Der Ballon Im Fenster
Artist: Paul Klee
Artwork: Der Ballon Im Fenster
Size: image: 32.5 x 24.2; the artist's mount: 34.5 x 24.7 cm
Medium: Watercolour on paper, laid down on the artist's mount
Creation year: 1929
Marks: Signed 'Klee' (lower right); dated, numbered and inscribed 'IV 1929. C.7. der Ballon im Fenster' (on the artist's mount)
Category: Drawings
Provenance: Lily Klee, Bern, by descent from the artist in 1940, until 1946; Klee-Gesellschaft, Bern, by 1946, until 1947; Douglas Cooper, London & Argilliers, until 1955; Galerie Berggruen, Paris, by 1955; Hanover Gallery, London; Sir Edward & Lady Nika Hulton, London, by whom acquired from the previous in 1956; Galerie Beyeler, Basel (no. 7896), by whom acquired from the previous, circa 1973; Private collection, Italy, by whom acquired from the previous on 9 September 1981; Anonymous sale, Finarte, Lugano, 28 March 1992, lot 91; Acquired at the previous sale by the present owner
Exhibition history: London, Hanover Gallery, The Hanover Gallery Presents Paul Klee: 1879-1940, June - July 1956, no. 21, n.p. (illustrated); Wuppertal, Kunst- und Museumsverein, Sammlung Sir Edward und Lady Hulton, London, 1964, no. 89; this exhibition later travelled to Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, 1964; Frankfurt, Kunstverein, 1965; Munich, Stadtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, 1965; and Dortmund, Museum am Ostwall, July 1965; Zurich, Kunsthaus, Sammlung Sir Edward und Lady Hulton, London, December 1967 - January 1968, no. 91; Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Klee, 'Kunst ist ein Schopfungsgleichnis', September - November 1973, no. 47, n.p. (illustrated; with inverted dimensions); Paris, Galerie Karl Flinker, Klee, 74 oeuvres de 1908 a 1940, March - May 1974, no. 38, n.p. (with inverted dimensions); London, Fischer Fine Art, Paul Klee: 1879-1940, September - October 1975, no. 13, n.p. (illustrated; with inverted dimensions); Madrid, Fundacion Juan March, Klee: Oleos, acuarelas, dibujos y grabados, March - May 1981, no. 52, n.p. (illustrated; with inverted dimensions)

Christie's London

Date: 2020-02-05
Lot Number: 2