Praetendent (Pretender)
Artist: Paul Klee
Artwork: Praetendent (Pretender)
Size: Image: 29.5 x 21; Mount: 40.6 x 29.5 cm
Medium: Watercolor and pencil on paper mounted on paper
Creation year: 1939
Marks: Signed 'Klee' upper right, dated '1939', numbered 'A9' and titled 'Praetendent II' on the artist's mount
Category: Drawings
Provenance: Lily Klee, Bern (acquired in 1940); Klee-Gesellschaft, Bern (acquired in 1946); Curt Valentin Gallery, New York (acquired in 1951); Sale: Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, November 11, 1959, lot 21 ; William Rand, New York (acquired at the above sale and sold: Christie's, New York, February 19, 1998, lot 31); Acquired at the above sale
Exhibition history: Zurich, Kunsthaus Paul Klee neue werke, February - March, 1940. no. 64

Date: 2013-05-08
Lot Number: 413

Date: 1998-02-19
Lot Number: 31
Notes: Photo-certificate dated 'Bern, December 22.1997.' from Josef Helfenstein and Michale Baumgartner of the Paul Klee Stiftung accompanies this watercolor