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Paul Klee (1879-1940)

Bedrängt

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Paul Klee (1879-1940)
Bedrängt
signed 'Klee' (lower left); dated, numbered and inscribed '1939 CC 6 bedrängt' (on the artist's mount)
pencil on paper laid down on the artist's mount
sheet: 11¾ x 8¼ in. (29.7 x 20.9 cm.)
the artist's mount: 19¾ x 13¾ in. (50.2 x 34.9 cm.)
Drawn in 1939
Provenance
Lily Klee, Bern, from 1940 to 1946.
Klee-Gesellschaft, Bern, from 1946, and thence to his estate.
Acquired from the above by the late Ernst Beyeler in 2008.
Literature
The Paul Klee Foundation (ed.), Paul Klee, Catalogue raisonné, vol. 8, 1939, Bern, 2004, no. 8251 (illustrated p. 269).
Exhibited
Kiel, Kunsthalle, Im Gleichgewicht, Paul Klee und die Moderne, Nestler, Ruthenbeck, Visch, June - August 1987, no. 66.
Stuttgart, Wurttembergischer Kunstverein, Paul Klee, Spätwerk, Arbeiten auf Papier 1937-1939, October 1990 - January 1991, no. 226 (illustrated); this exhibition later travelled to Emden, Kunsthalle. Bern, Kunstmuseum (on loan from 1992 to 1995).
Frankfurt, Kunstverein, 13 Räume für die Zeichnung, Die Schweizer Zeichnung im 20. Jahrhundert, September - November 1998 (ex. cat.); this exhibition later travelled to Salzburg, Rupertinum.
Dusseldorf, Paul Klee, Kleinode, Die Sammlung, June - August 2001. Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Paul Klee, June - September 2008, no. 51 (illustrated p. 79).
Ulm, Museum, Kosmos und Marionette, Paul Klee und die Romantik, March - May 2009, no. 5 (illustrated p. 49).
Paris, Musée de l'Orangerie, Paul Klee 1879-1940, La collection d'Ernst Beyeler, April - July 2010, no. 19 (illustrated p. 46).
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