signed 'Klee' (upper left); dated, numbered and inscribed '1934 M9 Gaby' (on the artist's mount)
pencil on paper laid down on the artist's mount
image: 8 1/4 x 11 5/8 in. (21.1 x 29.6 cm.)
mount: 13 3/4 x 18 7/8 in. (34.9 x 48 cm.)
Drawn in 1934
Artist or Maker: Paul Klee (1879-1940)
Exhibited: Bern, Kunstmuseum, Paul Klee. Leihgabe der Frau H. Bürgi und Besitz des Kunstmuseums, 1937, no. 52.
St Gallen, Historisches Museum St Gallen, Paul Klee. Handzeichnungen, January - February 1971, no. 74.
Literature: "Paul Klee. Der Künstler und die Sammlerin", in Du, vol. 60, no. 12 (illustrated).
S. Frey, "Hanna Bürgi-Bigler: Sammlerin und Mäzenin Paul Klees", in exh. cat. Paul Klee. Die Sammlung Bürgi, Bern, 2000, p. 22.
Paul Klee Foundation (ed.), Paul Klee. Catalogue Raisonné, vol. 7, 1934-1938, Bern, 2003, no. 6607 (illustrated p. 61).
Provenance: Hannah Bürgi-Bigler, Bern, until 1938.
Rolf & Catherine E. Bürgi, Bern, from 1938-1953.
Galerie Rosengart, Lucerne, 1953.
James Wise, Geneva, New York & Nice, from 1953.
Galerie Gasser, Zurich.
Acquired from the above by Dr Georg and Josi Guggenheim in 1956.
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