Apple Tree

about 1912
Piet Mondrian (Dutch, 1872–1944)


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Sight: 46.4 x 61.6 cm (18 1/4 x 24 1/4 in.) Framed: 62.2 x 79.4 cm (24 1/2 x 31 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1986.496

Medium or Technique

Charcoal on blue laid paper

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Dating: Between 1912 and 1914 he made the series of abstract trees in Paris. (Blotkamp 1994, p. 70) (see Flowering Appletree 1912, Joosten 1994 p. 126). Signed in graphite l.l.: P. Mondriaan. Apparently Mondrian didn’t sign his work with ‘Mondriaan’ after 1912.

Inscription

Signed in graphitel. l. "P. MONDRIAAN"

Markings

PDP Watermark Type: M B M

Provenance

1955, sold by Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, to Betty Bartlett McAndrew (b. 1906 - d. 1986), Wellesley, MA; 1986, bequest of Betty Bartlett McAndrew to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 17, 1986)

Credit Line

Bequest of Betty Bartlett McAndrew