Naval Observatory (Seewarte)
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1966.106
People
Paul Klee, Swiss (Münchenbuchsee near Bern, Switzerland 1879 - 1940 Muralto-Locarno, Switzerland)
Title
Naval Observatory (Seewarte)
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1926
Culture
Swiss
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Water-base paint on laid paper mounted on board
Dimensions
49.8 x 38.9 cm (19 5/8 x 15 5/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: graphite, upper right: Klee
  • inscription: Inscr., ink, along bottom border: 1926.4 Seewarte; ink, lower left, outside design area: II
Provenance
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Jaretsky, Jr., New York, New York, gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1966.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Jaretzki, Jr.
Copyright
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Accession Year
1966
Object Number
1966.106
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Charles Werner Haxthausen, The Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University, Abbeville Press (New York, NY, 1980), p. 113, repr.

Exhibition History

From Werkbund to Bauhaus: Art and Design in Germany 1900-1934, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge

Works from the 20th Century Collection of the Busch-Reisinger, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 06/15/1980 - 09/01/1980; Wildenstein Gallery, New York, New York, 09/23/1980 - 10/24/1980

Klee and Kandinsky: Works from the Harvard Collection and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 11/21/1980 - 01/17/1981

20th-Century Works on Paper from the Permanent Collection, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 09/07/1981 - 11/11/1981

Deutsche Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts aus dem Busch-Reisinger Museum, Stadtische Galerie im Stadelschen Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt, 10/23/1982 - 01/16/1983; Bauhaus-Archiv, Berlin 30, 02/10/1983 - 04/17/1983; Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, 05/08/1983 - 06/26/1983

Paul Klee, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 04/17/1993 - 06/13/1993

Subjects and Contexts

The Bauhaus

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