Swiss Art


Koller’s auctions dedicated to Swiss Art are a must for consignors as well as buyers in this field. Every important Swiss artist is regularly rep­resented in the catalogues for our June and December auctions. For many of these artists, Koller holds the world record for prices realised at auction, and in so-called “fringe” categories such as 19th-century Swiss landscape painting, we also consistently register excellent results. The tradition of collecting Swiss Art runs deep in Switzerland, and there is scarcely an area of the country where our specialists have not received a work to include in one of our auctions.

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Upcoming auctions

A195 - Swiss Art
04.12.2020

Past auctions

ibid113 - Ibid Swiss Art
09.07.2020
A193 - Swiss Art
03.07.2020
 
ibid109 - Ibid Swiss Art
11.12.2019
A191 - Swiss Art
06.12.2019
 

HODLER, FERDINAND (Bern 1853 - 1918 Geneva) Die Strasse von Evordes. Circa 1890. (The Evordes road) Oil on canvas. Signed lower right: F. Hodler. 62.5 x 44.5 cm. This painting is registered at the Swiss Art Institute as by the hand of Ferdinand Hodler Provenance: - Private collection Leipzig. - Swiss private collection . Literature: - Exh. cat. Sammlung Oskar Reinhart Winterthur. Bern 1939, p. 23. - Wohlgemuth, Matthias / Zelger, Franz / Stiftung Oskar Reinhart Winterthur: vol III. Schweizer Maler und Bildhauer seit Ferdinand Hodler. Zurich 1984, p. 196, (Anm. 15.). - Bätschmann, Oskar und Müller, Paul: Ferdinand Hodler, Catalogue raisonné der Gemälde, vol. 1, Die Landschaften, Schweizerisches Institut für Kunstwissenschaft, Zurich 2008, p. 196, cat. raisonné No. 194, (with ill).
CHF 1.11 Mio.
HODLER, FERDINAND (Bern 1853 - 1918 Geneva) Die Strasse von Evordes. Circa 1890. (The Evordes road) Oil on canvas. Signed lower right: F. Hodler. 62.5 x 44.5 cm. This painting is registered at the Swiss Art Institute as by the hand of Ferdinand Hodler Provenance: - Private collection Leipzig. - Swiss private collection . Literature: - Exh. cat. Sammlung Oskar Reinhart Winterthur. Bern 1939, p. 23. - Wohlgemuth, Matthias / Zelger, Franz / Stiftung Oskar Reinhart Winterthur: vol III. Schweizer Maler und Bildhauer seit Ferdinand Hodler. Zurich 1984, p. 196, (Anm. 15.). - Bätschmann, Oskar und Müller, Paul: Ferdinand Hodler, Catalogue raisonné der Gemälde, vol. 1, Die Landschaften, Schweizerisches Institut für Kunstwissenschaft, Zurich 2008, p. 196, cat. raisonné No. 194, (with ill).
KLEE, PAUL (Münchenbuchsee/Bern 1879 - 1940 Muralto) Vier Türme. 1923, 100. (four towers) Watercolour and pencil on paper, mounted by the artist on board. Margin strips above and below in watercolour and pen on board. Signed lower right: Klee. Dated, numbered and entitled centre bottom in the margin strip: 1923. 100. Vier Türme. 26 x 32 cm. Provenance: In the same Swiss family collection since the beginning of the 1930s Exhibited: Die Maler am Bauhaus, Haus der Kunst, Munich, May - June 1950, No. 159. Literature : Paul Klee - Catalogue raisonné, vol. 4, 1923-1926, pub by Paul-Klee foundation, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern 2000, No. 3194. Expertise: Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Contract number. 0711/1, 29. October 2007.
CHF 1.06 Mio.
KLEE, PAUL (Münchenbuchsee/Bern 1879 - 1940 Muralto) Vier Türme. 1923, 100. (four towers) Watercolour and pencil on paper, mounted by the artist on board. Margin strips above and below in watercolour and pen on board. Signed lower right: Klee. Dated, numbered and entitled centre bottom in the margin strip: 1923. 100. Vier Türme. 26 x 32 cm. Provenance: In the same Swiss family collection since the beginning of the 1930s Exhibited: Die Maler am Bauhaus, Haus der Kunst, Munich, May - June 1950, No. 159. Literature : Paul Klee - Catalogue raisonné, vol. 4, 1923-1926, pub by  Paul-Klee foundation, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern 2000, No. 3194. Expertise: Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Contract number. 0711/1, 29. October 2007.
