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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1998.233
People
Paul Klee, Swiss (Münchenbuchsee near Bern, Switzerland 1879 - 1940 Muralto-Locarno, Switzerland)
Title
Landing Boat
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1929
Culture
Swiss
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/312324
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Watercolor over gesso on gauze cloth mounted on paper
Dimensions
34.7 x 51 cm (13 11/16 x 20 1/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.l.: Klee
Provenance
[Curt Valentin, Buchholtz Gallery, New York, New York], sold; to Lois Orswell, Pomfret Center, Connecticut, 1944, bequest; to Harvard University Art Museums, 1998.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, The Lois Orswell Collection
Copyright
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Accession Year
1998
Object Number
1998.233
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Robert Taylor, "Venice Observed, Show in Dramatic Fogg Display", The Boston Herald (May 13, 1956), p. 19, p. 19

Paul Klee, brochure, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1993), no. 23

Marjorie B. Cohn and Sarah Kianovsky, Lois Orswell, David Smith, and Modern Art, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2002), cat. no. 84, fig. 13 (color), pp. 36, 37, 47, 54, 75, 82, 126, 186 note 22, 371

Exhibition History

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

[Benefit exhibition for the Boston Arts Festival], Margaret Brown Gallery, Boston, 05/08/1956 - 05/29/1956

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

A Decade of Collecting: Recent Acquisitions of Prints and Drawings from 1480 to 1940, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 03/25/2000 - 07/02/2000

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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