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    Sale 12146

    Impressionist & Modern Art Works on Paper Sale

    17 November 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1040

    Paul Klee (1879-1940)

    Drei bote

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Paul Klee (1879-1940)
    Drei bote
    signed 'Klee' (lower right); dated, numbered and titled '1926. T.4. drei Bote' (on the artist's mount)
    colored pencils on buff paper laid down on card
    Sheet size: 10 x 15 ¼ in. (25.4 x 40 cm.)
    Mount size: 14 x 18 7/8 in. (35.5 x 48 cm.)
    Drawn in 1926


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    Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern has confirmed that this work is authentic and that it corresponds to no. 4152 currently listed in vol. 4 of the catalogue raisonné.

    Provenance

    Alexej von Jawlensky, Wiesbaden.
    Helene Jawlensky, Wiesbaden (by descent from the above, 1941).
    Andreas and Maria Jawlensky, Locarno (by descent from the above, 1965).
    Hanover Gallery, London.
    Galleria Blu, Milan (acquired from the above).
    Acquired by the late owner, circa 1980.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A LADY


    Literature

    W. Grohmann, Paul Klee, Handzeichnungen II, 1921-1930, Bergen, 1934, p. 27, no. 113.
    S.L. Henry, "Paul Klee's Pictorial Mechanics from Physics to the Picture Plane," Bruckmanns Pantheon, 1989, vol. 47, p. 165.
    The Paul Klee Foundation, ed., Paul Klee, Catalogue raisonné, 1923-1926, Bonn, 2000, vol. 4, p. 492, no. 4152.