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PAUL KLEE | Physiognomisches rätsel (Physiognomic Riddle)

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Description

  • Paul Klee
  • Physiognomisches rätsel (Physiognomic Riddle)
  • Signed Klee (lower right); dated 1921, numbered 222 and titled (on the artist's mount)
  • Brush and ink on paper mounted on card
  • Sheet: 6 5/8 by 3 1/4 in.; 17 by 8.2 cm
  • Mount: 10 3/4 by 7 3/8 in.; 27.3 by 18.7 cm
  • Executed in 1921.

Provenance

Werner Allenbach, Bern (acquired by 1956)
Berggruen & Cie, Paris (acquired in 1956) 
The Hanover Gallery Ltd., London (acquired by 1957)
The Redfern Galley, London
Acquired from the above

Literature

Will Grohmann, Paul Klee, Handzeichnungen, Potsdam & Berlin, 1934, no. 82
The Paul Klee Foundation & Museum of Fine Arts, Bern, eds., Paul Klee Catalogue Raisonné, 1919-1922, vol. III, Bern, 1999, no. 2813, illustrated p. 357
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