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Property from a Private American Collection

Paul Klee

Kleiner See Hafen (Small Seaport)

Auction Closed

June 29, 07:06 PM GMT


850,000 - 1,200,000 GBP

Lot Details


Property from a Private American Collection

Paul Klee

1879 - 1940

Kleiner See Hafen (Small Seaport)

signed Klee (upper right); titled, dated 1937 and numbered q-14 on the reverse

oil and graphite on panel

35.8 by 63.5cm., 14⅛ by 25in.

Painted in 1937.




1879 - 1940年


款識:藝術家簽名 Klee(右上);書題目、紀年1937並標記 q-14(背面)


35.8 x 63.5 公分;14 ⅛ x 25 英寸


Galerie Simon (Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler), Paris (on commission from the artist)

Buchholz Gallery (Curt Valentin), New York (acquired from the artist through the above in 1939)

Richard K. Weil, St. Louis (acquired from the above. Sold: Sotheby's, London, 5th December 1973, lot 78)

Galerie Beyeler, Basel (purchased at the above sale)

Private Collection, Canada (acquired from the above in 1983)

Sale: Sotheby’s, New York, 13th May 1986, lot 52

Private Collection, Japan (purchased at the above sale)

Private Collection (by descent from the above)

Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2002

Jürg Spiller (ed.), Paul Klee, Das bildnerische Denken, Form- und Gestaltungslehre, Basel & Stuttgart, 1956, vol. I, illustrated p. 200

Jürg Spiller (ed.), Paul Klee, Notebooks, Volume 1, The Thinking Eye, London, 1961, illustrated p. 200 (titled Little seaport)

Walter Überwasser, 'Paul Klees grosses Spätwerk', in Das Werk, 1965, vol. 52, no. 12, p. 464

Max Huggler, Paul Klee, Die Malerei als Blick in den Kosmos, Stuttgart, 1969, p. 161

Hideho Nishida, Paul Klee's 'Landscapes', Thoughts on Klee's Materials and Techniques, 1999, no. 32, illustrated in colour p. 85

Paul Klee Stiftung (ed.), Paul Klee, Catalogue Raisonné, 1934-1938, Bern, 2001, vol. VII, no. 7070, illustrated p. 260 (with incorrect provenance)