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Tief-ebene (Lowlands) by PAUL KLEE
PAUL KLEE

(SWISS, 1879 - 1940)

Tief-ebene (Lowlands)

1932


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LOT #3

FEBRUARY 10, 2011

Sotheby's, London

Looking Closely: A Private Collection (Sale L11001)


Tief-ebene (Lowlands) Klee inscribed this work with the abbreviation S.Cl ('Sonderclasse' or 'special class'), which he used to denote his most successful works. Regular price: $179.99 £ 1,077,250 GBP Premium1,735,126 USD (Sale ends )

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Materials:

watercolour and wash on paper laid down on the artist's mount

Measurements:

12.01 in. (30.50 cm.) (height) by 18.90 in. (48.00 cm.) (width)

Size Notes:

mount size: 40 by 56.5cm.

Description:

Klee inscribed this work with the abbreviation S.Cl ('Sonderclasse' or 'special class'), which he used to denote his most successful works.

Markings:

signed Klee (lower left); titled, dated 1932.9. and inscribed S.Cl X on the artist's mount

Exhibited:

Bern, Kunsthalle, Paul Klee, 1934, no. 191 Basel, Kunsthalle, Paul Klee, 1935, no. 127 Lucerne, Kunstmuseum, Paul Klee, 1936, no. 95 Bern, Kunstmuseum, Paul Klee, 1956, no. 619 Hamburg, Kunsthalle, Paul Klee, 1956-57, no. 284 Baltimore, Museum of Art & Richmond, The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Paul Klee. Private Collection James Gilvarry, 1960 Champaign, University of Illinois, Krannert Art Museum, Paintings, Drawings and Prints by Paul Klee from the James Gilvarry Collection, 1964, no. 18 Indianapolis, Herron Museum of Art, Paul Klee, 1966, no. 16 Santa Barbara, University of California, The Art Gallery, Paul Klee: Oils, Watercolors, Gouaches, Drawings, Prints from the James Gilvarry Collection, 1967, no. 18, illustrated in the catalogue

Literature:

Max Huggler, 'Paul Klee', in Künstler Lexikon der Schweiz XX. Jahrhundert, Frauenfeld, 1958-61, vol. I, p. 527 Max Huggler, Paul Klee. Die Malerei als Blick in den Kosmos, Frauenfeld & Stuttgart, 1969, mentioned pp. 123-124 Jürg Spiller (ed.), Paul Klee Notebooks, London, 1973, vol. II, illustrated p. 330 (titled Lowland plain) Christie's Year in Review, 1984, illustrated The Paul Klee Foundation (ed.), Paul Klee Catalogue Raisonné, London, 2002, vol. 6, no. 5705, illustrated p. 164; illustrated in colour p. 207

Provenance:

Rudolf Probst (Galerie Neue Kunst Fides), Dresden & Mannheim (until 1933) Lily Klee, Bern (1940-46) Klee-Gesellschaft, Bern (acquired in 1946) James Gilvarry, New York (acquired by 1956. Sold: Christie's, New York, 14th November 1984, lot 422) Acquired directly from the above


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