Chinesische Novelle (Chinese Tale)
Artist: Paul Klee
Artwork: Chinesische Novelle (Chinese Tale)
Size: Image: 25.7 x 32.4; Mount: 28.3 x 34.9 cm
Medium: Watercolor and pencil on paper mounted on board with maroon gouache border
Creation year: 1922
Marks: Signed 'Klee' upper left, titled, dated, and numbered '1922/80' on the mount
Category: Drawings
Provenance: Bernhard Mayer, Zurich (until 1941); Galerie Rosengart, Lucerne (acquired in 1941); Lily Klee, Bern (1941-46); Klee-Gesellschaft, Bern (acquired in 1946); Buchholz Gallery (Curt Valentin), New York (acquired in 1949); G. David Thompson, Pittsburgh (until 1960); James W. Alsdorf, Chicago (acquired in 1967); Thomas Ammann Fine Art, Zurich; Robert Nowinski, Seattle; Ronnie Meyerson, Inc., New York; Sale: Sotheby's, New York, 13th November 1997, lot 150; Purchased at the above sale by the present owner
Exhibition history: Lucerne, Galerie Rosengart; Antwerp, Galerij Artes; Liege, Association Pour le Progres Intellectuel et Artistique de la Wallonie, Paul Klee, 1948, no. 6; New York, Buchholz Gallery, Paul Klee, 1950, no. 3, illustrated in the catalogue; Palm Beach, Society of the Four Arts, Paintings by Paul Klee, 1879-1940, 1951, no. 21; Arts Club of Chicago, Paul Klee, Works from Chicago Collections, 1962, no. 10, illustrated in the catalogue

Date: 2005-02-08
Lot Number: 51

Date: 2004-05-06
Lot Number: 351