26 June 2002
Property from a Private American Collection
Paul Klee (1879-1940)
signed 'Klee' (upper right); dated, numbered and titled '1934 L8 Zwei Birnen' (on the artist's mount)
pencil and crayon on cotton laid down on the artist's mount
image: 7¾ x 10 in. (19.7 x 25.4 cm.), irregular; including mount: 10¾ x 12 3/8 in. (27.5 x 31.5 cm.)
Executed in 1934
Otto Ralfs, Braunschweig, 1934.
Lily Klee, Bern, 1940-1946.
Klee Gesellschaft, Bern, 1946.
Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris (no. 982).
Robert Urbye, Oslo, 1958.
Kunsthandel Lambert Tegenbosch, Heusden aan de Mass (no. 81.49).
Anon. sale, Sotheby's, London, 1 July 1981, lot 326.
Anon. sale, Sotheby's, London, 19 March 1997, lot 46.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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London, The Mayor Gallery, Drawings by Paul Klee, May 1952, no. 15. Geneva, Galerie du Perron, Paul Klee (1879-1940), July 1960, no. 14.
This work is recorded at the Klee Stiftung, Bern under no. 1934.48.L8.
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