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

Will zu Schiff

Details
Paul Klee (1879-1940)
Will zu Schiff
signed ‘Klee’ (upper left); dated, numbered and inscribed ‘1939 x 17 Will zu Schiff’ (on the artists’s mount)
watercolour on paper attached to the artist’s mount
sheet: 19 3/4 x 14 in. (50 x 35.5 cm)
artist’s mount: 25 3/4 x 19 7/8 in. (65.5 x 50.3 cm)
Executed in 1939
Provenance
Lily Klee, Bern, from 1940 to 1946.
Klee-Gesellschaft, Bern, from 1946 to 1952.
Felix Klee, Bern, from 1953 to 1964.
Galerie Beyeler, Basel.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1967.
Literature
G. di San Lazzaro, Klee, La vie et l’oeuvre, Paris, 1957 (illustrated).
S. Cordulack, ‘Navigating Klee’, in Pantheon, vol. 56, 1998, p.151.
The Paul Klee Foundation (ed.), Paul Klee, Catalogue raisonné, vol. 8, 1939, Bern, 2004, no. 8041 (illustrated p. 175).
Exhibited
Düsseldorf, Hetjens-Museum, Späte Werke von Paul Klee, Leihgaben der Paul-Klee-Gesellschaft, Bern, November – December 1948, no. 16; this exhibition later travelled to Mannheim, Kunsthalle and Freiburg, Kunstverein.
St. Gallen, Kunstmuseum, Klee, Werke aus dem Familienbesitz, January – March 1955, no. 324.
Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Paul Klee, September – November, 1963, no. 100.
Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Klee, Spätwerke, June – August 1965, no. 27 (illustrated).

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