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The Spirit of Colour: Property from a Private Collection, Germany | 色彩之韻:德國私人收藏

Paul Klee

<Mit dem H> (<With the H>) | 《與H》

Auction Closed

March 25, 08:05 PM GMT


400,000 - 600,000 GBP

Lot Details


The Spirit of Colour: Property from a Private Collection, Germany


Paul Klee


1879 - 1940

<Mit dem H> (<With the H>)


signed Klee (lower left); dated 1916. and numbered 77. on the artist's mount


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


image size: 17.3 by 23.8cm., 6¾ by 9⅜in.

mount size: 26.4 by 32.5cm., 10⅜ by 12¾in.

畫面 : 17.3 x 23.8 公分;6 ¾ x 9 ⅜ 英寸

畫托:26.4 x 32.5 公分;10 ⅜ x 12 ¾ 英寸

Executed in 1916. 


Galerie Neue Kunst Hans Goltz, Munich (acquired from the artist in 1917)
Nierendorf Gallery, New York (acquired circa 1942)
Richard B. Sisson, New York (acquired from the above by 1948 and until at least 1964)
Galerie Roman Norbert Ketterer, Campione d'Italia
Galerie d'Art Moderne, Basel (acquired from the above in 1968)
A.W. Jann, Basel & Zurich (acquired from the above circa 1968)
Heinz Berggruen Ltd., Paris & Berlin (acquired in 1993)
Marlborough Fine Art Ltd., London
Private Collection
Galerie Margret Heuser, Düsseldorf
Private Collection, Germany (acquired from the above in 1995)
A gift from the above to the present owner
G. Schiff, 'Paul Klee at the Guggenheim', in Artforum, March 1967, pp. 49-52
R.N. Ketterer, Moderne Kunst V, Campione d'Italia, 1968, no. 64, illustrated in colour p. 79
O.K. Werckmeister, Versuche über Paul Klee, Frankfurt, 1981, p. 48
O.K. Werckmeister, The Making of Paul Klee's Career 1914-1920, Chicago, 1989, p. 98
Paul Klee Stiftung (ed.), Paul Klee, Catalogue Raisonné 1934-1938, Bern, 2003, vol. II, no. 1674, illustrated in colour p. 347; illustrated p. 365
F. Maeda, Ein Universum des Gestaltens - Paul Klee, Tokyo, 2012, illustrated in colour p. 429

Munich, Neue Münchener Secession, 3. Ausstellung, 1917, no. 100

(possibly) New York, Nierendorf Gallery, Third Selection of Works by Paul Klee, 1942, no. 28 (titled Without Title)

(possibly) New York, Nierendorf Gallery, Works by Paul Klee, 1945, no. 18 (titled Acrobats)

Beverly Hills, The Modern Institute of Art, Klee. 30 Years of Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings and Lithographs and in a Klee-like-mood 2000 Years of Coptic, Persian, Chinese, European and Peruvian Textiles, 1948, no. 24

Buffalo, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Dramatic Choice. The Theater Collects, 1950, no. 33

Palm Beach, Society of the Four Arts, Paintings by Paul Klee. 1879-1940, 1951, no. 6

Buffalo, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Paul Klee and Tchelitchew, 1951

Brunswick, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Collecting Privately, 1965, no. 38, illustrated in the catalogue (titled Untitled)

New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Paul Klee. 1879-1940. A Retrospective Exhibition, 1967, no. 25, illustrated in the catalogue

Basel, Kunsthalle Basel, Paul Klee. 1879-1940. Gesamtausstellung, 1967, no. 29, illustrated in the catalogue

Bremen, Kunsthalle Bremen, Der Blaue Reiter, 2000, no. 104, illustrated in colour in the catalogue