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    Sale 2166

    Impressionist and Modern Works on Paper

    7 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 129

    Paul Klee (1879-1940)

    Der Pathetiker

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    Paul Klee (1879-1940)
    Der Pathetiker
    signed 'Klee' (lower left); dated, numbered and titled '1922/127 Der Pathetiker' (on the artist's mount)
    pen and brown ink on paper laid down by the artist on board
    Sheet size: 7 3/8 x 5½ in. (18.7 x 14 cm.)
    Mount size: 9 7/8 x 8¼ in. (25.1 x 21 cm.)
    Drawn in 1922


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    Provenance

    Oscar Edwards, Coogee, Australia.
    Anon. sale, Kornfeld & Klipstein, Bern, 13 June 1968, lot 484.
    The Piccadilly Gallery, London (by 1968).
    Anon. sale, Sotheby & Co., London, 3 December 1970, lot 67.
    B.C. Holland Inc., Chicago (acquired at the above sale).
    Acquired by the family of the present owner, by 1972.


    Literature

    W. Grohmann, Paul Klee, Handzeichnungen II 1921-1930, Berlin, 1934, no. 30.
    The Paul Klee Foundation, ed., Paul Klee, Catalogue raisonné, Bern, 1999, vol. 3, p. 428, no. 2951 (illustrated).


    Exhibited

    Frankfurt, Galerie Buchheim-Militon, Paul Klee: Gemälde, Aquarelle, Zeichnungen, Graphik, 1950, no. 29.
    London, The Mayor Gallery, Drawings by Paul Klee, May 1952, no. 2.