29 June 2000
Paul Klee (1879-1940)
signed 'Klee' (upper left); dated, titled and numbered '1940 Z.7 Blaumantel' (on the artist's orginal mount)
oil and wax colours on paper laid down on the artist's mount
image: 87/8 x 107/8in. (22.5 x 27.6cm.)
artist's mount: 13¾ x 165/8in. (34.9 x 42.2cm.)
Executed in January 1940
Lily Klee, Berne.
Hans & Erika Meyer-Benteli, Berne.
Anon. sale, Sotheby's London, 12 April 1972, lot 104.
The Mayor Gallery, London (5325).
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S. Frey and J. Helfenstein, Paul Klee: Verzeichnis der Werke des Jahres 1940, Stuttgart 1991, no. Z7 (illustrated p. 37).
Lucerne, Galerie Rosengart, Tiere in der Kunst von Paul Klee, 1964, no. 58.
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