Schlafende Tiere (Sleeping Animals)
Artist: Paul Klee
Artwork: Schlafende Tiere (Sleeping Animals)
Size: Image: 34.5 x 52.1; Mount: 36.8 x 52.1 cm
Medium: Watercolor on paper laid down by the artist on paper
Creation year: 1939
Marks: Signed 'Klee' lower left, titled, dated and numbered 'Schlafende Tiere 1939 W6' on the artist's mount
Category: Drawings
Provenance: Lily Klee, Bern (by descent from the artist, 1940); Klee-Gesellschaft, Bern (acquired from the above, 1946); Galerie Rosengart, Lucerne (acquired from the above, 1948); Enrique Simon, Buenos Aires and Zurich (acquired from the above, 1948); Berggruen et Cie, Paris (1955); Johan H. Stenersen, Oslo (by 1957); Rolf E. Stenersen, Oslo and Bergen (by descent from the above, by 1968); Anon. sale, Sotheby's, London, 11 December 1969, lot 87; Marborough Fine Art, Ltd., London (acquired at the above sale); Otto Preminger, New York (acquired from the above, 1970); By descent from the above to the present owner.
Exhibition history: Kunsthalle Basel, Gedachtnisausstellung Paul Klee, February-March 1941, no. 243; Stockholm, Samlaren and Kunstmuseum Goteborgs, Paul Klee: I Rolf Stenersens sammlung, Fall 1958, no. 29 (illustrated); Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Collectie Rolf E. Stenersen, June 1962, no. 82

Date: 2010-06-09
Lot Number: 44

Date: 2006-11-09
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