• Impressionist/Modern Works on  auction at Christies

    Sale 7832

    Impressionist/Modern Works on Paper

    3 February 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 223

    Paul Klee (1879-1940)

    Madonna

    Price Realised  

    Paul Klee (1879-1940)
    Madonna
    signed 'Klee' (lower centre)
    oil transfer drawing and watercolour on paper laid down on the artist's mount
    Image and artist's mount: 12 5/8 x 8½ in. (32 x 21.8 cm.)
    Executed in 1923


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    This drawing is related to Madonnenbild, 1918 (The Paul Klee Foundation no. 2053; Paul-Klee-Stiftung, Kunstmuseum Bern).

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    Provenance

    Katherine S. Dreier, New York, from 1926 to 1942.
    Stephan Lion, New York, by 1942.
    Karl Nierendorf, Cologne, Berlin & New York.
    Richard Sisson, Los Angeles & New York.
    André Emmerich, New York, until 1954.
    Saidenberg Gallery, Inc., New York, from 1954 to 1956.
    Ceil Cohen, by 1956.
    Galerie Berggruen & Cie, Paris, by 1979.
    Galerie Boulakia, Paris.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.


    Literature

    R. L. Herbert, E. S. Apter & E. K. Kenney, The Société Anonynme and the Dreier Bequest at Yale University. A Catalogue Raisonné, New Haven, 1984, p. 772.
    The Paul Klee Foundation (ed), Paul Klee, Catalogue raisonné, vol. 4, 1923-1926, Bern, 2000, no. 3095 (illustrated p. 37).


    Exhibited

    Dresden, Galerie Neue Kunst Fides, Paul Klee, May 1924.
    Munich, Galerie Neue Kunst Hans Goltz, Paul Klee. Zweite Gesamtausstellung 1920-1925, May - June 1925, no. 74.
    Gera, Kunstverein, Städtisches Museum, Paul Klee. Aquarelle, December 1925 - January 1926, no. 4.
    New York, Brooklyn Museum, International Exhibition of Modern Art [Assembled by Société Anonyme], November 1926 - January 1927, no. 223; this exhibition later travelled to New York, Anderson Galleries, Buffalo, Albright Art Gallery and Toronto, Art Gallery.
    Palm Beach, Society of the 4 arts, Paintings by Paul Klee 1879-1940, March - April 1951, no. 26.