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Property from a Private Italian Collection

Paul Klee

Insectenfressende (Insectivores)

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35,000 - 45,000 GBP

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Property from a Private Italian Collection

Paul Klee

1879 - 1940

Insectenfressende (Insectivores)

signed Klee (lower left); titled twice, dated 1926 and numbered S.3. on the artist's mount

pen and ink on paper laid down on the artist's mount

Image size: 24.8 by 30.6cm., 9¾ by 12in.

Mount size: 39 by 48.8cm., 15⅜ by 19¼in.

Framed: 60.4 by 70.5cm., 23¾ by 27¾in.

Executed in 1926.

Hans und Erika Meyer-Benteli, Bern
Ted and Meret Schaap-Meyer, Vallamand-Dessous
M. Knoedler, Zürich
Private Collection, Milan (acquired by 1981)
Thence by descent to the present owner
Will Grohmann, Paul Klee, Potsdam/Berlin, 1934, no. 39
Josef Helfenstein & Christian Rümelin, Paul Klee. Catalogue raisonnée, 1923-1926, Bonn, 2000, Vol. IV, no. 4039, illustrated p. 454