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Episode Before an Arab Town

Paul Klee (German (born Switzerland), Münchenbuchsee 1879–1940 Muralto-Locarno)

Date:
1923
Medium:
Watercolor and transferred printing ink on paper, bordered with gouache and ink, mounted on cardboard
Dimensions:
8 7/8 x 12 in. (22.5 x 30.5 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
The Berggruen Klee Collection, 1987
Accession Number:
1987.455.14
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Signed (center left): Klee; dated and inscribed on cardboard (bottom center): 1923 /// 53. Scene vor einer arabischen Stadt

  • Exhibition History

    Canberra. Australian National Gallery. "20th Century Masters from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York," March 1–April 27, 1986, unnumbered cat. (p. 45).

    Brisbane. Queensland Art Gallery. "20th Century Masters from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York," May 7–July 1, 1986, unnumbered cat.

    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. 171).

    Hamm. Gustav Lübcke Museum. "Paul Klee, Reisen in den Süden: "Reisefieber praecisiert"," January 26–April 13, 1997, no. 13.

    Museum der Bildenden Künste, Leipzig. "Paul Klee, Reisen in den Süden: "Reisefieber praecisiert"," May 8–July 13, 1997, no. 13.

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

    New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Klee Cities," June 22–September 5, 1999, no catalogue.

    New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Landscapes by Klee and Kiefer," January 12–September 30, 2001, no catalogue.

    New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Cityscapes by Klee and Feininger," September 25, 2002–January 26, 2003, no catalogue.

    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 Creatures," December 12, 2003–March 14, 2004, no catalogue.

    Musée des Beaux Arts, Lyons. "Le génie de l'Orient, l'Europe moderne et les arts de l'Islam," April 2–July 4, 2011, no. 208 (as "Scène devant une ville arabe").

  • References

    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. 170–71, 281, 318, ill. (color and bw).

    Josef Helfenstein and Christian Rümelin, eds. Paul Klee: Catalogue Raisonné. Vol. 4, 1923–1926. Ed. Paul Klee Foundation, Museum of Fine Arts, Berne. New York, 2000, p. 54, no. 3146, ill.

    Rémi Labrusse. Islamophilies: L'Europe moderne et les arts de l'Islam. Exh. cat., Musée des Beaux Arts, Lyons. Paris, 2011, pp. 292, 393, no. 208, ill. p. 308 (color).

  • See also
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