6 November 2013
Paul Klee (1879-1940)
Besser ins Wasser
signed 'Klee' (upper left); dated, numbered and titled '1939 CD 2 besser ins Wasser' (on the artist's mount)
red chalk on toned paper mounted on card
Sheet size: 8 1/8 x 13¾ in. (21 x 35 cm.) (irregular)
Mount size: 12 7/8 x 19 5/8 in. (32.8 x 50 cm.)
Executed in 1939
Werner Allenbach, Bern.
Galerie Rosengart, Lucerne.
Weintraub Gallery, New York (1959).
Acquired from the above by the family of the present owner, 1993.
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The Paul Klee Foundation, ed., Paul Klee, Catalogue raisonné, Bonn, 2004, vol. 8, p. 446, no. 8708 (illustrated).
New York, New Art Center Gallery, Paul Klee, Drawings and Watercolors, January-February 1960, no. 26.
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