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Paul Klee (1879-1940)

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Paul Klee (1879-1940)

Metaphysisches Blatt aus der Vogelwelt

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Paul Klee (1879-1940) Metaphysisches Blatt aus der Vogelwelt signed 'Klee' (upper right); dated and numbered '1917 118' (on the artist's mount) pen and ink on paper laid down on the artist's mount image: 6¼ x 9 5/8 in. (15.7 x 24.4 cm.) artist's mount: 9½ x 12¾ in. (24.1 x 32.4 cm.) Executed in 1917
Provenance
John Torson, New York.
Kornfeld & Klipstein, Bern.
Bodley Gallery, New York.
Harvey S. Lubitz, New York, from 1967 to 1988.
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, London, 11 May 1988, lot 136.
Acquavella Galleries, New York.
Artemis Fine Arts Ltd., London.
John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco.
Private collection, San Francisco.
Literature
C. Geelhaar, Klee-Zeichnungen, "Reise ins Land der besseren Erkenntnis, Cologne, 1975a (illustrated fig. 42).
C. Naubert-Riser, La création chez Paul Klee, Paris, 1978, p. 101.
The Paul Klee Foundation (ed.), Paul Klee, Catalogue raisonné, vol. 2, 1913-1918, Bern, 2000, no. 1802 (illustrated p. 419).
Exhibited
Munich, Galerie Neue Kunst Hans Goltz, Paul Klee, May - June 1920, no. 320.
Cologne, Kunsthalle, Paul Klee, Das Werk der Jahre 1919-1933, Gemälde, Handzeichnungen, Druckgraphik, April - June 1979, no. 7 (illustrated).
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