29 June 2000
Paul Klee (1879-1940)
Es wird regnen
signed 'Klee' (upper right); titled, numbered and dated '1939 J 18 es wird regnen' (along the lower edge of the artist's mount)
watercolour, brush and brown ink and pencil on paper laid down on the artist's mount
image: 10½ x 85/8in. (26.7 x 22cm.)
artist's mount: 17 x 13¾ in. (43.2 x 34.9 cm.)
Lily Klee, Bern.
Galerie Rosengart, Lucerne.
Saidenberg Gallery, New York, 1955.
Edith Ferry Hooper, Baltimore and Detroit, 1956.
Allan D. Emil, New York; sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, 16 May 1962, lot 11.
Saidenberg Gallery, New York.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1963.
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Zurich, Kunsthaus, Paul Klee, neue Werke, February-March 1940, no. 71 (illustrated).
New York, Saidenberg Gallery, Paul Klee, Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings, January-February 1963, no. 37.
Sold with a photo-certificate from Dr Joseph Helfenstein and Dr Michael Baumgartner of the Paul Klee-Stiftung dated Berne, 26 October 1999.
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