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Paul Klee (1879-1940)

Madonna

Details
Paul Klee (1879-1940) Madonna signed 'Klee' (lower centre) oil transfer drawing and watercolour on paper laid down on the artist's mount Image and artist's mount: 12 5/8 x 8½ in. (32 x 21.8 cm.) Executed in 1923
Provenance
Katherine S. Dreier, New York, from 1926 to 1942.
Stephan Lion, New York, by 1942.
Karl Nierendorf, Cologne, Berlin & New York.
Richard Sisson, Los Angeles & New York.
André Emmerich, New York, until 1954.
Saidenberg Gallery, Inc., New York, from 1954 to 1956.
Ceil Cohen, by 1956.
Galerie Berggruen & Cie, Paris, by 1979.
Galerie Boulakia, Paris.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
Literature
R. L. Herbert, E. S. Apter & E. K. Kenney, The Société Anonynme and the Dreier Bequest at Yale University. A Catalogue Raisonné, New Haven, 1984, p. 772.
The Paul Klee Foundation (ed), Paul Klee, Catalogue raisonné, vol. 4, 1923-1926, Bern, 2000, no. 3095 (illustrated p. 37).
Exhibited
Dresden, Galerie Neue Kunst Fides, Paul Klee, May 1924.
Munich, Galerie Neue Kunst Hans Goltz, Paul Klee. Zweite Gesamtausstellung 1920-1925, May - June 1925, no. 74.
Gera, Kunstverein, Städtisches Museum, Paul Klee. Aquarelle, December 1925 - January 1926, no. 4.
New York, Brooklyn Museum, International Exhibition of Modern Art [Assembled by Société Anonyme], November 1926 - January 1927, no. 223; this exhibition later travelled to New York, Anderson Galleries, Buffalo, Albright Art Gallery and Toronto, Art Gallery.
Palm Beach, Society of the 4 arts, Paintings by Paul Klee 1879-1940, March - April 1951, no. 26.
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Lot Essay

This drawing is related to Madonnenbild, 1918 (The Paul Klee Foundation no. 2053; Paul-Klee-Stiftung, Kunstmuseum Bern).

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