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Paul Klee (1879-1940)
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION 
Paul Klee (1879-1940)

Geister des Theaters (Spirits of the Theatre)

Details
Paul Klee (1879-1940)
Geister des Theaters (Spirits of the Theatre)
signed 'Klee' (upper right); dated, numbered and inscribed '1939 J 19 Geister des Theaters' (on the artist's mount)
watercolour on paper attached to the artist's mount
sheet: 10 5/8 x 8 1/4 in. (27 x 21 cm.)
artist's mount: 16 3/4 x 12 1/2 in. (42.8 x 31.8 cm.)
Executed in 1939
Provenance
Lily Klee, Bern, from 1940 to 1946.
Klee-Gesellschaft, Bern, from 1946 to 1947.
Karl Nierendorf, Cologne, Berlin & New York, by 1947.
Private collection, Germany, and thence by descent to the present owner.
Literature
C. Kröll, Die Bildtitel Paul Klees, Eine Studie zur Beziehung von Bild und Sprache in der Kunst des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts, dissertation, Bonn, 1968, p. 36.
The Paul Klee Foundation (ed.), Paul Klee, Catalogue raisonné, vol. 8, 1939, Bern, 2004, no. 7783 (illustrated p. 65).
Exhibited
Wuppertal, Kunst- und Museumsverein, Paul Klee, January - February 1956, no. 76.
Hamburg, Kunsthalle, Paul Klee, February 1956 - January 1957, no. 357.
Cologne, Kunsthalle, Weltkunst aus Privatbesitz, May - August 1968, no. 31.
Munich, Haus der Kunst, Paul Klee, October 1970 - January 1971, no. 243.
Munich, Haus der Kunst, Elan Vital oder das Auge des Eros, May - August 1994, no. 424 (illustrated).

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