• 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 275

    Paul Klee (1879-1940)

    Ein Nest, Sein Wappen, Seine Zukunft

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Paul Klee (1879-1940)
    Ein Nest, Sein Wappen, Seine Zukunft
    signed 'Klee' (upper right); dated, numbered and titled '1938 C 2 ein Nest, sein Wappen, seine Zukunft' (on the artist's mount)
    pen and brown ink on paper laid down by the artist on paper
    Sheet size: 11¾ x 8¼ in. (29.9 x 21 cm.)
    Mount size: 16 1/8 x 10 5/8 in. (41 x 27 cm.)
    Drawn in 1938


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    Provenance

    Lily Klee, Bern (1940-1946).
    Klee-Gesellschaft, Bern (1946-1951).
    Curt Valentin Gallery, New York (by 1951).
    Hanna Bekker vom Rath, Frankfurt.
    Acquired by the present owner, circa 1970.


    Literature

    W. Grohmann, Paul Klee. Handzeichnungen, Cologne, 1959, no. 38 (illustrated).
    The Paul Klee Foundation, ed., Paul Klee, Catalogue raisonné, Bern, 2003, vol. 7, p. 515, no. 7685 (illustrated).


    Exhibited

    Munich, Haus der Kunst, Paul Klee, April-May 1954, no. 176.
    New York, Curt Valentin Gallery, Paul Klee. Sixty-Six Unknown Drawings, April 1955, no. 64.