Der Clown Pyramidal (The Clown Pyramidal)
Artist: Paul Klee
Artwork: Der Clown Pyramidal (The Clown Pyramidal)
Size: Image: 24.7 x 32; Mount: 33.5 x 40.5 cm
Medium: Gouache and brush and ink on paper laid down on the artist's mount
Creation year: 1929
Marks: Signed 'Klee' lower right, titled, dated 'III 1929' and numbered 'C.6.' on the artist's mount
Category: Drawings
Provenance: 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
Exhibition history: 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

Date: 2014-02-05
Lot Number: 36

Date: 1998-11-17
Lot Number: 347