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lower right in black gouache: KLEE; label on verso of mount: Institute of Chicago 19th / National Exhibition / Watercolors -1940 / Paul Klee / Berne, Switzerland / Baroque Centaur / $400- / ADDRESS Nierendorf / 18 E 57 St NYC

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Provenance

Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler [1884-1979], Paris, 1939. Karl Nierendorf, Cologne, Berlin, and New York, c. 1939. (Buchholz Gallery, Berlin, until 1952); Benjamin and Lillian Hertzberg, New York; gift to NGA, 2004.

Exhibition History

1940
Paul Klee Exhibition, Buchholz Gallery and Willard Gallery, New York, 1940, no. 100.
1941
Paul Klee, Art Students' League of New York, 1941, no. 19.
1941
Paul Klee: A Show, Nierendorf Gallery, New York, 1941, no. 13.
1956
Paul Klee, Berner Kunstmusem, 1956, no. 717.
1967
Paul Klee, 1879 - 1940, A Retrospective Exhibition, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1967, no. 165.
1967
Paul Klee, 1879 - 1940, Kunsthalle Basel, no. 185.

Bibliography

1941
Nierendorf, Karl. Paul Klee, Paintings and Watercolors, 1913 to 1939. New York, 1941: no. 63.
1942
Frost, Rosamund. "Klee: Pigeons Come Home to Roost," Art News 8, 1942: 24 - 25.
1954
Grohmann, Will. Paul Klee. Paris, 1954: 336.
1955
Grohmann, Will. Paul Klee. New York, 1955: 342.
1969
Huggler, Max. Paul Klee. Stuttgart, 1969: 208.
1998
The Paul Klee Foundation. Paul Klee: Catalogue Raisonné. 9 vols. New York, 1998 - 2004: vol. 8, no. 7987.
1999
Kort, Pamela, et al. Paul Klee in the Mask of Myth. Cologne, 1999: 297.

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