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Paul Klee

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Estimate: 300,000 - 400,000 USD
Property from a Private Collection

Paul Klee

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Estimate: 300,000 - 400,000 USD

Description

Property from a Private Collection

Paul Klee

1879 - 1940

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Signed Klee (lower center); dated 1924.6. and titled (on the mount)

Watercolor, oil transfer and pen and ink on paper mounted on card

Image: 11 7/8 by 8 7/8 in. (30.2 by 22.5 cm); Mount: 13 1/4 by 10 in. (33.7 by 25.4 cm)

Framed: 17 1/4 by 19 1/8 in. (43.8 by 48.6 cm)

Executed in 1924. 

Condition report

The sheet and card are lightly time-stained overall. A repaired tear to the mount in the lower left corner. A further repaired tear near the center of the right edge of the mount. Two nicks to the center of upper edge and one nick to the upper right edge. Some staining along all four edges of the mount, most likely due to an acidic mounting. The work is in good condition.


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Provenance

Galerie Neue Kunst (Hans Goltz), Munich, on commission from the artist 1924-5

Galerie Flechtheim, Berlin, on commission from the artist 1930-4

Galerie Simon (Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler), Paris, on commission from the artist, stock # B12062, 1934

Israel Ber Neumann (Graphisches Kabinett, New Art Circle, Neumann Gallery), New York, on commission from the artist, 1934-5

Phillip L. Goodwin, New York, by 1940 until at least 1946

Kleeman Gallery, New York

Buchholz Gallery, New York

Stendahl Galleries, Los Angeles

William Ward, New York, by 1955

E.V. Thaw & Co., Inc., New York, by 1958

Private Collection, New York (acquired from the above circa 1960s)

A gift from the above

Literature

The Paul Klee Foundation & Museum of Fine Arts, Bern, eds., Paul Klee Catalogue Raisonné, 1923-1926, vol. IV, Bern, 1999, no. 3374, illustrated p. 155

Exhibited

Stuttgart, Kunstgebäude am Schlossplatz, Neue deutsche Kunst, 1924, no. 354
Mannheim, Städtische Kunsthalle, Zwei Künstlerphantasten: Paul Klee und Alfred Kubin, 1924, no. 32
Munich, Galerie Neue Kunst Hans Goltz, Paul Klee-Zweite Gesamtausstellung 1920-1925, 1925, no. 127 
Geraer Kunstverein, Städtisches Museum, Paul Klee-Aquarelle, 1925-26, no. 1
New York, Buchholz Gallery & Willard Gallery, Paul Klee, 1940, no. 39
Northampton, Smith College Museum of Art; Chicago, Arts Club of Chicago; Portland, Oregon, The Portland Art Museum; San Francisco, The San Francisco Museum of Art; Los Angeles, The Stendhal Galleries; St. Louis, City Art Museum; Wellesley, Wellesley College Art Museum & New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Paul Klee: Memorial Exhibition, 1941, no. 24
Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Art Alliance, Paul Klee, Paintings, Drawings, Prints, 1944, no. 50