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

Gesellung

Details
Paul Klee (1879-1940)
Gesellung
signed 'Klee' (lower left); dated, numbered and titled '1929 E 1. Gesellung' (on the artist's mount)
brush and ink on paper laid down on the artist's mount
Sheet size: 11¾ x 17¾ in. (29.9 x 45.1 cm.)
Mount size: 18 7/8 x 24 5/8 in. (48 x 62.5 cm.)
Painted in 1929
Provenance
Lily Klee, Bern (by the descent from the artist).
Klee Gesellschaft, Bern (acquired from the above, 1946).
Buchholz Gallery (Curt Valentin), New York (acquired by 1950).
World House Galleries, New York.
Simon/Neuman Gallery, New York.
Acquired from the above by the present owner, February 1986.
Literature
W. Grohmann, Paul Klee, Handzeichnungen 1921-1930, Potsdam/Berlin, 1934, p. 34, no. 74.
J. Glaesemer, Paul Klee, Die farbigen Werke im Kunstmuseum Bern, Gemälde, farbige Blätter, Hinterglasbilder und Plastiken, Bern, 1976, p. 154 (illustrated, p. 155).
J. Glaesemer, Paul Klee, Handzeichnungen II, 1921-1936, Bern, 1984, p. 171, no. 42.
The Paul Klee Foundation, ed., Paul Klee, Catalogue raisonné, Bern, 2001, vol. 5, p. 339, no. 4897 (illustrated).
Exhibited
New York, Buchholz Gallery (Curt Valentin), Paul Klee, May 1950, no. 53.
Chicago, Main Street Gallery, An Exhibit of Thirty Drawings by Paul Klee, October-November 1950, no. 19.
New York, World House Galleries, Paul Klee, Watercolors and Drawings, April-May 1958, no. 23.
New York, World House Galleries, Modern German Art, Moderne Deutsche Kunst, October-December 1958, no. 54 (illustrated).

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