About This Artwork

Paul Klee
German, born Switzerland, 1879-1940

The Sales Woman in the Open (Study for 'Exotic'), 1938

Brush and black ink on off-white wove paper, tipped onto ivory card
431 x 270 mm; 551 x 347 mm (mount: sight)
Signed upper right: "Klee"

Bequest of Elizabeth H. Paepcke, 1994.767

© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

The Arts Club of Chicago, "Paul Klee: Works from Chicago Collections," January 16-February 20, 1962, cat. 56.

Chicago, Ill., Worthington Gallery, "Paul Klee," October 12-December 1, 1979, cat. 21.

Publication History

The Paul Klee Foundation, Paul Klee: Catalogue Raisonné 7 (Bern, 2003), p. 331, no. 7211 (ill.).

Ownership History

Werner Allenbach, Bern, to 1953 [Paul Klee Foundation 2003]. Galerie Rosengart, Lucerne, 1953 [Paul Klee Foundation 2003]. Main Street Gallery, Chicago, about 1953 [Paul Klee Foundation 2003]; Elizabeth Paepcke, Chicago, by 1962 [email from Paula Paepcke Zurcher; label indicating Paepcke lent the work to Chicago 1962]; bequeathed to the Art Institute, 1994.

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