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    Sale 7703

    Impressionist/Modern Works on Paper

    5 February 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 122

    Paul Klee (1879-1940)

    Pflanzen bild 8.b

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Paul Klee (1879-1940)
    Pflanzen bild 8.b
    signed 'Klee' (centre left); dated and inscribed '1925 "T drei" Pflanzen bild 8.B' (on the artist's mount)
    watercolour and chalk on paper laid down on the artist's mount
    6½ x 9 3/8 in. (16.5 x 23.5 cm.)
    Executed in 1925


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    Provenance

    Galerie Vavin-Raspail, Paris, from 1928 to 1933.
    Lily Klee, Bern, from 1940 to 1946.
    Klee-Gesellschaft, Bern, from 1946 to 1951.
    Buchholz Gallery and Valentin Gallery [Curt Valentin], Berlin & New York, 1950-1951 (no. 12016).
    Saidenberg Gallery, Inc., New York, from 1951 to 1953.
    Israel Ber Neumann (Graphisches Kabinett, New Art Circle, Neumann Gallery), Berlin & New York, from 1953.
    G. David Thompson, Pittsburgh.
    Fischer Fine Art Ltd., London (no. K14.105).
    Galerie Jan Krugier, Ditesheim & Cie, Geneva, from 1982 to 1990 (no. JK3515).
    Annely Juda Gallery, London.
    Fischer Fine Art Ltd., London.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in March 1990.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the dimensions are:
    mount: 10 7/8 x 14½ in. (27.2 x 36.7 cm.)
    sheet: 6½ x 9½ in. (16.5 x 24.4 cm.)


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION


    Literature

    The Paul Klee Foundation (ed.), Paul Klee, Catalogue raisonné, vol.IV, 1923-1926, Bern, 2000, no. 3874 (illustrated p. 374).


    Exhibited

    Zurich, Kunsthaus, Ausstellung [Paul Klee, Paul Altherr, R. Th. Bosshard, Emil Bressler, Willy F. Burger, Max Burgmeier, Eugen Maurer, August Speck], April - May 1926, no. 89.
    Wiesbaden, Neues Museum, August-Ausstellung, August 1926, no. 99.
    Dusseldorf, Galerie Alfred Flechtheim, Paul Klee. Ölgemälde und Aquarelle, April 1927, no. 49.
    Valencia, IUAM Centre Julio González, Paul Klee, April - June 1998, no. 8.