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Property from the Neumann Family Collection

Paul Klee

Ein Dorf als Reliefspiel (A Village in Playful Relief)

Auction Closed

November 14, 11:00 PM GMT

Estimate

180,000 - 250,000 USD

Lot Details

Description

Property from the Neumann Family Collection

Paul Klee

1879 - 1940


Ein Dorf als Reliefspiel (A Village in Playful Relief) 

signed Klee (upper left); titled, dated 1925 and numbered E null (on the artist's mount)

watercolor and Spritztechnik on paper mounted on card

sheet: 9 ½ by 12 ½ in. 24.1 by 31.8 cm.

mount: 12 ⅞ by 15 ½ in. 32.7 by 39.4 cm.

Executed in 1925.

Galerie Alfred Flechtheim, Berlin and Düsseldorf (acquired on consignment from the artist in February 1929 until March 1933)

Galerie Alex Vömel, Düsseldorf (acquired on consignment from the artist in March 1933 until August 1937)

Curt Valentin (Buchholz Gallery), Berlin and New York (acquired on consignment from the artist in August 1937 until April 1938)

Nierendorf Gallery, New York (acquired on consignment from the artist in April 1938 until 1940, then from Lily Klee until 1946 and thereafter from the Klee-Gesellschaft, Bern)

Justin K. Thannhauser, New York (acquired by 1954)

Mr. and Mrs. Morton G. Neumann, Chicago (acquired from the above in 1954)

Thence by descent to the present owner

Will Grohmann, Paul Klee, Stuttgart 1954, pp. 206, 265, fig. 177 and p. 415

Jürg Spiller, ed., Paul Klee. Das bildnerische Denken. Form und Gestaltungslehre, Basel and Stuttgart 1956, p. 155

David R. Burnett, "Paul Klee: The Romantic Landscape," Art Journal, vol. 36, no. 4, Summer 1977, p. 323, fig. 2, illustrated and p. 324

Ann Stephen, "Distel-Bild. An Allegory of Love and Learning," Zeitscher -Maschine. Journal on Paul Klee, no. 4, Fall 2017, p. 43

Paul Klee Foundation, ed., Paul Klee, Catalogue raisonné vol. IV: 1923-1926, Bern 2000, no. 3821, p. 356, illustrated

Hamburg, Kunstverein, Kunsthalle, Ausstellung der Hamburgischen Sezession verbunden mit einer Sonder-Ausstellung "Neue Europäische Kunst," 1929, no. 57

Düsseldorf, Galerie Alfred Flechteim, Paul Klee. Aquarelle, Zeichnungen und Graphik aus 25 Jahren, 1930, no. 99

Saarbrücken, Staatliches Museum, Paul Klee. Aquarelle aus 25 Jahren, 1930, no. 74

Düsseldorf, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen in Verbindung mit der Galerie Alfred Flechtheim, Paul Klee, 1931, no. 173

San Francisco Museum of Art, Paul Klee, 1937

New York, Buchholz Gallery/Curt Valentin, Paul Klee, 1938, no. 21 (titled Village Done in Relief)

New York, Nierendorf Gallery, Paul Klee: An Exhibition in Honor of the Sixtieth Birthday of the Artist, 1940, no. 39 (titled Village)

Cambridge, Germanic Museum, Harvard University, Oils and Watercolors by Paul Klee, 1940, n.n. (titled The Village)

New York, Nierendorf Gallery, Paul Klee, 1941, no. 32 (titled Toy Village)

Cincinnati Art Museum, Paintings by Paul Klee and Mobiles and Stabiles by Alexander Calder, 1942, n.n.

Arts Club of Chicago, Paul Klee. Works from Chicago Collections, 1962, no. 18

Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art, The Morton G. Neumann Family Collection. Selected Works., 1980, no. 69, p. 75, illustrated

New York, Museum of Modern Art and Cleveland Museum of Art, Paul Klee, 1987, n.n., p. 212, illustrated in color (titled A Village as Play in Relief)