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PAUL KLEE (1879-1940)
PAUL KLEE (1879-1940)
PAUL KLEE (1879-1940)
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FROM AN IMPORTANT EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION
PAUL KLEE (1879-1940)

Die Sonne welche die Welt der Farben schon vorfindet, complicierte Komposition

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PAUL KLEE (1879-1940)
Die Sonne welche die Welt der Farben schon vorfindet, complicierte Komposition
signed ‘Klee’ (lower right); dated and numbered ‘1916. 19.’ (on the artist’s mount)
watercolor and pen and black ink on joined paper laid down on card
Sheet size: 7 5/8 x 5 in. (19.4 x 12.8 cm.)
Mount size: 12 x 9 1/8 in. (30.2 x 23.2 cm.)
Executed in 1916
Provenance
Galerie der Sturm, Berlin.
Sally Falk, Mannheim (acquired from the above, 1917).
Rudolf Pfrunder, Zurich (acquired from the above, 1919).
Israel Ber Neumann (Graphisches Kabinett, New Art Circle, Neumann Gallery), Berlin and New York (acquired from the above).
James Gilvarry, New York (by 1960); Estate sale, Christie's, New York, 14 November 1984, lot 406.
Private collection, Switzerland (acquired at the above sale).
Acquired by the present owner, circa 2000.
Literature
"Investing in Art: The Latest Boom," U.S. News & World Report, January 1964, p. 69 (illustrated).
Manfred Fath, ed., Stiftung und Sammlung Sally Falk, Mannheim, 1994, no. 133 (illustrated).
The Paul Klee Foundation, ed., Paul Klee: Catalogue Raisonné, 1913-1918, Bonn, 2000, vol. 2, p. 334, no. 1616 (illustrated; illustrated again in color, p. 339).
Exhibited
Berlin, Galerie Der Sturm, Paul Klee und Georg Muche, February 1917, no. 25.
Baltimore Museum of Art and Richmond, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Paul Klee: Private Collection of James Gilvarry, June-October 1960.
Champaign, University of Illinois, Krannert Art Museum, Paintings, Drawings and Prints by Paul Klee from the James Gilvarry Collection, September-October 1964, no. 7 (titled Miniatüre).
Indianapolis, Herron Museum of Art, Paul Klee, January 1966, no. 6.
Santa Barbara, University of California, The Art Gallery, Paul Klee: Oils, Watercolors, Gouaches, Drawings, and Prints from the James Gilvarry Collection, October-November 1967, p. 25, no. 7 (illustrated, p. 36; titled Miniature).

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