painting was previously for sale.
Literature: Marc Couwenbergh, 'Schilders van een verdwenen paradijs. Kunstenaars in Rijswijk 1900-1930', Rijswijk 2013, afb. in kleur pag. 43.
Exhibited: Tsinandali, Georgië, Alexander Chavchavadze House-Museum, ‘Once Upon a time in Holland. The young Piet Mondrian and the Masters who inspired him’, 1 mei-30 juni 2011; Rijswijk, Museum Rijswijk, 'Schilders van een verdwenen paradijs. Schilders in Rijswijk 1900-1930', 2 febr.-7 april 2013.
The landscape painter Frits Mondriaan is best known as ‘uncle Frits’, the uncle and first teacher of Piet Mondrian. Though he had a shop in The Hague, painting was where his real interest lay. He took lessons from Willem Maris and worked outside whenever the weather allowed. In summer he often visited his family in Winterswijk, where he taught his young nephew Piet the rudiments of painting during study excursions outdoors. His oeuvre comprises impressionistic woodland views, landscapes with water and a few still lifes.
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