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Property from an Important European Collection

Paul Klee

Milderung (Softening)

Auction Closed

June 29, 07:06 PM GMT


400,000 - 600,000 GBP

Lot Details


Property from an Important European Collection

Paul Klee

1879 - 1940

Milderung (Softening)

signed Klee (lower centre)

watercolour on primed burlap

60 by 38.5cm., 23⅝ by 15⅛in.

Painted in 1938.




1879 - 1940年


款識:藝術家簽名 Klee(中下)


60 x 38.5 公分;23 ⅝ x 15 ⅛ 英寸


Lily Klee, Bern (inherited from the artist in 1940)

Klee-Gesellschaft, Bern (acquired from the above in 1946)

Galerie Rosengart, Lucerne (acquired from the above in 1947)

Clifford Odets, New York & Los Angeles (acquired from the above in 1947)

Buchholz Gallery (Curt Valentin), New York

George David Thompson, Pittsburgh

Galerie Beyeler, Basel (acquired from the above in 1960)

Galleria Foscherari, Bologna (acquired from the above in 1971)

Private Collection, Italy

Thomas Ammann Fine Art, Zurich

Galerie Thomas, Munich

Private Collection (acquired by 1985)

Galerie Thomas, Munich

Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2005

Anonymous, 'Paul Klee and Sculptors', in The New Yorker, 1st May 1948

Cathrin Klingsöhr-Leroy (ed.), Franz Marc Museum, Werke, Cologne, 2008, illustrated in colour p. 239

Paul Klee Stiftung (ed.), Paul Klee, Catalogue Raisonné, 1934-1938, Bern, 2003, vol. VII, no. 7403, illustrated p. 421