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    Sale 7601

    Impressionist and Modern Works on Paper

    25 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 247

    Paul Klee (1879-1940)

    Gelb unterliegt

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    Paul Klee (1879-1940)
    Gelb unterliegt
    signed 'Klee' (upper left, on the image); dated and numbered '1935 P3' (lower left, on the artist's mount); inscribed 'Gelb unterliegt' (lower right, on the artist's mount)
    gouache on paper laid down on the artist's mount
    image: 8¼ x 12 7/8 in. (20.9 x 32.8 cm.) mount: 13¾ x 19. 5/8 in. (35 x 49.9 cm.)
    Executed in 1935


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    Provenance

    Lily Klee, Berne, by descent from the artist in 1940 until 1946.
    Klee-Gesellschaft, Berne, by 1946.
    Galerie Simon [Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler], Paris (no. 0992).
    Anonymous sale, Galerie Kornfeld, Berne, 15-17 June 1988, lot 80.
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION


    Literature

    The Paul Klee Foundation (ed.), Paul Klee, Catalogue raisonné, vol. 7, 1934-1938, Berne, 2003, no. 6865 (illustrated p. 185).


    Exhibited

    Stockholm, Svensk-Franska Konstgalleriet, Beaudin, Gris, Kremadec, Klee, Lascaux, Léger, Manolo, Masson, Picasso, Roger, Roux, November - December 1947, no. 42.
    Stockholm, Svensk-Franska Konstgalleriet, Paul Klee, March 1949, no. 30.
    London, The Mayor Gallery, Paul Klee Exhibition, June 1950, no. 22.
    Balingen, Stadthalle, Paul Klee. Jahre der Meisterschaft 1917-1933, July - September 2001, no. 77 (illustrated).