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Inscription

upper left in black ink: Klee.; lower left on mount in black ink: 1913 147 Interieur mit der Uhr [all underlined]; lower left on mount in graphite: 195 x 17 Vue; lower right on mount in graphite: 205 [5 in superscript] x 18 / 12 x 12

Provenance

The artist's wife, Lily Klee, 1940-1946; Klee-Gesellschaft, Bern, from 1946; (Curt Valentin, Berlin/ New York), acquired 1951; Grant J. Pick, Chicago; (Richard L. Feigen, New York/ Chicago), by 1960; (Berggruen & Cie, Paris), acquired 1960; (Galerie Jan Krugier, Ditesheim & Cie, Geneva), 1974-1976; (sale, Sotheby's, London, 1 December 1976, no. 199); Paul Mellon [1907-1999], Upperville, Virginia; bequest 1999 to NGA, with life interest to his wife, Rachel Lambert Mellon [1910-2014].

Exhibition History
1953
Paul Klee. Curt Valentin Gallery, New York, 1953, no. 3.
1968
Paul Klee. Galerie Elite, Lucerne, no. 10.
Bibliography
1998
Helfenstein, Josef, and Christian Rumelin. Paul Klee: Catalogue Raisonné, Vol. II. Bern, 2000: no. 1049 (Klee's catalogue no. 1913.147).