Der Clown Pyramidal (The Clown Pyramidal)

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Der Clown Pyramidal (The Clown Pyramidal)
Image: 24.7 x 32; Mount: 33.5 x 40.5 cm
Gouache and brush and ink on paper laid down on the artist's mount
1929
Signed 'Klee' lower right, titled, dated 'III 1929' and numbered 'C.6.' on the artist's mount
Drawing
Otto Ralfs, Braunschweig, Acquired by 1930; Lily Klee, Bern, Acquired by 1940; Klee-Gesellschaft, Bern, Acquired from the above in 1946; Galerie Rosengart, Lucerne, Acquired from the above in 1949; Pierre Janlet, Brussels, Acquired from the above in 1949; Berggruen & Cie, Paris; Mr & Mrs John Cowles Sr., Minneapolis, Acquired by 1971; Richard S. Davis, U.S.A.; Private Collection, U.S.A.; Acquired by descent from the above; Sold: Christie's, New York, 15th November 1989, lot 41; Yuji Okusu, Tokyo (until 1998); Private Collection, Japan; Sold: Sotheby's, New York, 17th November 1998, lot 347; Purchased at the above sale by the late owner
Minneapolis, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Drawings and Watercolors from Minnesota Private Collections, 1971, no. 70, illustrated in the catalogue; Geneva, Galerie Jan Krugier, Ditesheim & Cie., Paul Klee. Traces de la memoire, 1998-99, illustrated in colour in the catalogue; Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Linie, Licht und Schatten. Meisterzeichnungen und Skulpturen der Sammlung Jan und Marie-Anne Krugier-Poniatowski, 1999, no. 158, illustrated in colour in the catalogue; Venice, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, The Timeless Eye. Master Drawings from the Jan and Marie-Anne Krugier-Poniatowski Collection, 1999, no. 170, illustrated in colour in the catalogue; Madrid, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Miradas sin Tiempo. Dibujos, Pinturas y Esculturas de la Coleccion Jan y Marie-Anne Krugier-Poniatowski, 2000, no. 167, illustrated in colour in the catalogue; Munich, Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Das Ewige Auge - Von Rembrandt bis Picasso. Meisterwerke aus der Sammlung Jan Krugier und Marie-Anne Krugier-Poniatowski, 2007, no. 165, illustrated in colour in the catalogue; Lugano, Museo d'Arte, Klee-Melotti, 2013, no. 70, illustrated in colour in the catalogue
2014-02-05
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$293,500[+44%]*
$407,700[+4%]*
$424,000
$512,950 *
1998-11-17
347
$300,000[-7%]*
$400,000[-30%]*
$280,000 *