Portrait Sketch ‘Aunt and Nephew’, Paul Klee
Paul Klee
Portrait Sketch ‘Aunt and Nephew’
Back to top

Paul Klee

Portrait Sketch ‘Aunt and Nephew’, 1915

226 x 256 mm
max. 140 x 150 mm
Physical Description
Brush in grey on laid paper, mounted on wove cardboard
Inventory Number
Object Number
17772 Z
Acquired in 2019, property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

Work Data

Basic Information

Portrait Sketch ‘Aunt and Nephew’
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Brush in grey on laid paper, mounted on wove cardboard
Geographic Reference
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert am rechten Bildrand unten (mit der Feder in Schwarz): Klee; auf dem Montagekarton unterhalb der Zeichnung und einer horizontalen Linie datiert und nummeriert (mit der Feder in Schwarz): 1915 179
Captions Added Later
Auf dem Montagekarton nummeriert unten links (mit Bleistift): 16
Verso bezeichnet, betitelt, datiert und nummeriert unten links (mit Bleistift): [...]is [vorne abgeschnitten] Tante & Neffe, 1915 /179 P7547; unten rechts (mit Bleistift): Gm
Auf dem Passepartout nummeriert unten rechts (mit Bleistift): 626
  • Nicht feststellbar
Work Catalogues
  • Klee WVZ 1513

Property and Acquisition

Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Eigentum des Städelschen Museums-Vereins e.V.
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquired in 2019, property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

Work Content

Motifs and References


  • 31D15 adult woman
  • 42G233 nephews, nieces (third degree family relationships)
  • 42G232 uncles, aunts (third degree family relationships)
  • 42 family, descendance
  • 22C4(GREY) colours, pigments, and paints (GREY)
  • 0 Abstract, Non-representational Art

Research and Discussion


Other Inventory Number
  • LG 101 Z


Object History
Paul Klee (1879-1940)
verkauft an Goltz im Dezember 1921
Carl Hagemann (1867-1940), Frankfurt
Nachlass Carl Hagemann, Frankfurt, 1940
erworben durch den Städelschen Museums-Verein, Frankfurt 2019.


Since 2001, the Städel Museum has systematically been researching the provenance of all objects that were acquired during the National Socialist period, or that changed owners or could have changed owners during those years. The basis for this research is the “Washington Declaration”, also known as the “Washington Conference Principles”, formulated at the 1998 “Conference on Holocaust-Era Assets” and the subsequent “Joint Declaration”.

The provenance information is based on the sources researched at the time they were published digitally. However, this information can change at any time when new sources are discovered. Provenance research is therefore a continuous process and one that is updated at regular intervals.

Ideally, the provenance information documents an object’s origins from the time it was created until the date when it found its way into the collection. It contains the following details, provided they are known:

  • the type of acquisition and/or the way the object changed hands
  • the owner's name and place of residence
  • the date on which it changed hands

The successive ownership records are separated from each other by a semicolon.

Gaps in the record of a provenance are indicated by the placeholder “…”. Unsupported information is listed in square brackets.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact the museum at .

More to discover


Do you have any suggestions, questions or information about this work?

Last update