Arrival of the Air Steamer, 1921

  • Paul Klee, Swiss, 1879-1940

Oil transfer and watercolor on paper with laid texture, mounted on thin cardboard.

  • Sheet: 12 5/8 × 18 1/8 inches (32.1 × 46 cm) Image (with border): 10 1/2 × 13 1/8 inches (26.7 × 33.3 cm) Image (excluding border): 9 1/2 × 12 1/4 inches (24.1 × 31.1 cm)
  • 18 × 20 1/2 × 1 3/8 inches (45.7 × 52.1 × 3.5 cm)

Bequest of Robert H. Tannahill

70.345

Signed, in pen and black ink, upper right of image: Klee

Watermark: [VIDACON-LES-ANNONAY B CRAYON ANCnf MANUFac] CANSON & MONTGOLFIER

Inscribed, in black ink, lower center below the yellow border: 1921/17 Ankunft des Luft-Dampfers Inscribed, in pencil, right lower margin: Paul Klee | 1921 Inscribed, in lower right corner: gelbl. Passep. | Kartong r. 55 Inscribed, in pencil, verso, center of mount: 10

dealer, Buchholz Gallery (New York, New York, USA)

Robert H. Tannahill (Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, USA)

1970-present, bequest to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Uhr, H. German Drawings and Watercolors. New York, 1987, pp. 258-259, no. 142. Masterpieces from the Detroit Institute of Arts. Tokyo, 1989, no. 100 (ill.).

Paul Klee, Arrival of the Air Steamer, 1921, oil transfer and watercolor on paper with laid texture, mounted on thin cardboard.. Detroit Institute of Arts, Bequest of Robert H. Tannahill, 70.345.