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Paul Klee (1879-1940)
FORMERLY IN THE COLLECTION OF KARL JULIUS ANSELMINO
Paul Klee (1879-1940)

Leda und d. Schwan (Leda and the Swan)

Details
Paul Klee (1879-1940)
Leda und d. Schwan (Leda and the Swan)
signed 'Klee' (lower right), dated, numbered and inscribed '1913 76 Leda und d. Schwan' (on the artist's mount)
pen and ink and red chalk on paper laid down on the artist's mount
image: 5 7/8 x 6 ¼ in. (14.3 x 15.8 cm.; irregular)
artist's mount: 9 ¼ x 8 7/8 in. (23.4 x 22.4 cm.)
Drawn in 1913
Provenance
Pfister collection, Munich; sale, Kunstkabinett, Stuttgart, 7-9 November 1951, lot 1615.
Karl Julius Anselmino, Wuppertal, by whom acquired at the above sale.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
Literature
C. Kröll, Die Bildtitel Paul Klees: Eine Studie zur Beziehung von Bild und Sprache in der Kunst des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts, Dissertation, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, Bonn, 1968, p.33.
P. Kort, The Ugly Face of Beauty: Paul Klee's Images of Aphrodite, Dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles, 1994, pp. 53 & 106.
A.-K. Günzel, 'Mythologisches Glossar', in exh. cat., Paul Klee: In der Maske des Mythos, Cologne, 1999, p. 276 (illustrated).
The Paul Klee Foundation, ed., Paul Klee, Catalogue raisonné, vol. II, 1913-1918, Bern, 2000, no. 978, p. 75 (illustrated).
Exhibited
Wuppertal, Kunst- und Museumsverein, Paul Klee, Werke aus den Jahren 1904 bis 1940, January - February 1956, no. 4.
Munich, Haus der Kunst, Paul Klee: In der Maske des Mythos, October 1999 - January 2000, no. 17, illustrated; this exhibition later travelled to Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, February - May 2000.
Sale room notice
Please note, the provenance should read:
Pfister collection, Munich; sale, Kunstkabinett, Stuttgart, 7-9 November 1951, lot 1615.
Karl Julius Anselmino, Wuppertal, by whom acquired at the above sale.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.

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