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    Sale 7703

    Impressionist/Modern Works on Paper

    5 February 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 130

    Paul Klee (1879-1940)

    Masken

    Price Realised  

    Paul Klee (1879-1940)
    Masken
    signed 'Klee' (upper left); dated '1922 8/12' (upper right); dated and inscribed '1922/77 Masken' (on the artist's mount)
    pen and brown ink on paper laid down on the artist's mount
    sheet: 6¼ x 9¾ in. (15.9 x 25 cm.)
    mount: 10 1/8 x 12½ in. (25.6 x 31.8 cm.)
    Executed on 8 December 1922


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    Provenance

    Lily Klee, Bern, from 1940 to 1946.
    Klee-Gesellschaft, Bern, from 1946 to 1950.
    Galerie Rosengart, Lucerne, by 1950.
    Acquired by the present owner in the 1950s or 1960s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF CARL GEMZELL, STOCKHOLM, SOLD TO BENEFIT THE MEDEVI BRUNNS FOUNDATION


    Literature

    W. Grohmann, Paul Klee. Handzeichnungen 1921-1930, Potsdam & Berlin, 1934, no. 11.
    The Paul Klee Foundation (ed.), Paul Klee, Catalogue raisonné, vol. III, 1919-1932, Bern, 1999, no. 2901 (illustrated p. 411).


    Exhibited

    Stockholm, Moderna Museet, Carl Gemzells samling, 1996, p. 28 (illustrated p. 29).