Die Dorf-Verruckte (The Village Madwoman)
Artist: Paul Klee
Artwork: Die Dorf-Verruckte (The Village Madwoman)
Size: 12.1 x 20.39 cm
Medium: Pen and ink on paper mounted on card
Creation year: 1920
Marks: Signed 'Klee' center right; dated '1920', numbered '55' and titled on the artist's mount
Category: Drawings
Provenance: Lily Klee, Bern (by descent from the artist in 1940); (Possibly) Klee-Gesellschaft, Bern, acquired from the above in 1946.; Jurg Spiller, Basel; Fernando Juarez Frias, Guadalajara, acquired from the above circa 1950 and sold: Sotheby's, New York, November 16, 1989, lot 151; Galerie Skulima, Berlin, acquired at the above sale; Simon-Neumann Gallery, New York, acquired by 1990; Acquired in 1990

Date: 2014-05-08
Lot Number: 131
Notes: In very good condition, the lines remain extremely strong and fresh, The artist's mount is fixed to the mount at two points along the upper edge, two samll remnants of old framer's tape visible on verso, the edges of the sheet are very slightly irregular, there are some faint media stains towards the center of the lower edge and two extremely minor nicks to the bottom of the sheet, the artis's mount is lightly time-darkened and shows only minor scuffing along the extreme perimeter