Artist: Paul Klee
Artwork: Garten
Size: 26.2 x 12.2 cm
Medium: Watercolor and tempera ("gouache on blue") on copper printing paper with a .5 cm gold foil backing to the upper and lower margin
Creation year: 1918
Marks: Signed with pen on the image upper left 'Klee', dated on the cardboard lower left '1918' with work number '57' titled lower right 'Garten', inscribed with pencil probably by another hand on the upper sheet edge '1918/57 Garten' and with the address specification 'Hr. Dr. Mayr Georg. 20'
Category: Drawings
Provenance: Sold by Paul Klee to the art action Hans Goltz, Munich Oct. - Dec. 1919., according to handwritten oeuvre catalogue of the artist; Collection Emanuel Hoffmann, Basel; Private collection South Germany
Exhibition history: New art. Expressionists, Cubists and futurists. Rembrandt Art Salon, no. 34, August 1919 a autumn exhibition of new art. The storm and Uecht group; Art building at the Schlossplatz, Stuttgart 1919, no. 78; Memorial Exhibition, collection E. Hoffmann, Kunsthalle Basel 1932, no. 60, there titled with 'garden 1918' the painter at the Bauhaus; House of Arts, Munich. May-June 1950

Date: 2014-06-05
Lot Number: 323