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

Clown Mama

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Paul Klee (1879-1940)
Clown Mama
signed 'Klee' (lower right); dated, inscribed and numbered '1930 OE7 Clown mama' (on the artist's mount)
pen and black, red and brown ink on paper laid down on the artist's mount
Image: 23¾ x 16 in. (60.3 x 40.7 cm.)
Artist's mount: 25½ x 19½ in. (65 x 50 cm.)
Executed in 1930
Provenance
Lily Klee, Bern, from 1940 to 1946.
Klee-Gesellschaft, Bern, from 1946 to 1950.
Curt Valentin [Buchholz Gallery/Valentin Gallery], Berlin & New York, by 1950.
Davies, Minneapolis, until 1953.
Anonymous sale, Klipstein & Co., Bern, 13 November 1953, lot 220.
Margrit Linck-Daepp, Zollikofen, by whom acquired in 1953, and thence by descent to the present owner.
Literature
W. Grohmann, Paul Klee. Handzeichnungen 1921-1930, Potsdam/Berlin, 1934, no. 111.
The Paul Klee Foundation (ed.), Paul Klee, Catalogue raisonné, vol. 5, 1927-1930, Bern, 2001, no. 5396 (illustrated p. 530).
Exhibited
Basel, Kunsthalle, Gedächtnisausstellung Paul Klee, February - March 1941, no. 104.
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