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    Sale 1996

    Impressionist And Modern Works On Paper

    7 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 139

    Paul Klee (1879-1940)

    Schwestern vom Stame der Gorgo

    Price Realised  

    Paul Klee (1879-1940)
    Schwestern vom Stame der Gorgo
    signed 'Klee' (lower left); dated, numbered and titled '1930 V. 8 Schwestern vom Stame der Gorgo' (on the artist's mount)
    pen and black ink on paper laid down by the artist on board
    Image size: 11¾ x 20¼ in. (29.9 x 51.4 cm.)
    Mount size: 16¾ x 23½ in. (42.5 x 59.7 cm.)
    Drawn in 1930


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    Provenance

    Lily Klee, Bern (1940-1946).
    Klee-Gesellschaft, Bern (1946-1950).
    Buchholz Gallery (Curt Valentin), Berlin and New York (1950).
    Anon. sale, Christie's, New York, 14 November 1996, lot 292.
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.


    Literature

    W. Grohmann, Paul Klee. Handzeichnungen 1921-1930, Berlin, 1934, no. 50.
    W. Grohmann, Paul Klee. Handzeichnungen, Wiesbaden, 1951, no. 31 (illustrated).
    C. Kröll, Die Bildtitel Paul Klees. Eine Studie zur Beziehung von Bild und Sprache in der Kunst des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts, Bonn, 1968, p. 33.
    The Paul Klee Foundation, ed., Paul Klee, Catalogue raisonné, Bern, 2001, vol. 5 (1927-1930), p. 475, no. 5234 (illustrated).


    Exhibited

    New York, Buchholz Gallery (Curt Valentin), February-May 1950, no. 56 (illustrated).