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Pen and black and brown ink and graphite with smudging on off-white wove paper, laid down on ivory wove card.
Signed recto, lower right, in image, in brown ink: "Klee"; lower left of support, in ink: "1931 p. 8 bildnis Frau Bl. (praecis)"; lower left, in graphite: "SCI/IX"; verso, in graphite: "Buchholz" and "10881 NY"; in ink: "Inv No [crossed out]" and "ZT/RJ"
Paul Klee Foundation, Paul Klee: Catalogue Raisonné 6 (Bern, 2001), p.76, no. 5513 (ill.).
New York, Saidenberg Gallery, “Paul Klee,” March 8-April 26, 1954, cat. 25.
Lugano, Switzerland, Museo civico di belle arti, “Paul Klee,” March 29-May 31, 1972, cat. 175.
The artist’s wife, Lily Klee (1876-1946), Bern [Paul Klee Foundation 2001]; Klee-Gesellschaft, Bern, to 1949 [Paul Klee Foundation 2001]. Curt Valentin, Berlin and New York, 1949 [Paul Klee Foundation 2001]. Clifford Odets, New York and Los Angeles, to 1954 [Paul Klee Foundation 2001]. Sold by Saidenberg Gallery, Inc., New York, to Clare Hoover, 1954 [Paul Klee Foundation 2001]; bequeathed by the Clare Hoover Trust to the Art Institute, 1998.
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