Flora Noctis
Artist: Paul Klee
Artwork: Flora Noctis
Size: sheet size: 29.5 x 20.7; mount size: 42.1 x 32.7 cm
Medium: Gouache, watercolor and brush and black ink on paper laid down on paper
Creation year: 1939
Marks: Signed 'Klee' (lower left); dated, numbered and titled '1939 Aii Flora noctis' (on the artist's mount)
Category: Drawings
Provenance: Lily Klee, Bern (wife of the artist; by 1940); Klee-Gesellschaft, Bern (acquired from the previous, 1946); Douglas Cooper, Argilliers; Galerie Berggruen & Cie., Paris (acquired from the previous); Sidney Janis Gallery, New York (acquired from the previous, 1956); Dr. Herschel C. Walker, New York (by 1958); Anon. sale, Sotheby Parke Bernet, Inc., New York, 20 October 1977, lot 129A; Marlborough Fine Art, Ltd., London; Heinz Berggruen, Paris; Acquavella Galleries, Inc., New York (acquired from the previous); Acquired from the previous by the late owner, 1984.
Exhibition history: Kunsthalle Bern, Paul Klee, November-December 1940, p. 12, no. 168; London, The National Gallery, Paul Klee, 1945, p. 8, no. 123; Norwich, Castle Museum; Sheffield, Graves Art Gallery and Manchester, City Art Gallery, Paul Klee, May-October 1946, no. 46; New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, A Selection of 20th Century Paintings, 1905-1955, November-December 1956, no. 13; New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, 10th Anniversary Exhibition, September-November 1958, no. 33 (illustrated); Tokyo, Fuji Television Gallery, Paul Klee, October-November 1981, p. 73, no. 30 (illustrated, p. 57); New York, Acquavella Galleries, Inc., XIX and XX Century Master Drawings and Watercolors, April-May 1984, p. 48, no. 21 (illustrated in color).

Christie's New York

Date: 2019-11-12
Lot Number: 130
Low Estimate: $180000 [+22%]
High Estimate: $250000 [-12%]
Hammer Price: $220000
Sold For: $275000