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    Sale 7703

    Impressionist/Modern Works on Paper

    5 February 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 125

    Paul Klee (1879-1940)

    Studie im Stein

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    Estimate

    Paul Klee (1879-1940)
    Studie im Stein
    signed 'Klee' (lower right); dated and inscribed '1923/16 Studie im Stein' (lower centre on the artist's mount)
    oil on prepared wrapping paper laid down on the artist's painted mount
    16 3/8 x 10 7/8 in. (41.5 x 27.5 cm.)
    Executed in 1923


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    Provenance

    Ida Bienert, Dresden & Munich, by 1933.
    Marlborough Fine Art Ltd., London, from 1968 to 1969 (nos. XLOS 6100 & XLOS 3311).
    Berthold Loehr, Kiel, by 1969.
    Saidenberg Gallery Inc., New York, by 1969.
    Fischer Fine Art Ltd., London (no. C13.356).
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in February 1990.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION


    Literature

    W. Grohmann, Privatsammlungen neuer Kunst. Die Sammlung Ida Bienert Dresden, vol. I, Potsdam, 1933, p. 21.
    The Paul Klee Foundation (ed.), Paul Klee, Catalogue raisonné, vol. IV, 1923-1926, Bern, 2000, no. 3109 (illustrated p. 41).


    Exhibited

    London, Marlborough Fine Art Ltd., Paul Klee, June - July 1966, no. 18 (illustrated).
    New York, Saidenberg Gallery, Paul Klee. A Retrospective Exhibition, October - November 1969, no. 14 (illustrated).
    London, Fischer Fine Art Ltd., Paul Klee 1879-1940, September - October 1975, no. 4 (illustrated).
    London, Fischer Fine Art Ltd., Paul Klee 1879-1940. An exhibition to commemorate the centenary of the artist's birth, July - August 1979, no. 1 (illustrated).
    Valencia, IUAM Centre Julio González, Paul Klee, April - June 1998, no. 7.