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Piet Mondriaan

Woods, ca. 1898-1899
The Hague, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, inv./cat.nr. [..]
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Object information
Object category
painting
Support/medium
canvas, oil paint
Shape/dimensions
rectangle (landscape format) 36,5 x 44,5 cm
Signature/inscription
Information about the signature, dating, inscription or any other mark on the front or back of the art work
Current attribution
Piet Mondriaan
The authenticity of this painting has been doubted by Blok due to the 'P.M.' signature, which he rightly points out is totally unrepresentative for the artist's pre-1917 oeuvre. However, it might have been added in haste by the artist, before turning the painting over to the care of Mr. Slijper, who certainly never would have acquired it from another source without the signature plus a provenance leading back to Mondrian. In addition, the paiting, even in its present poor condition, displays enough stylistic affinity with another early representation featuring trees (cat. no. A89) that one cannot consider it a true aberration, whatever one thinks of its standard of quality (Welsh/Joosten 1998).
Date
Exact or approximate dating of the described art work; the search parameters adopted for this art work in this database, are found in brackets.
c. 1898-1899 (1898 - 1899)
dates given by Welsh/Joosten 1998
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Entered on: 2015-06-11; Last modification: 2016-11-15

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