• Impressionist/Modern Works on  auction at Christies

    Sale 2312

    Impressionist/Modern Works on Paper Featuring Property from the Collection of Mrs Sidney F. Brody

    5 May 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 229

    Paul Klee (1879-1940)

    Bildnis in der Laube

    Price Realised  

    Paul Klee (1879-1940)
    Bildnis in der Laube
    signed 'Klee' (upper left); numbered, dated, numbered again and titled 'VIII 1930. 7. Bildnis in der Laube' (on the artist's mount)
    gouache on paper laid down by the artist on board
    Image size: 13 1/8 x 9½ in. (33.3 x 24.1 cm.)
    Mount size: 22 5/8 x 18¼ in. (57.5 x 46.4 cm.)
    Painted in 1930


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    Provenance

    Alfred Flechtheim, Dusseldorf (until 1931).
    Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, Paris.
    The Mayor Gallery, London (by 1935).
    Marlborough Fine Art Ltd., London (by 1966).
    Saidenberg Gallery, New York (by 1969).
    Galerie Athénée AG, Triesenberg.
    Marlborough Fine Art Ltd., New York (1989).
    Stolen from the above and recovered with the assistance of the Art Loss Register.


    Literature

    The Paul Klee Foundation, ed., Paul Klee, Catalogue raisonné, Bern, 2001, vol. 5, p. 414, no. 5123 (illustrated).


    Exhibited

    Dusseldorf, Galerie Alfred Flechtheim, Paul Klee. Kunsteverein fur die Rheinlande und Westfalen in Verbindung mit der Galerie Alfred Flechtheim, June-July 1931, no. 222.
    London, The Mayor Gallery, Paul Klee, June 1935, no. 5.
    London, Marlborough Fine Art Ltd., Painters of the Bauhaus, March-April 1962, no. 136 (illustrated).
    London, Marlborough Fine Art Ltd., Paul Klee, June-July 1966, no. 37 (illustrated).
    New York, Saidenberg Gallery, Paul Klee. A Retrospective Exhibition, October-November 1969, no. 34 (illustrated).