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Piet Mondriaan artwork • watercolour • drawing • previously for saleA branch, a study

Mondriaan P.C.  | Pieter Cornelis 'Piet' Mondriaan, A branch, a study, pencil on paper 16.8 x 11.7 cm, painted circa 1905

Piet Mondriaan

A branch, a study
pencil on paper 16.8 x 11.7 cm, painted circa 1905

This work on paper was previously for sale.

Provenance: coll. J.S.F. Esser, Amsterdam, ca. 1910; erven J.S.F. Esser, Monte Carlo, 1946-2000.
Exhibited: Najaarstentoonstelling 2001

Before Mondrian made the typically abstract compositions for which he became famous, he drew and painted landscapes, figures, flowers and still-lifes in a naturalist style. Between 1895 and 1908, he gradually detached himself from pictorial representation and experimented with colour, composition and a simplifying of forms. This ultimately led to depicting nature in abstract vertical and horizontal lines and planes in primary colours.


Piet Mondriaan | A haystack, oil on canvas, 63.3 x 51.9 cm, signed l.r. and painted between 1897-1898

Piet Mondriaan

painting • for sale

A haystack, ca. 1897-1898

Piet Mondriaan | Farm with tree, oil on board laid down on panel, 75.5 x 64.0 cm, painted circa 1906-1907

Piet Mondriaan

painting • for sale

Farm with tree, ca. 1906-1907

Piet Mondriaan | Geinrust farm with Isolated Tree at left, oil on canvas, 47.7 x 63.8 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1905-1906

Piet Mondriaan

painting • for sale

Geinrust farm with Isolated Tree at left, ca. 1905-1906

Piet Mondriaan | Lily, charcoal on paper, 25.9 x 19.0 cm, signed l.r. 'P. Mondrian' and executed 1912 or after 1921

Piet Mondriaan

watercolour • drawing • for sale

Lily, 1912


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