7 February 2013
Paul Klee (1879-1940)
Physiognomisch nach M.B (Physiognomic after M.B)
signed 'Klee' (upper right); dated '25 3 12' (upper left); dated and inscribed '1925.O.2 Physiognomisch nach M. B.' (on the artist's mount)
pencil on paper laid down on the artist's mount
Sheet: 10 x 5 1/8 in. (25.3 x 12.9 cm.)
Artist's mount: 13¾ x 10 7/8 in. (35 x 27.7 cm.)
Drawn in 1925
Hermann & Margrit Rupf, Bern, until 1953.
Galerie Rosengart, Lucerne, from 1953 to 1954.
Ruth Vollmer, New York, from 1954, and thence to her estate; sale, Sotheby's, London, 1 December 1993, lot 179.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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W. Grohmann, Paul Klee, Handzeichnungen 1921-1930, Potsdam/Berlin, 1934, no. 19.
The Paul Klee Foundation, Paul Klee, Catalogue raisonné, vol. 4, 1923-1926, Bern, 2000, no. 3733, p. 303 (illustrated).
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