Mit Dem Rad (With The Wheel)
Artist: Paul Klee
Artwork: Mit Dem Rad (With The Wheel)
Size: 17 x 24.5 cm
Medium: Gouache, watercolor, pen and ink on paper laid down on the artist's cardboard mount
Creation year: 1923
Marks: Signed, titled, dated '1923' and numbered '177'
Category: Drawings
Provenance: Galerie Rosengart, Lucerne; Lady Noel E. Norton, London (acquired from the above in 1944); Berggruen & Cie, Paris (by 1981); Fuji Television Gallery Co. Ltd, Tokyo (acquired from the above in 1981); Acquavella Galleries, Inc., New York; Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon (acquired from the above in March 1982)
Exhibition history: Paris, Galerie Berggruen & Cie, Paul Klee. Les annees 20, 1971, cat. no. 28, illustrated in color; Berlin, Nationalgalerie Berlin, Sttatliche Museen Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Hommage a Schonberg. Der Blaue Reiter und das Musikalische in der Malerei der Zeit ,1974, cat. no. 59, illustrated; Tokyo, Fuji Television Gallery; Osaka, Gallery Kasahara, Exhibition of Paul Klee, 1981, cat. no. 12, illustrated

Date: 2014-11-10
Lot Number: 20
Notes: The mount is time-stained and discolored from the window mat, the sheet itself is in very good condition, the colors, particularly the red washes, are slightly faded, and the black gouache has some pinpoint losses