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    Sale 7703

    Impressionist/Modern Works on Paper

    5 February 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 129

    Paul Klee (1879-1940)

    Bewegung an der Steilküste

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    Estimate

    Paul Klee (1879-1940)
    Bewegung an der Steilküste
    signed 'Klee' (lower right on the watercolour); dated and inscribed 1929 X 5 Bewegung an der Steilküste' (on the artist's mount)
    watercolour and pencil on paper laid down on the artist's mount
    sheet: 9½ x 12½ in. (24 x 32 cm.)
    mount: 13 x 15½ in. (33 x 39.6 cm.)
    Executed in 1929


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    Provenance

    Rudolf Probst, Galerie Neue Kunst Fides and Das Kunsthaus, Dresden and Mannheim, 1929.
    Alfred Flechtheim, Galerie Flechtheim, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Paris and London, by 1929.
    Galerie Simon [Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler], Paris, by 1929 (no. 10599).
    Lily Klee, Bern, from 1940 to 1946.
    Klee-Gesellschaft, Bern, by 1946.
    Galerie Louise Leiris [Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler], Paris, by 1949.
    Carl Gemzell, Stockholm.
    A gift from the above to the present owner in 2001.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE SWEDISH COLLECTOR


    Literature

    The Paul Klee Foundation (ed.), Paul Klee, Catalogue raisonné, vol. V, 1927-1930, Bern, 2001, no. 4991 (illustrated p. 370).


    Exhibited

    Berlin, Galerie Alfred Flechtheim, Paul Klee, October - November 1929, no. 143.
    Dusseldorf, Galerie Alfred Flechtheim, Paul Klee. Aquarelle, Zeichnungen und Graphik aus 25 Jahren, February - March 1930, no. 136.
    Saarbrucken, Staatliches Museum Saarbrücken, Paul Klee. Aquarelle aus 25 Jahren, 1905 bis 1930, March - April 1930, no. 41.
    Dusseldorf, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen in Verbindung mit der Galerie Alfred Flechtheim, Paul Klee, June - July 1931, no. 210.
    London, New Burlington Galleries, Exhibition of Twentieth Century German Art, July 1938, no. 98 (as 'In the country of precious stones').
    Ostende, Palais des Thermes, Gloires de la peinture moderne. Hommage à James Ensor, 1949, no. 89.
    Stockholm, Moderna Museet, Carl Gemzell samling, 1996, p. 38 (illustrated p. 39).