KLEE, PAUL (Münchenbuchsee/Bern 1879 - 1940 Muralto) Ein Magier experimentierend. 1939, 555 (CC15). (Magician experimenting) Kleister colour on chalk ground on cotton cloth. 51 x 50 cm. Provenance: - Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, Paris (1939). - Karl Nierendorf, Köln/ Berlin/ New York (from 1939). - Lily Klee, Bern (1940 - 1946). - Klee-society, Bern (1946 - 1950). - Paul-Klee-foundation, Bern (1950 - 1952). - Felix Klee, Bern (1953-1983), estate, No. 1373. - Swiss private collection. Exhibited: - From der Sammlung Felix Klee. Paul Klee, Kandinsky, Jawlensky, Marc, Feininger u.a., Kunstmuseum, Bern, 26.5.-28.8.1966, No. 95. - Paul Klee. Collezione di Felix Paul Klee, Berna. Museo civico di belle arti, Villa Ciani, Lugano, 29.3. - 31.5.1972, No. 20. - Surrealität - Bildrealität, Städtische Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf, 8.12.1974 - 2.2.1975, ex cat. Literature : - Rümlin, Christian: Klees Umgang mit seinem eigenen Oeuvre, in: Exhibition catalogue. Paul Klee. Jahre der Meisterschaft 1917- 1933, Stadthalle Balingen, 28. 7.-30. 9. 2001, Balingen 2001, p. 220, Anm. 86. - Catalogue raisonné Paul Klee pub by the Paul-Klee foundation, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern 2004, vol. 8, p. 273, No 8261.
CHF 858 000
KLEE, PAUL (Münchenbuchsee/Bern 1879 - 1940 Muralto) Ein Magier experimentierend. 1939, 555 (CC15). (Magician experimenting) Kleister colour on chalk ground on cotton cloth. 51 x 50 cm. Provenance: - Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, Paris (1939). - Karl Nierendorf, Köln/ Berlin/ New York (from 1939). - Lily Klee, Bern (1940 - 1946). - Klee-society, Bern (1946 - 1950). - Paul-Klee-foundation, Bern (1950 - 1952). - Felix Klee, Bern (1953-1983), estate, No. 1373. - Swiss private collection. Exhibited: - From der Sammlung Felix Klee. Paul Klee, Kandinsky, Jawlensky, Marc, Feininger u.a., Kunstmuseum, Bern, 26.5.-28.8.1966, No. 95. - Paul Klee. Collezione di Felix Paul Klee, Berna. Museo civico di belle arti, Villa Ciani, Lugano, 29.3. - 31.5.1972, No. 20. - Surrealität - Bildrealität, Städtische Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf, 8.12.1974 - 2.2.1975, ex cat. Literature : - Rümlin, Christian: Klees Umgang mit seinem eigenen Oeuvre, in: Exhibition catalogue. Paul Klee. Jahre der Meisterschaft 1917- 1933, Stadthalle Balingen, 28. 7.-30. 9. 2001, Balingen 2001, p. 220, Anm. 86. - Catalogue raisonné Paul Klee pub by the Paul-Klee foundation, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern 2004, vol. 8, p. 273, No 8261.
VALLOTTON, FELIX (Lausanne 1865 - 1925 Paris) Chemin au Mourillon. 1925. Oil on canvas. Signed lower right and dated: F. VALLOTTON. 25. 73 x 60 cm. Provenance: - F. Vallotton estate, No. 221. - Galerie Vallotton, Lausanne, No. 947. - private collection, acquired at the above gallery. Literature: - Duplain, Ami-Ferdinand: Félix Vallotton, in: Lectures du foyer. Revue hebdomadaire illustrée, 26. year, No. 34, Lausanne 1937, p. 1 ff., with ill. S. 3. - Jaloux, Edmond: Félix Vallotton, in: Formes et couleurs. Revue d'art, de littérature et de musique, Vol. II, No. 4-5, Lausanne 1940, with ill. - Ducrey, Marina: Félix Vallotton, L'oeuvre peint, vol. III, Catalogue raisonné, Zurich/Lausanne 2005, No. 1648, with ill.
CHF 700 000
VALLOTTON, FELIX (Lausanne 1865 - 1925 Paris) Chemin au Mourillon. 1925. Oil on canvas. Signed lower right and dated: F. VALLOTTON. 25. 73 x 60 cm. Provenance: - F. Vallotton estate, No. 221. - Galerie Vallotton, Lausanne, No. 947. - private collection, acquired at the above gallery. Literature: - Duplain, Ami-Ferdinand: Félix Vallotton, in: Lectures du foyer. Revue hebdomadaire illustrée, 26. year, No. 34, Lausanne 1937, p. 1 ff., with ill. S. 3. - Jaloux, Edmond: Félix Vallotton, in: Formes et couleurs. Revue d'art, de littérature et de musique, Vol. II, No. 4-5, Lausanne 1940, with ill. - Ducrey, Marina: Félix Vallotton, L'oeuvre peint, vol. III, Catalogue raisonné, Zurich/Lausanne 2005, No. 1648, with ill.