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


Paul Klee (1879-1940)
signed and dated '23 Klee 3/12' (lower left); dated again, titled and numbered '1923 229 Kinderbildnis' (on the artist's mount)
brush and pen and ink on paper laid down on card
Sheet size: 13 x 5 ¼ in. (33 x 13.3 cm.)
Mount size: 19 ½ x 10 in. (49.5 x 25.4 cm.)
Executed on 3 December 1923
Lily Klee, Bern (wife of the artist, by 1940).
Klee-Gesellschaft, Bern (acquired from the above, 1946).
Buchholz Gallery (Curt Valentin), New York (acquired from the above, 1950).
Acquired from the above by the family of the present owner, 1955.
W. Grohmann, Paul Klee: Handzeichnungen, 1921-1930, Berlin, 1934, p. 20, no. 16 (illustrated).
W. Grohmann, The Drawings of Paul Klee, New York, 1944 (illustrated, pl. 16).
W. Grohmann, Paul Klee: Handzeichnungen II, 1921-1930, Bergen, 1948, p. 39 (illustrated, pl. 16).
Dover Publications, ed., Klee Drawings: 60 Works by Paul Klee, New York, 1982, p. 15 (illustrated).
C. Hopfengart, Klee: Vom Sonderfall zum PublikumslieblingStationen seiner öffentlichen Resonanz in Deutschland 1905-1960, Mainz am Rhein, 1989, p. 166 (illustrated, fig. 62).
The Paul Klee Foundation, ed., Paul Klee: Catalogue Raisonné, 1923-1926, Bonn, 2000, vol. 4, p. 138, no. 3323 (illustrated).
Belgium, Section de Liège, Paul Klee, Eaux-Fortes, Man Ray: Abstractions, 1926, September-October 1948, no. 16.
New York, Buchholz Gallery (Curt Valentin), Klee: Sixty Unknown Drawings, January-February 1951, no. 23.
Minneapolis Institute of Art, Paul Klee: Drawings, 1908-1940, June-September 1953.
London, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Fifty Drawings by Paul Klee: Collection of Curt Valentin, New York, November-December 1953, no. 19.
Hanover, Kestner-Gesellschaft, Paul Klee, Max Beckmann, January-February 1954, no. 19.
Berlin, Galerie Schüler, Paul Klee: Handzeichnungen, March-April 1954, no. 19.
New York, M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., The Colin Collection: Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings and Sculpture, April-May 1960, no. 37 (illustrated).

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