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    Sale 2046

    Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale

    6 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 106

    Paul Klee (1879-1940)

    Mutter und Kind

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    Paul Klee (1879-1940)
    Mutter und Kind
    signed 'Klee' (upper center); dated, numbered and titled '1929 E8 Mutter und Kind' (on the artist's mount)
    pen and black ink on paper laid down by the artist on paper
    Sheet size: 17¾ x 12 in. (45.1 x 30.5 cm.)
    Mount size: 22 7/8 x 15 3/8 in. (58.1 x 39.1 cm.)
    Drawn in 1929


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    Provenance

    Lily Klee, Bern (by descent from the artist, 1940-1946).
    Klee Gesellschaft, Bern (gift from the above, 1946-1951).
    Valentin Gallery, New York (1951-1953).
    Henry Kleemann, New York and Munich (1953-1954).
    Alex and Rita K. Hillman, New York (acquired from the above, November 1954).
    Gift from the above to the present owner, October 1968.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Alex Hillman Family Foundation*


    Literature

    W. Grohmann, Paul Klee. Handzeichnungen 1921-1930, Berlin, 1934, p. 34, no. 81.
    E. Braun, et al., Manet to Matisse, The Hillman Family Collection, Seattle and London, 1994, p. 90, no. 24 (illustrated in color, p. 91).
    The Paul Klee Foundation, ed., Paul Klee, Catalogue raisonné, Bern, 2001, vol. 5, p. 341, no. 4904 (illustrated).


    Exhibited

    Zurich, Graphische Sammlung, ETH Zurich, Gedächtnisausstellung Paul Klee 1879-1940, October-December 1940, no. 90.
    New York, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture from the Alex Hillman Family Foundation, April-May 1972.
    Phoenix Art Museum, Selections from the Alex Hillman Collection, January-February 1975.
    Roslyn, Nassau County Museum of Fine Arts, Modern Masters: Paintings and Drawings from the Alex Hillman Family Foundation, December 1977-February 1978, no. 11 (illustrated).
    Austin, University of Texas; Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Museum of Art; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Museum of Art; Hunstville, Alabama, Hunstville Museum of Art; St. Petersburg, Florida, Museum of Fine Arts; Lawrence, University of Kansas, Spencer Museum of Art; Huntington, West Virginia, Huntington Gallery; Little Rock, Arkansas Art Center; Williamsburg, Virginia, College of William and Mary, Joseph and Margaret Muscarelle Museum of Art and Ames, Iowa State University, Brunnier Gallery and Museum, Selections from the Collection of the Alex Hillman Family Foundation, January 1979-November 1985.
    The Brooklyn Museum, Exhibition of Works from the Alex Hillman Family Foundation, February 1986-January 1987.
    The Brooklyn Museum, Modern Masters: French Art from the Alex Hillman Family Foundation Collection, June-August 1988.


    Post Lot Text

    *This lot may be exempt from sales tax as set forth in the Sales Tax Notice in the back of the catalogue.