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Praetendent (Pretender)

Paul Klee-Praetendent (Pretender)-1939

Sell Through Rate: 50%

Artist:
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 :
Drawing
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

Sotheby's New York

Date:
2013-05-08
Lot Number :
413
Low Estimate :
$150,000
High Estimate :
$250,000
Hammer Price :
Not sold

Christie's New York

Date:
1998-02-19
Lot Number :
31
Low Estimate :
$80,000[+25%]*
High Estimate :
$100,000[0%]*
Hammer Price :
$100,000
Sold For :
$112,500*
Notes :
Photo-certificate dated 'Bern, December 22.1997.' from Josef Helfenstein and Michale Baumgartner of the Paul Klee Stiftung accompanies this watercolor