1879 - 1940年
ALTE BÄUME (AGED TREES)
titled, dated 1931, inscribed M4 and S.Cl on the artist's mount
watercolour, wax crayon and oil on paper laid down on the artist's mount
image size: 31 by 46cm., 12 1/4 by 18 1/8 in.
mount size: 40.5 by 51.5cm., 15 7/8 by 21 1/4 in.
Executed in 1931, Klee inscribed this work with the abbreviation S.Cl ('Sonderclasse' or 'special class'), which he used to denote his most successful works.
Sale: Kunstkabinett, Stuttgart, 3rd-4th May 1961, lot 245
Galerie Beyeler, Basel (until 1969)
Acquired by the parents of the present owner in the 1970s
Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Klee, 1963, no. 40
Zurich, Galerie René Ziegler, Paul Klee, 1963, no. 28
Paris, Galerie Tarica, Paul Klee, 1963, illustrated in the catalogue
Ascona, Galleria Castelnuovo, Paul Klee. Öl, Aquarell, Zeichnungen, 1910-1940, 1964, no. 14, illustrated in the catalogue
Basel, Kunsthalle Basel, Paul Klee 1879-1940 Gesamtausstellung, no.124
Milan, Galeria del Milione, Paul Klee, 1968-69, no. 33, illustrated in the catalogue
Jürg Spiller (ed.), Paul Klee Notebooks, The Nature of Nature, London, 1973, vol. 2, illustrated p. 76
Paul Klee Foundation (ed.), Paul Klee, Catalogue Raisonné 1931-1933, Bern, 2002, vol. 6, no. 5469, illustrated p. 61