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Paul Klee (1879 - 1940)

Lot 427: Paul Klee (1879-1940)

Christie's

June 23, 2005
London, United Kingdom

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Description

Westöstliches Dorf
signed 'Klee' (lower left); dated and inscribed '1925 "H. eins" Westöstliches Dorf' (on the artist's mount)
pen and ink on paper laid down on the artist's mount
image: 5 5/8 x 9 1/8 in. (14.2 x 23.2 cm.)
mount: 8 1/2 x 11 3/8 in. (21 x 28.8 cm.)
Executed in 1925

Artist or Maker

Paul Klee (1879-1940)

Literature

W. Grohmann, Paul Klee, Handzeichnungen 1921-1930, Potsdam & Berlin, 1934, no. 63.
The Paul Klee Foundation (ed.), Paul Klee, Catalogue raisonné, vol. IV, 1923-1926, Bern, 2000, no. 3852 (illustrated p. 367).

Provenance

Lily Klee, Bern, 1940-1946.
Klee-Gesellschaft, Bern, 1946-1950.
Buchholz Gallery [Curt Valentin], Berlin and New York, 1950.
Robert von Hirsch, Basel.
Anonymous sale, Kornfeld, Bern, 7 June 1978, lot 468.
Yayoi Gallery, Tokyo, from 1978.
Gallery Umeda, Osaka, until 1988.
Gallery Takamiya, Osaka.

Notes

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