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Graphite on off-white wove paper, laid down on tan wove card
Signed recto, upper left, in pen and black ink: "Klee"; dated recto, lower left on mount, in pen and black ink: "1917. 142"; remnants of script in pen and iron gall ink on this reused sheet, recto, upper edge and striking through from verso, illegible
Josef Helfenstein and Christian Rümelin, Paul Klee: Catalogue Raisonné (Paul Klee Foundation/Benteli, 2002), p. 427, no. 1826.
Suzanne Folds McCullagh (ed.), Drawings in Dialogue: Old Master Through Modern, The Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection, exh. cat. (Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 2006), p. 174, cat. 125 (ill.).
Art Institute of Chicago, “Drawings in Dialogue: Old Master Through Modern, The Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection,” June 3–July 30, 2006, p. 174, cat. 125 (ill.).
Estate of the artist [stamp (Paul• Klee; not in Lugt) verso, lower right on mount, in purple]; Galerie Neue Kunst Hans Goltz, Munich, c. 1919. Private collection, Bern, until 1952. Galerie Rosengart, Lucerne, 1952–1953. Berggruen and Company, Paris, c. 1953 [all early provenance according to Klee Foundation, 2002]. Sold, Sotheby’s, New York, Nov. 16, 1989, lot 156, to Dorothy Braude Edinburg, Brookline, MA; given to the Art Institute of Chicago, 2013.
Klee Foundation 1826
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