Wird Erwachen (Will Awaken)
Artist: Paul Klee
Artwork: Wird Erwachen (Will Awaken)
Size: sheet: 21 x 32.7; artist's mount: 35.1 x 50 cm
Medium: Watercolour and gouache on paper laid down on the artist's mount
Creation year: 1935
Marks: Faintly signed Klee (lower right); dated 1935, titled and inscribed K7 (lower centre) and numbered IV (lower left) on the artist's mount
Category: Drawings
Provenance: Lily Klee, Bern (the artist's wife, by descent from the artist in 1940); Klee Gesellschaft, Bern (from 1946); Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, Paris; Pierre Janlet, Brussels (acquired from the previous in May 1948); Thence by descent to the present owners
Exhibition history: Basel, Kunsthalle Basel, Paul Klee, 1935, no. 180; Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum & Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Paul Klee, 1957, no. 88a, illustrated in the catalogue; Brussels, Credit Communal de Belgique, Art Africain, Art Moderne, 1971, no. 160; Charleroi, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Panorama de l'œuvre de Paul Klee, 1980, no. 94, illustrated in the catalogue

Sotheby's London

Date: 2017-03-02
Lot Number: 164