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Paul Klee (1879-1940)
Paul Klee (1879-1940)

Frisst aus der Hand "Zweite Fassung" (Eats out of the Hand "Second Version")

Paul Klee (1879-1940)
Frisst aus der Hand "Zweite Fassung" (Eats out of the Hand "Second Version")
signed 'Klee' (upper left); dated, numbered and inscribed '1920/171 Frisst aus d. Hand "Zweite Fassung"' (on the artist's mount)
oil transfer drawing and watercolour on paper attached to the artist's mount
sheet: 12 x 9 1/2 in. (30.4 x 24 cm.)
artist's mount: 15 3/4 x 12 3/4 in. (40.1 x 32.5 cm.)
Executed in 1920
Lily Klee, Bern, from 1940 to 1946.
Klee-Gesellschaft, Bern, from 1946 to 1947.
Karl Nierendorf, Cologne, Berlin & New York, 1947.
Galerie Feilchenfeldt, Zurich.
Private collection, Germany, and thence by descent to the present owner.
J. Glaesemer, Paul Klee, Handzeichnungen I, Kindheit bis 1920, Bern, 1973, pp. 259-260 (illustrated).
The Paul Klee Foundation (ed.), Paul Klee, Catalogue raisonné, vol. 3, 1919-1922, Bern, 1999, no. 2516 (illustrated p. 234).
Berlin, Nationalgalerie, Kronprinzenpalais, Paul Klee, February 1923 (n.n.).
London, The Tate Gallery, Paul Klee, December 1945 - February 1946, no. 41.
Wuppertal, Kunst- und Museumsverein, Paul Klee, January - February 1956, no. 20.
Bern, Kunstmuseum, Paul Klee, August - November 1956, no. 439.
Hamburg, Kunsthalle, Paul Klee, December 1956 to January 1957, no. 96.
Brussels, Palais des Beaux Arts, Paul Klee, March - May 1957, no. 26.
Cologne, Kunsthalle, Weltkunst aus Privatbesitz, May - August 1968, no. G8.

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Lot Essay

This is Paul Klee's 'second version' of the work currently in the Heinz Berggruen collection in Berlin (PKS 2350). There is a related pencil drawing in the Paul-Klee-Stiftung (PKS 2392).

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