Paul Klee (1879-1940)
Gebude des Friedens (Symbol)
signed 'Klee' (centre left), numbered and dated '1915 25' (on the artists mount, lower left)
pen and ink on Fabriano paper laid down on the artist's original mount
image: 10 x 7.7/8in. (25.3 x 20cm.)
mount: 13 x 9in. (33 x 24.7cm.)
Drawn in 1915
Lilly Klee, Bern (1940-1946)
Klee-Gesellschaft, Bern (1946-1950)
Curt Valentin (Buchholz Gallery; Valentin Gallery), Berlin/New York (from 1950)
Anon. Sale, Stuttgarter Kunstkabinett, R.N. Ketterer, Stuttgart, 27-28 November 1956, Lot 470
Galerie Brockstedt, Hamburg, by whom aquired at the above sale
L. Breimer, Hannover, by whom aquired from the above.
O. Werckmeister, Versuche ber Paul Klee, Frankfurt/M., 1981, p. 91
O. Werckmeister, The Making of Paul Klee's Career 1914-1920, Chicago/London, 1989, p. 268
The authenticity of this work has kindly been confirmed by the Paul-Klee-Stiftung, Berne, who will include it in the forthcoming Paul Klee catalogue raisonn currently in preparation.