Watercolor, with stippling and pen and black ink, on white wove paper, laid down on cream wove card
Signed recto, upper left, in brush and black ink: "Klee"; dated, lower left on mount, in pen and black ink: "1925 n.2."; lower right on mount, in pen and black ink: "die Lampe auf dem Balcon"; verso, lowerleft, in graphite: "5285"
226 × 282 mm (primary support); 317 × 395 mm (secondary support)
Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection
Paul Klee Foundation, Paul Klee: Catalogue Raisonné 4 (Bern, 2000), p. 299, cat. 3723 (ill.).
By descent to the artist’s wife, Lily Klee (1876–1946), 1940–46; Klee Gesellschaft, Bern, 1946–51; Galerie Rosengart, Lucerne, 1950–51 [all early provenance according to Klee Foundation, 2000]. Sold, Sotheby’s, London, Dec. 5, 1962, lot 21, to Parker [auct. cat. price list]. Galerie Beyeler, Basel, 1964 [New York 1985 auct. cat.]. Harold B. Scott, New York, about 1964 [Klee Foundation 2000]. Sold, Christie’s, New York, Nov. 13, 1985, lot 144. Sold, Sotheby’s, New York, May 12, 1987, lot 158, to Dorothy Braude Edinburg, Brookline, MA; given to the Art Institute of Chicago, 2013.
Klee Foundation 3723
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