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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2009.3
People
Paul Klee, Swiss (Münchenbuchsee near Bern, Switzerland 1879 - 1940 Muralto-Locarno, Switzerland)
Title
From Gliding to Rising
Other Titles
Original Language Title: Von Gleiten zu Steigen
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1923
Culture
German
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil transfer and watercolor on paper, mounted on card
Dimensions
sheet: 35.6 x 51.7 cm (14 x 20 3/8 in.)
mount: 48.8 x 63.5 cm (19 3/16 x 25 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: Signed in ink, u.r.
  • (not assigned): Inscr. l.l. in ink: IV
    Titled and dated . in lower border: 1923.89 von Gleiten zu Steigen
    On backing board: Label from Buchholz Gallery, indicating gallery no. 9841., 32 loan labels for temporary loan to the Fogg Art Museum
  • label: removed from backing board: Bucholz Gallery / Curt Valentin / 32 East 57th Street, New York / From Gliding to Rising / Paul Klee. (1923) / Watercolor and ink. / 14 x 20 3/4" / 9841
  • label: 32 labels removed from backing board: Fogg Art Museum Deknatel loan labels with the following loan numbers: 10362.1, 10154, 10688.2, 10853.2, 18714.9, 20553.10, 22712.5, 23389.9, 24051.5, 24807.8, 25539.6, 27146.6, 28427.5, 13464.3, 13327.2, 12946.3, 15740.4, 16259.4, 16967.5, 17586.5, 18296.7, 13959.2, 14254.2, 14496.2, 14911.2, 15303.2, 21518.10, 22157.4, 10321, 11384.4, 11833.1
Provenance
Rudolf Probst (Galerie Neue Kunst Fides), Dresden/Mannheim (until 1933)
Lily Klee, Bern (1940-1946)
Klee Society, Bern (1946-1947)
Karl Nierendorf (from 1947)
Curt Valentin
Professor and Mrs. Frederick Deknatel (by 1960)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Bequest of Virginia H. Deknatel in memory of Wilhelm Koehler
Copyright
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Accession Year
2009
Object Number
2009.3
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Paul Klee, Josef Helfenstein, and Christian Rümelin, Paul Klee, catalogue raisonné, Paul-Klee Stiftung Kunstmuseum Bern (Bern, Switzerland, 1998-2004), vol. 4, p. 90, cat. no. 3182

John Sallis, ed., Paul Klee: Philosophical Vision: From Nature to Art, exh. cat., McMullen Museum of Art (Chestnut Hill, MA, 2012), pp. 41, 95, 102, 146, 159, 216, ill.

John Sallis, Klee's Mirror, State University of New York Press (New York, 2015), p. 14, fig. 7, ill. (color)

Exhibition History

Paul Klee: Philosophical Vision from Nature to Art, McMullen Museum of Art, Chestnut Hill, 09/01/2012 - 12/09/2012

Subjects and Contexts

The Bauhaus

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