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

Der Fürchterliche (The Terrible One)

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Paul Klee (1879-1940)
Der Fürchterliche (The Terrible One)
signed and numbered 'Klee 25612' (lower right); dated and inscribed '1925.F.eins der Fürchterliche' (on the artist's mount)
pen and ink on paper laid down on the artist's mount
Sheet: 4¾ x 7 1/8 in. (11.9 x 18.2 cm.)
Artist's mount: 10¾ x 13 3/8 in. (27.5 x 34 cm.)
Executed in 1925
Provenance
Lily Klee, Bern, from 1940 to 1946.
Klee Gesellschaft, Bern, from 1946 to 1949.
Curt Valentin, [Bucholz Gallery & Valentin Gallery], Berlin & New York, from 1949.
Gump's, San Francisco.
Monique Knowlton, Berkeley.
Galerie Jacques Kaplan, New York, until 1973.
Private collection, Switzerland, by whom acquired from the above in 1973, and thence by descent.
Literature
W. Grohmann, Paul Klee, Handzeichnungen 1921-1930, Potsdam/Berlin, 1934, no. 45.
M. Armitage (ed.), 5 Essays on Klee, New York, 1950 (illustrated on the frontispiece).
The Paul Klee Foundation, Paul Klee, Catalogue raisonné, vol. 4, 1923-1926, Bern, 2000, no. 3832, p. 360 (illustrated).

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