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Yellow Harbor

Artist:
Paul Klee (German (born Switzerland), Münchenbuchsee 1879–1940 Muralto-Locarno)
Date:
1921
Medium:
Watercolor and transferred printing ink on paper mounted on cardboard
Dimensions:
15 5/8 × 22 3/8 in. (39.7 × 56.8 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
The Berggruen Klee Collection, 1984
Accession Number:
1984.315.25
Not on view
Inscription: Signed (upper right): Klee; dated and inscribed on cardboard (lower center): 1921/26 Gelber Hafen +
the artist (1920–d. 1940); his widow, Lily Klee, Bern (1940–46); Paul Klee Society, later Paul Klee Foundation, Bern (1946–50; on consignment 1948–50 to Buchholz Gallery [Curt Valentin], New York, 1950, consignment no. 10870; sold by Buchholz in February 1950, for $1,200, to Rockefeller]; Nelson A. Rockefeller, New York (1950–78; sold on May 16, 1978 to Diamond); [Harold Diamond, New York, 1978]; Heinz Berggruen, Paris and Berlin (1978–84; his gift to MMA)

Munich. Glaspalast. "Münchener Neue-Secession. VII.Ausstellung," August–September 1921, no. 99 (as for sale).

Berlin. Kronprinzenpalais, Nationalgalerie. "Paul Klee," February 1923, no catalogue.

Venice. Biennale. "XXIV Biennale di Venezia," May 29–September 30, 1948, sala XXXVII, no. 8.

Wellesley, Mass. Farnsworth Museum, Wellesley College. "Paul Klee, Paintings and Prints," April 15–May 7, 1950, no catalogue.

Palm Beach, Fla. Society of the 4 Arts. "Paintings by Paul Klee, 1879–1940," March 9–April 1, 1951, no. 19 (lent by Mr. Nelson A. Rockefeller).

New York. Museum of Modern Art. "Twentieth-Century Art from the Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller Collection," May 26–September 1, 1969, unnumbered cat. (p. 132).

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Paul Klee: The Berggruen Klee Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art," May 6–July 31, 1988, unnumbered cat. (p. 136).

Kunsthalle Tübingen. "Paul Klee: Die Sammlung Berggruen im Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York und im Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris," January 22–April 16, 1989, unnumbered cat. (p. 135).

London. Tate Gallery. "Paul Klee: The Berggruen Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris," May 17–August 13, 1989, unnumbered cat. (p. 135).

Munich. Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus. "Mit dem Auge des Kindes—Kinderzeichnung und moderne Kunst," May 31–August 20, 1995, no. 4.41.

Kunstmuseum Bern. "Mit dem Auge des Kindes—Kinderzeichnung und moderne Kunst," September 7–November 26, 1995, no. 4.41.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Klee Landscapes," November 20, 1997–February 8, 1998, no catalogue.

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Sammlung Berggruen. "Klee aus New York: Hauptwerke der Sammlung Berggruen im Metropolitan Museum of Art," June 4–October 18, 1998, no. 13.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Klee the Voyager," February 4–May 4, 2003, no catalogue.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Klee: His Years at the Bauhaus (1921–1931)," November 19, 2004–April 3, 2005, no catalogue.

Santander. Fundación Marcelino Botín. "Paul Klee: Colección Berggruen," July 7–September 24, 2006, unnumbered cat. (p. 77).

Rome. Fondazione Memmo. "Paul Klee: La collezione Berggruen," October 11, 2006–January 7, 2007, no. 18.

William S. Lieberman. The Nelson A. Rockefeller Collection: Masterpieces of Modern Art. Ed. Dorothy Canning Miller. New York, 1981, ill. p. 114 (color), as in a private collection, Switzerland.

Sabine Rewald. Paul Klee: The Berggruen Klee Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1988, pp. 136–37, 278, 317, ill. (color and bw), notes that it was copied from an ink drawing in which the image is proportionately much larger (1920; collection Mr. and Mrs. Harvey R. Plonsker, Glencoe, Ill.; Helfenstein and Rümelin 1999, no. 2627).

Jonathan Fineberg in Mit dem Auge des Kindes—Kinderzeichnung und moderner Kunst. Ed. Helmut Friedel and Josef Helfenstein. Exh. cat., Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus. Munich, 1995, pp. 110, 244, no. 4.41, ill. p. 113 (color).

Josef Helfenstein and Christian Rümelin, ed. Paul Klee: Catalogue Raisonné. Ed. Paul Klee Foundation, Museum of Fine Arts, Berne. Vol. 3, 1919–1922. New York, 1999, pp. 267, 271, no. 2617, ill.

Vivian Endicott Barnett. The Blue Four Collection at the Norton Simon Museum. [Pasadena], 2002, p. 282.



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