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    Sale 11793

    Impressionist & Modern Art Works on Paper

    23 June 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 164

    Paul Klee (1879-1940)

    Komische Alte (Comic old woman)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Paul Klee (1879-1940)
    Komische Alte (Comic old woman)
    signed 'Klee' (upper right); dated, numbered and titled '1930.H.4.5. Komische Alte' (on the artist' mount)
    watercolour and tempera on paper
    sheet: 7 5/8 x 6 1/4 in. (19.5 x 16 cm.)
    artist's mount: 12 5/8 x 10 1/2 in. (32 x 26.5 cm.)
    Executed in 1930


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    Provenance

    With Alfred Flechtheim, Düsseldorf, Berlin, from 1931 (no. B13342).
    With Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, Paris,
    The Mayor Gallery, London, received from the above in May 1935
    The Leicester Galleries, London, by whom acquired from the above in 1936.
    Mrs D. Ogden-Stewart (Ella Winter), United Kingdom, by 1956.
    Galleria Galatea, Turin, by 1966 (no. 1735).
    Private collection, Italy, probably acquired from the above, and thence by descent.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE ITALIAN COLLECTION


    Literature

    The Paul Klee Foundation (ed.), Paul Klee, Catalogue raisonné, vol. 5, 1927-1930, Bern, 2001, no. 5364, p. 519 (illustrated).


    Exhibited

    Berlin, Galerie Alfred Flechteim, Paul Klee, Neue Bilder und Aquarelle, November - December 1931, no. 30, n.p..
    London, The Mayor Gallery, Paul Klee, June 1935, no. 21.
    London, The Mayor Gallery, Inexpensive Pictures, December 1936, no. 13.
    London, Leicester Galleries, Paul Klee, March 1941, no. 28, p. 11.
    London, The Hanover Gallery, Paul Klee, June - July 1956, no. 22.
    York, City Art Gallery, Paul Klee, Works from the Collection of Mrs. Donald Ogden Stewart, April - May 1958, no. 9, n.p..
    Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Verzameling Ella Winter, December 1961 - January 1962, no. 34.
    Turin, Galeria Galatea, Paul Klee, June - July 1966, no. 19.
    Venice, Galleria del Cavallino, Paul Klee, August 1966.