The present lot can be dated around 1901-1902. The triangular house must be located in the surrounding of Amsterdam. Mondrian depicted several of these type of farms, located at the outskirts of the city, near Abcoude, along the river Gein. The trees are vaguely outlined as the other elements in the composition. Although an exact identification is not possible, this painting resembles the series of farms done along the river Gein with willows such as ‘Curved Canal with Farm Building at Right‘ (Welsh no. A 299).
The willows are found in rows lining the edges of various canals, where their tenacious root structure serves to strengthen the embankment. Mondrian was most inspired by these trimmed trees, standing in long vertical rows along the Gein, determining the landscape.
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The canvas, stretcher and attachments are in generally good condition. There is paper tape along the turnover edges. The impasto is well preserved. There are some minor hairline drying craquelures in places. There is some surface dirt in places. Examination under ultraviolet light shows no indication of inpainting. It is our opinion that the work is in very good condition.
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