Der Bote des Herbstes (grün/violette Stufung mit orange Akzent) (The Harbinger of Autumn [green/violet gradation with orange accent]) Artist: Paul Klee (Swiss, 1879–1940)


Watercolor and graphite


sheet: 9 9/16 × 12 3/8 in. (24.3 × 31.4 cm)
storage: 10 7/16 × 13 1/16 in. (26.5 × 33.1 cm)
matted: 13 1/16 × 18 15/16 in. (33.2 × 48.1 cm)

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Gift of Collection Société Anonyme

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Modern, 20th century


Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of records is ongoing.

  • Ruth L. Bohan et al., The Société Anonyme: Modernism for America, ed. Jennifer Gross, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2006), 197, ill
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Signed in black ink on sheet u.r. "Klee"; Inscribed in ink on mat below border 1.1. "1922/69"; inscribed in ink on mat below border 1.r. "Der Bote des Herbstes"

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