Sale: 546 / 19th Century Art, Dec. 09. 2023 in Munich Lot 339


339
Paul Klee
Blümlisalp von Hilterfingen aus, 1895.
Pencil drawing
Estimate:
€ 8,000 / $ 8,560
Sold:
€ 13,970 / $ 14,947

(incl. surcharge)
Blümlisalp von Hilterfingen aus. 1895.
Pencil drawing.
Lower right signed and dated "27.VII.95". Below numbered "V.103". Lower left inscribed "Blümlisalp (v. Hilterf. aus)". Numbered "VI" in upper right. On firm wove paper. 9.9 x 17.1 cm (3.8 x 6.7 in).
From the sketchbook VI, 1895/96, fol. 6. (catalogue raisonné no. 81), Paul-Klee Foundation, Kunstmuseum Bern, inv. no. p. 5.

PROVENANCE: Private collection Bavaria.

"A certain skill in handling sharp pencils and pens and a certain taste in the selection of motifs brought me the recognition of my immediate surroundings." (Paul Klee on his drawings, quoted in Jürgen Glaesemer, Paul Klee: Handzeichnungen, vol. I, Bern 1973, p. 19). In retrospect, Klee looked back with pride on his early drawings from the Bern years before presenting them to the Munich Academy and his future teacher Heinrich Knirr in October 1898, who "did not want to give them back at all". (Klee to Hans Bloesch, November 20, 1898, quoted from ibid., p. 25). Klee's sense of subtle details was already evident early on in the Swiss landscapes, before he achieved his status as an important artist who attached great importance to the line. The precise topographical designation, dating and signature already express the self-image of the 16-year-old artist. [FE]



339
Paul Klee
Blümlisalp von Hilterfingen aus, 1895.
Pencil drawing
Estimate:
€ 8,000 / $ 8,560
Sold:
€ 13,970 / $ 14,947

(incl. surcharge)