Paul Klee. Gifts for "J.". 1928

Paul Klee

Gifts for "J."

1928

Medium
Oil, ink, and gesso on canvas mounted on wood
Dimensions
15 3/4 x 22" (40 x 55.9 cm)
Credit
Gift of James Thrall Soby
Object number
1092.1969
Copyright
© 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Department
Painting and Sculpture
This work is not on view.
Paul Klee has 144 works online.
There are 2,242 paintings online.
This work is included in the Provenance Research Project, which investigates the ownership history of works in MoMA's collection.
On consignment from the artist to Galerie Alfred Flechtheim, Berlin, 1929 [1]; on loan to The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1930 [2]; sold through J.B. Neumann, New York to James Thrall Soby (1906-1979), Hartford/New York/New Canaan, August 10, 1932 [3]; given to The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1969.
[1] Paul-Klee-Stiftung, Kunstmuseum Bern, eds. Paul Klee: catalogue raisonné. Bern: Benteli and New York: Thames and Hudson, vol. 5 (2001), no. 4754. Included in the exhibition Paul Klee, Galerie Alfred Flechtheim, Berlin, October 20-November 15, 1929 (no. 96).
[2] Included in the exhibition Paul Klee, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, March 13-April 2, 1930 (no. 40). The catalogue notes on p. 13: "Unless otherwise indicated the paintings belong to the artist and are exhibited by arrangement with his representatives [Galerie Alfred Flechtheim, Berlin and J.B. Neumann, New York]."
[3] Collection files, Department of Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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