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Paul Klee

Blumen in der Vase (Flowers in the Vase)

Property from an Important Private American Collection | Provenant d’une Importante Collection Particulière Américaine

Paul Klee

Paul Klee

Blumen in der Vase (Flowers in the Vase)

Blumen in der Vase (Flowers in the Vase)

Property from an Important Private American Collection

Paul Klee

1879 - 1940

Blumen in der Vase (Flowers in the Vase)


signed Klee (lower left) and dated 1929., inscribed AE. 9. and titled Blumen in der Vase (on the artist's mount)

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

sheet: 30,5 x 23 cm; 12 x 9 in.; artist's mount: 39,5 x 31,5 cm; 15½ x 12½ in.

Executed in 1929.

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Provenant d’une Importante Collection Particulière Américaine

Paul Klee

1879 - 1940

Blumen in der Vase (Flowers in the Vase)


signé Klee (en bas à gauche) et daté 1929., inscrit AE. 9. et titré Blumen in der Vase (sur le carton de montage de l'artiste)

aquarelle, stylo, et encre sur papier marouflé sur le carton de montage de l'artiste

feuille: 30,5 x 23 cm; 12 x 9 in.; carton de montage de l'artiste: 39,5 x 31,5 cm; 15½ x 12½ in.

Exécuté en 1929.

Executed on cream laid paper, laid down on the artist’s mount.

Sheet: All four edges are slightly deckled. Examination under UV light reveals no evidence of retouching. There are spots of minor discolouration most predominately along the extreme edges (as visible in the catalogue illustration). There is a small vertical flattened crease (approx. 2cm long) to the centre of the lower edge. There are two small accretions, one located to the upper right quadrant and another towards the centre of the left edge. The sheet is slightly light stained with a few scattered minor dots of foxing.

Artist’s mount: the cardboard mount is a bit light stained.

This work is in overall good condition.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

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Rudolf Probst (Galerie Neue Kunst Fides; Das Kunsthaus), Dresden & Mannheim (by 1930)

Kunsthaus Schaller, Stuttgart

Robert H. & Ruth S. Weir, Charlotte, North Carolina

Private collection, United States (until at least 2001)

Galerie Orlando, Zurich

Private collection, Switzerland (acquired from the above in March 2007, by descent and sold: Christie's, London, June 22, 2016, lot 3)

Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

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Rudolf Probst (Galerie Neue Kunst Fides; Das Kunsthaus), Dresde & Mannheim (à partir de 1930)

Kunsthaus Schaller, Stuttgart

Robert H. & Ruth S. Weir, Charlotte, Caroline du Nord

Collection particulière, Etats-Unis (jusqu'en 2001 au moins)

Galerie Orlando, Zürich

Collection particulière, Suisse (acquis auprès du précédent en mars 2007, puis par descendance et vendu : Christie's, Londres, 22 juin 2016, lot 3)

Acquis lors de cette vente par le propriétaire actuel

Annegret Janda, 'Paul Klee und Nationalgalerie, 1919-1937', in Paul Klee: Vorträge der wissenschaftlichen Konferenz in Dresden, 19. und 20. Dezember 1984, Dresden, 1986, p. 48.

The Paul Klee Foundation (ed.), Paul Klee, Catalogue raisonné, vol. 5, 1927-1930, Bern, 2001, no. 5025, illustrated p. 382

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Annegret Janda, 'Paul Klee und Nationalgalerie, 1919-1937', in Paul Klee: Vorträge der wissenschaftlichen Konferenz in Dresden, 19. und 20. Dezember 1984, Dresde, 1986, p. 48.

The Paul Klee Foundation (éd.), Paul Klee, Catalogue raisonné, vol. 5, 1927-1930, Berne, 2001, no. 5025, reproduit p. 382

Dresden, Galerie Neue Kunst Fides, Paul Klee zum 50. Geburtstag: Aquarelle aus den Jahren 1920-1929, 1930, no. 103

Saarbrücken, Staatliches Museum Saarbrücken, Paul Klee: Aquarelle aus 25 Jahren 1905 bis 1930, 1930, no. 91

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Dresde, Galerie Neue Kunst Fides, Paul Klee zum 50. Geburtstag: Aquarelle aus den Jahren 1920-1929, 1930, no. 103

Sarrebruck, Staatliches Museum Saarbrücken, Paul Klee: Aquarelle aus 25 Jahren 1905 bis 1930, 1930, no. 91