Watercolor on paper laid down by the artist on paper
Signed 'Klee' lower left, titled, dated and numbered 'Schlafende Tiere 1939 W6' on the artist's mount
Lily Klee, Bern (by descent from the artist, 1940); Klee-Gesellschaft, Bern (acquired from the above, 1946); Galerie Rosengart, Lucerne (acquired from the above, 1948); Enrique Simon, Buenos Aires and Zurich (acquired from the above, 1948); Berggruen et Cie, Paris (1955); Johan H. Stenersen, Oslo (by 1957); Rolf E. Stenersen, Oslo and Bergen (by descent from the above, by 1968); Anon. sale, Sotheby's, London, 11 December 1969, lot 87; Marborough Fine Art, Ltd., London (acquired at the above sale); Otto Preminger, New York (acquired from the above, 1970); By descent from the above to the present owner.
Kunsthalle Basel, Gedachtnisausstellung Paul Klee, February-March 1941, no. 243; Stockholm, Samlaren and Kunstmuseum Goteborgs, Paul Klee: I Rolf Stenersens sammlung, Fall 1958, no. 29 (illustrated); Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Collectie Rolf E. Stenersen, June 1962, no. 82