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Paul Klee (1879-1940)
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Paul Klee (1879-1940)

Zwei Birnen

Paul Klee (1879-1940)
Zwei Birnen
signed 'Klee' (upper right); dated, numbered and titled '1934 L8 Zwei Birnen' (on the artist's mount)
pencil and crayon on cotton laid down on the artist's mount
image: 7¾ x 10 in. (19.7 x 25.4 cm.), irregular; including mount: 10¾ x 12 3/8 in. (27.5 x 31.5 cm.)
Executed in 1934
Otto Ralfs, Braunschweig, 1934.
Lily Klee, Bern, 1940-1946.
Klee Gesellschaft, Bern, 1946.
Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris (no. 982).
Robert Urbye, Oslo, 1958.
Kunsthandel Lambert Tegenbosch, Heusden aan de Mass (no. 81.49).
Anon. sale, Sotheby's, London, 1 July 1981, lot 326.
Anon. sale, Sotheby's, London, 19 March 1997, lot 46.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
London, The Mayor Gallery, Drawings by Paul Klee, May 1952, no. 15. Geneva, Galerie du Perron, Paul Klee (1879-1940), July 1960, no. 14.
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This work is recorded at the Klee Stiftung, Bern under no. 1934.48.L8.


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