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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1978.527
People
Paul Klee, Swiss (Münchenbuchsee near Bern, Switzerland 1879 - 1940 Muralto-Locarno, Switzerland)
Title
Botanical High Culture
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1938
Culture
Swiss
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/295220
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil paint and graphite over gesso on paper mounted on board
Dimensions
actual: 33.4 x 46.5 cm (13 1/8 x 18 5/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.l.: Klee
Provenance
[Curt Valentin, Buchholz, Gallery, New York, New York], sold; to Lois Orswell, Pomfret Center, Connecticut, 1945, gift; to the Fogg Art Museum, 1978.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Lois Orswell
Copyright
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Accession Year
1978
Object Number
1978.527
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Marjorie B. Cohn and Sarah Kianovsky, Lois Orswell, David Smith, and Modern Art, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2002), cat. no. 85, fig. 7 (color), pp. 47, 75, 371, 373, 380

Exhibition History

20th Century Abstract Painting and Sculpture, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, 04/16/1947 - 05/18/1947

Klee and Kandinsky: Works from the Harvard Collection and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 11/21/1980 - 01/17/1981

Paul Klee, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 04/17/1993 - 06/13/1993

Lois Orswell, David Smith, and Modern Art, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/21/2002 - 02/16/2003

Subjects and Contexts

The Bauhaus

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