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Property from the Neumann Family Collection

Paul Klee

Krüppel (Cripple)

Auction Closed

November 14, 11:00 PM GMT


150,000 - 250,000 USD

Lot Details


Property from the Neumann Family Collection

Paul Klee

1879 - 1940

Krüppel (Cripple)

signed Klee (upper left); titled, dated 1938 and numbered qu 19 (on the artist's mount)

watercolor and chalk paste priming on paper mounted on paper

sheet: 10 ⅜ by 8 ⅛ in. 26.3 by 20.6 cm.

mount: 18 ½ by 13 ¾ in. 46 by 35 cm.

Executed in 1938. 

Lily Klee, Bern (acquired by descent from the artist in 1940)

Klee-Gesellschaft, Bern (acquired from the above)

Hermann and Margrit Rupf, Bern (probably acquired from the above by 1955)

Berggruen & Cie., Paris (acquired from the above in 1955-56)

Allan Frumkin Gallery, Chicago and New York (acquired from the above in 1956)

Mr. and Mrs. Morton G. Neumann, Chicago (acquired by 1980)

Thence by descent to the present owner

Marcel Brion, Klee, Paris 1955, n.n., illustrated

Paul Klee Foundation, ed., Paul Klee, Catalogue raisonné, vol. VII, Bern 2003, no. 7461, p. 440, illustrated

Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art, The Morton G. Neumann Family Collection. Selected Works., 1980, no. 79, p. 82, illustrated in color