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Paul Klee. Fire in the Evening. 1929

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Fire in the Evening

Paul Klee (German, born Switzerland. 1879–1940)

1929. Oil on cardboard, 13 3/8 x 13 1/4" (33.8 x 33.3 cm). Mr. and Mrs. Joachim Jean Aberbach Fund

Collection work meeting criteria specified in Introduction.

153.1970

Acquired from the artist by Hermann Rupf (1880-1962) and Margrit Rupf, Bern [1]; acquired by Georg Schmidt (1896-1965), Basel-Binningen, Switzerland, by 1950 [2]; by inheritance to his daughter, Anita Moppert-Schmidt, Basel-Binningen, Switzerland, 1965 [3]; [Frank Perls Gallery, Los Angeles, 1968] [4]; sold through Kornfeld & Klipstein, Bern to Galerie Beyeler, Basel, June, 1968 [5]; acquired by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1970.
[1] Paul-Klee-Stiftung, Kunstmuseum Bern, eds. Paul Klee: catalogue raisonné. Bern: Benteli and New York: Thames and Hudson, vol. 5 (2001), no. 4851. Date of acquisition unknown.
[2] Ibid. Included in the exhibition Paul Klee, 1879-1940: Austellung aus Schweizer Privat-Sammlungen, Basel Kunstmuseum, 1950 (no. 33: "Privatbesitz Basel").
[3] Ibid.
[4] Ibid. Ownership could not be verified.
[5] Ibid. Moderne Kunst des neunzehnten und zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts, Kornfeld & Klipstein, Bern, June 13-June 15, 1968 (no. 479: Feuer abends).

Fire at Evening
Fire, Eveningtime
[Feuer Abends]

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