Paul Klee (1879-1940)
Property from the Estate of Arnold Newman
Paul Klee (1879-1940)

Scherzo mit der Leiter

Paul Klee (1879-1940)
Scherzo mit der Leiter
signed 'Klee' (lower center), dated, numbered and titled '1918 174 Scherzo mit der Leiter' (on the artist's mount)
pen and India ink on paper laid down by the artist on board
Sheet size: 11½ x 8¾ in. (29.2 x 22.2 cm.)
Mount size: 12 7/8 x 9 7/8 in. (32.7 x 25.2 cm.)
Drawn in 1918
Estate of the artist.
Lily Klee, Bern (by descent from the above, 1940).
Klee-Gesellschaft, Bern (acquired from the above, 1946).
Buchholz Gallery (Curt Valentin), Berlin and New York (acquired from the above, by 1950).
W. Grohmann, Paul Klee. Handzeichnungen, Cologne, 1959, p. 24 (illustrated).
W. Grohmann, Der Maler Paul Klee, Cologne, 1966, p. 45 (illustrated).
F. Klee, Paul Klee: Rosenwind, Farbbilder, Zeichnungen und autobiografische Notizen, Freiburg, 1984, p. 13 (illustrated).
K.P. Aichele, "Paul Klee's Operatic Themes and Variations," The Art Bulletin, September 1986, pp. 450-466 (illustrated).
The Paul Klee Foundation, ed., Paul Klee, Catalogue raisonné, Bern, 1999, vol. 2, p. 515, no. 2021 (illustrated).
New York, Curt Valentin Gallery, Paul Klee: Sixty-six Unknown Drawings, April 1955, no. 5 (illustrated on the cover).

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