PAUL KLEE (1879-1940)
PAUL KLEE (1879-1940)
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PAUL KLEE (1879-1940)

Kleines Tiergespenst

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PAUL KLEE (1879-1940)
Kleines Tiergespenst
signed 'Klee' (lower left); dated, numbered and inscribed '1929. "3. H. 7" Kleines Tiergespenst' (on the artist's mount) and 'S.Cl' (on the artist's mount)
watercolour and pen and ink with Spritztechnik on paper laid down on the artist's mount
image: 12 1/4 x 9 in. (31 x 22.9 cm.)
artist's mount: 20 1/8 x 15 3/4 in. (51.3 x 40 cm.)
Executed in 1929
Provenance
(Probably) Lily Klee, Bern, by descent from the artist in 1940.
(Probably) Klee-Gesellschaft, Bern, by whom acquired from the above in 1946, and until circa 1950.
Werner Allenbach, Bern, until 1954.
Galerie Rosengart, Lucerne, by 1954 and until 1957.
World House Galleries [Herbert Mayer], New York, in 1957.
Barbara F. Babcock, New York, by 1960.
Hirschl & Adler Gallery, New York, by 1980 and until 1982.
Wolfgang Wittrock Kunsthandel, Dusseldorf, until 1984.
Acquired by the present owner in 2001.
Literature
The Paul Klee Foundation (ed.), Paul Klee: Catalogue Raisonné, vol. 5, 1927-1930, London, 2001, no. 5063, p. 394 (illustrated).
Exhibited
Dresden, Galerie Neue Kunst Fides, Paul Klee zum 50. Geburtstage: Aquarelle aus den Jahren 1920-1929, February - March 1930, no. 102.
Saarbrücken, Staatliches Museum, Paul Klee: Aquarelle aus 25 Jahren, 1905 bis 1930, March - April 1930, no. 136.
Hannover, Kestner-Gesellschaft, Paul Klee: Gemälde, Aquarelle, Graphik 1903 bis 1930, March - April 1931.
New York, World House Galleries, Paul Klee: Watercolors and Drawings, April - May 1958, no. 19.
New York, World House Galleries, Paul Klee, March - April 1960, no. 20.
Weimar, Kunstsammlungen zu Weimar Kunsthalle am Theaterplatz, Malerei und Grafik aus den Beständen der Kunstsammlungen zu Weimar und der Deutschen Bank, July - August 1993; this exhibition later travelled to Wiesbaden, Museum Wiesbaden, September - November 1993 and Dessau, Bauhaus, December 1993 - January 1994.
Frankfurt, Schirn Kunsthalle, Auf Papier, Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts aus der Deutschen Bank, March - April 1995, no. 92, p. 166 (illustrated p. 167); this exhibition later travelled to Berlin, Berlinischen Galerie, Landesmuseum für Moderne Kunst, Photographie und Architektur, May - July 1995; and Leipzig, Museum der bildenden Künste, August - September 1995.
Moscow, The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Aus Deutscher Sicht, Meisterwerke aus der Sammlung Deutsche Bank, November 2004 - January 2005.
Berlin, Deutsche Guggenheim, 25: Fünfundzwanzig Jahre Sammlung Deutsche Bank, April - June 2005.
Klagenfurt, Stadtgalerie, Paul Klee. Bild Welten, June - September 2005, no. 70 (illustrated p. 111).
Milan, Fondazione Antonio Mazzotta, Paul Klee. Teatro magico, January - April 2007, no. 40 (illustrated p. 114).
Bern, Zentrum Paul Klee, Paul Klee - Sonderklasse, unverkäuflich, October 2014 - February 2015, no. 207, pp. 107, 149, 207, p. 389 (illustrated pp. 389, 101); this exhibition later travelled to Leipzig, Museum der bildenden Künste, March - May 2015.
Lindau, Stadtmuseum, Paul Klee. Zwischen Himmel und Erde. Bilderwelten von Paul Klee, April - August 2017.
Ingelheim, Kunstforum Ingelheim - Altes Rathaus, Paul Klee. Tierisches, September - November 2020.
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