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Mauerpflanze (Wallflower)

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Inscription

Upper left corner in graphite: 22; In pen and ink, l.l.: Klee. On mount, in brown ink l.l.: 1922/153, l.r. Mauerpflanze.

Signed

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Provenance

1923, exhibited at the Galerie Hans Goltz, Munich [see note 1]. 1945, exhibited at the Galeria Askanasy, Rio de Janeiro [see note 2]. By 1947 until at least 1957, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clifford, Radnor, PA [see note 3]. 1964, sold by M. Knoedler and Co., New York, to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 8, 1964) NOTES: [1] "Zehn Jahre Neue Kunst in München," Galerie Hans Goltz, Munich, January - February, 1923, cat. no. 25. [2] "Exposição de Arte Condenada pelo III. Reich," Galeria Askanasy, Rio de Janeiro, April 1945, cat. no. 43. [3] They lent it to "Masterpieces of Philadelphia Private Collections," Philadelphia Museum of Art, May 31-September 28, 1947, cat. no. 176, and "European Masters of Our Time," MFA, Boston, October 10-November 17, 1957, cat. no. 52.

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Residuary Fund

Copyright

1922

  • Paul Klee, German (born Switzerland, active Germany and Switzerland), 1879–1940
Dimensions

Sheet: 25.8 x 30.2 cm (10 3/16 x 11 7/8 in.) Mount: 28.9 x 34.9 cm (11 3/8 x 13 3/4 in.) Framed: 48.3 x 49.5 cm (19 x 19 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

64.526

Medium or Technique

Watercolor and pen and brown ink with graphite underdrawing on paper

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Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors