Aquarium Green-Red

Aquarium Green-Red
Artist:
Paul Klee (Swiss, 1879-1940)
Date:
1921
Medium:
Watercolor and ink on laid papers, mounted on Japanese laid paper mounted on thin cardboard 
Dimensions:
comp: 8-7/8 x 4-3/4 in. (22.5 x 12.1 cm); mount: 9-1/2 x 6 in. (24.1 x 15.2 cm) 
Credit Line:
Norton Simon Museum, The Blue Four Galka Scheyer Collection 
Accession Number:
P.1953.049 
Copyright:
© Norton Simon Museum 
Not on View
Description

This aquarium scene formed a single watercolor when originally composed. Prior to mounting, Klee cut off the lower portion, turned it around 180 degrees, and mounted it above the larger section.

Provenance:

The artist, sold 1920s to;
Galka Scheyer;
Pasadena Art Institute, Pasadena, 1953-1954;
Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena,1954-1975;
Norton Simon Museum, 1975.

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