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Paul Klee

Fontainen-Baum, 1939

Paul Klee

Paul Klee

Fontainen-Baum, 1939

Fontainen-Baum, 1939

Paul Klee

1879 - 1940

Fontainen-Baum, 1939


Paste colour on paper laid down on cardboard

Signed upper centre

29 x 20.5 cm (sheet); 53.5 x 44.5 cm (framed)

This work is in very good condition. The sheet is hinged in at least four places to its backboard. The original impasto is mostly intact. Undulations of the paper are consistent with the artist's use of media. The original backboard with date, numbering and title has been removed. Inspection under UV light reveals no signs of retouches.


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Werner Allenbach, Berne (until 1958)
Berggruen & Cie, Paris (1958)
James Wise, Geneva/New York/Nizza (1958)
Hauswedell & Nolte, Hamburg, 7th June 1974, no. 980
Weintraub Gallery, New York
Private collection, USA (acquired from the above sale in the 1980s)
Bonhams, New York, 13th November 2018, lot 18
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner

The Paul Klee Foundation (ed.), Paul Klee. Catalogue raisonné, Band 8, 1939, Berne, 2004, p. 155, no. 7983, ill. 
C. Hopfengart, M. Baumgartner, Paul Klee: Life and Work, Berne, 2012, p. 303, ill. 
Geneva, Galerie du Perron, Paul Klee (1879-1940), 1960, no. 24