Silbermondgelaute (Silver Moon Rising)
Artist: Paul Klee
Artwork: Silbermondgelaute (Silver Moon Rising)
Size: 48.5 x 33 cm
Medium: Watercolor and oil transfer on paper on board
Creation year: 1922
Marks: Signed ‘Klee’ (lower centre)
Category: Drawings
Provenance: Heinrich & Antonie Kirchhoff, Wiesbaden, until 1934.; Galerie Ferdinand Moller, Berlin.; Theodor & Woty Werner, Berlin and Munich, until 1949.; Anonymous sale, Stuttgarter Kunstkabinett, Stuttgart, 28 October 1949, lot 1581a.; Fritz Landwehr, Bopfingen, from 1949.; Anonymous sale, Galerie Kornfeld, Bern, 19 June 1985, lot 323. ; Galerie Rosengart, Lucerne.; Heinz Berggruen, Paris and Berlin, until 1990.; Yuji Okusu, Tokyo, 1990-1998.; Anonymous sale, Sotheby’s, New York, 17 November 1998, lot 340. ; Galerie Jan Krugier, Dietesheim & Cie, Geneva. ; Galerie Art Focus, Zurich.; Acquired from the previous by the family of the present owners on 21 June 2000.
Exhibition history: Dresden, Galerie Neue Kunst Fides, Paul Klee, May 1924. ; Wiesbaden, Neues Museum, Herbst-Ausstellung, Autumn 1924, no. 42, p. 3.; Wiesbaden, Neues Museum, October - November 1924, no. 34.; Munich, Haus der Kunst, Die Maler am Bauhaus, May - June 1950, no. 157.; Stuttgart, Staatsgalerie, Klee und Kandinsky: Erinnerung an eine Kunstlerfreundschaft anlasslich Klees 100. Geburtstag, May - July 1979, no. 54, p. 60 (titled ‘Silbermondgelaut’).; London, Artemis Fine Arts, Paul Klee 1879-1940, October - December 1989, no. 7, p. 26 (illustrated p. 27).

Christie's London

Date: 2016-06-22
Lot Number: 7

Date: 1998-11-17
Lot Number: 340