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Paul Klee. Pastorale (Rhythms). 1927

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Pastorale (Rhythms)

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

Date:
1927
Medium:
Tempera on canvas mounted on wood
Dimensions:
27 1/4 x 20 5/8" (69.3 x 52.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Fund and exchange
MoMA Number:
157.1945

Collection work meeting criteria specified in Introduction.

On consignment from the artist to Rudolf Probst, Galerie Neue Kunst Fides, Dresden, 1928 [1]; on consignment from the artist to Galerie Alfred Flechtheim, Berlin, 1928 [2]; on loan to The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1930 [3]; on consignment from the artist to Alex Vömel, Düsseldorf, by 1934 [4]; to Mayor Gallery, London, by 1934 [5]; to Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler (Galerie Simon), Paris, by 1935 [6]; on loan to the Kunsthalle Basel, 1935 [7]; acquired by Karl Nierendorf, New York, by 1939 [8]; sold to Helen Resor (1886-1964), New York, by 1940 [9]; sold through Karl Nierendorf, New York to The Museum of Modern Art, 1945 (Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Fund and by exchange).
[1] Paul-Klee-Stiftung, Kunstmuseum Bern, eds. Paul Klee: catalogue raisonné. Bern: Benteli and New York: Thames and Hudson, vol. 5 (2001), no. 4233.
[2] Ibid. Included in the following exhibitions: Paul Klee, Galerie Flechtheim, Berlin, March 18-Easter 1928, no. 33 (Pastorale); Paul Klee, Galerie Flechtheim, Berlin, October 20-November 15, 1929 (no. 85); Paul Klee, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf in cooperation with Galerie Flechtheim, June 14-July 6, 1931 (no. 47).
[3] Included in the exhibition Paul Klee, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, March 13-April 2, 1930 (no. 22). 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]."
[4] Paul Klee: catalogue raisonné, vol. 5 (2001), no. 4233.
[5] Ibid. Mayor Gallery label on verso. Included in the exhibition Paul Klee, The Mayor Gallery London, January 16-mid-February 1934 (no. 27).
[6] Paul Klee: catalogue raisonné, vol. 5 (2001), no. 4233.
[7] Offered for sale at the exhibition Paul Klee, Kunsthalle Basel, October 27-November 24, 1935 (no. 5).
[8] Paul Klee: catalogue raisonné, vol. 5 (2001), no. 4233.
[9] Paul Klee, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, June 30-July 27, 1941 (Lender: Helen Resor).

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