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    Sale 12146

    Impressionist & Modern Art Works on Paper Sale

    17 November 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1050

    Paul Klee (1879-1940)

    Die Nester

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    Estimate

    Paul Klee (1879-1940)
    Die Nester
    signed 'Klee' (lower right); dated, numbered and titled '1915 26. Die Nester' (on the artist's mount)
    pen and black ink on paper and metallic paper collage laid down on card
    Sheet size: 7 ½ x 5 ½ in. (19.1 x 14 cm.)
    Mount size: 13 x 9 5/8 in. (33 x 24.4 cm.)
    Executed in 1915


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    Provenance

    Lily Klee, Bern.
    Klee-Gesellschaft, Bern (1946).
    Buchholz Gallery (Curt Valentin), New York (by 1948).
    Mitchell collection, Chicago.
    Peter Bartlow Gallery, Chicago.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner, August 2003.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR


    Literature

    The Paul Klee Foundation, ed., Paul Klee, Catalogue raisonné, 1913-1918, Bonn, 2000, vol. 2, p. 226, no. 1359 (illustrated).


    Exhibited

    Berlin, Nationalgalerie, Kronprinzenpalais, Paul Klee, February 1923.
    Kunsthalle Basel, Gedächtnisausstellung Paul Klee, February-March 1941, p. 11, no. 28.
    New York, Buchholz Gallery (Curt Valentin), Fifty Drawings by Paul Klee, October-November 1948, no. 3.