Komische Alte (Comic old woman)
Artist: Paul Klee
Artwork: Komische Alte (Comic old woman)
Size: sheet: 19.5 x 16 cm
Medium: Watercolour and tempera on paper
Creation year: 1930
Marks: Signed 'Klee' (upper right); dated, numbered and titled '1930.H.4.5. Komische Alte' (on the artist' mount)
Category: Drawings
Provenance: With Alfred Flechtheim, Dusseldorf, Berlin, from 1931 (no B13342); With Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, Paris,; The Mayor Gallery, London, received from the previous in May 1935; The Leicester Galleries, London, by whom acquired from the previous in 1936; Mrs D Ogden-Stewart (Ella Winter), United Kingdom, by 1956; Galleria Galatea, Turin, by 1966 (no 1735); Private collection, Italy, probably acquired from the previous, and thence by descent
Exhibition history: Berlin, Galerie Alfred Flechteim, Paul Klee, Neue Bilder und Aquarelle, November - December 1931, no. 30, n.p.; London, The Mayor Gallery, Paul Klee, June 1935, no. 21; London, The Mayor Gallery, Inexpensive Pictures, December 1936, no. 13; London, Leicester Galleries, Paul Klee, March 1941, no. 28, p. 11; London, The Hanover Gallery, Paul Klee, June - July 1956, no. 22; York, City Art Gallery, Paul Klee, Works from the Collection of Mrs. Donald Ogden Stewart, April - May 1958, no. 9, n.p.; Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Verzameling Ella Winter, December 1961 - January 1962, no. 34; Turin, Galeria Galatea, Paul Klee, June - July 1966, no. 19; Venice, Galleria del Cavallino, Paul Klee, August 1966

Christie's London

Date: 2016-06-23
Lot Number: 164