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PAUL KLEE | DREI TIERGROTESKEN (THREE ANIMAL GROTESQUERIES) A) BÄR UND SCHAF (BEAR AND SHEEP) B) GOCKEL GEDRÜCKT (DEPRESSED COCKEREL) C) GOCKEL VERGNÜGT (AMUSED COCKEREL)

Estimate:

10,000 - 15,000 GBP

Property from the Collection of Albin Schram, Switzerland

PAUL KLEE | DREI TIERGROTESKEN (THREE ANIMAL GROTESQUERIES) A) BÄR UND SCHAF (BEAR AND SHEEP) B) GOCKEL GEDRÜCKT (DEPRESSED COCKEREL) C) GOCKEL VERGNÜGT (AMUSED COCKEREL)

PAUL KLEE | DREI TIERGROTESKEN (THREE ANIMAL GROTESQUERIES) A) BÄR UND SCHAF (BEAR AND SHEEP) B) GOCKEL GEDRÜCKT (DEPRESSED COCKEREL) C) GOCKEL VERGNÜGT (AMUSED COCKEREL)

Estimate:

10,000 - 15,000 GBP

Lot sold:

27,500

GBP

PAUL KLEE

1879 - 1940

DREI TIERGROTESKEN (THREE ANIMAL GROTESQUERIES)

A) BÄR UND SCHAF (BEAR AND SHEEP) B) GOCKEL GEDRÜCKT (DEPRESSED COCKEREL) C) GOCKEL VERGNÜGT (AMUSED COCKEREL)


image a): signed, Klee (upper left), inscribed Bär Schaf (lower left); image b): signed Kl (upper right), inscribed Gockel (lower left); image c): Klee (upper right), inscribed Gockel (lower left); inscribed drei Tiergrotesken, dated 1912 and numbered 125 on the artist’s mount

pen and ink on paper laid down on the artist’s mount

image: a) 16 by 9.5 cm., 6¼by 3¾in.; b) 6 by 8 cm., 2⅜ by 3⅛in.; c) 11.5 by 10.5 cm., 4½ by 4⅛in.

mount: 25 by 33 cm., 9⅞ by 13 in.

Executed in 1912.

This work is sold unframed


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Executed on cream wove paper, each of the three sheets are laid down onto the artist's mount. The edges of all three individual sheets have been cut and are lightly time stained. There are traces of glue around the edges of each work. It is possible to see traces of pen and ink on the reverse of each image showing through the sheet. There is a small pin hole to the upper left edge of image (a) and to the lower left edge there is a small loss to the sheet. There is a further slight loss to the sheet towards the upper left corner of image (b). The lower edge of image (c) is slightly perforated as if it has been torn from a sketchbook. There is some surface rubbing on the upper right corner of the work and in the right foot of the creature there is a small stain where something has been dropped onto the surface. Overall the works are in good condition.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

Sam Francis, California (until 1967)

Sale: Galerie Kornfeld, Bern, 14th-17th June 1967, no. 713

Collection Albin Schram, Switzerland (purchased at the above sale)

Thence by descent to the present owners

The Paul Klee Foundation & Museum of Fine Arts, Bern, eds., Paul Klee Catalogue Raisonné, 1883-1912, vol. I, Bern, 1998, no. 838, illustrated p. 468 (with a cropped image)

Munich, Der Neuer Kunstsalon Schmid[t] und Die[t]zel, 1913, n.n.