Artist: Paul Klee
Artwork: Marionnette (Star)
Size: sheet size: 48.6 x 24.4; mount size: 64.6 x 45 cm
Medium: Watercolor and charcoal on paper laid down on card
Creation year: 1931
Marks: Signed 'Klee' (lower left); dated, numbered and titled '1931. N. 12. Marionette (Star)' (on the artist's mount)
Provenance: Lily Klee, Bern (wife of the artist, by 1940); Klee-Gesellschaft, Bern (acquired from the previous, 1946); Buchholz Gallery (Curt Valentin), New York (by 1949); Israel Ber Neumann (Graphisches Kabinett, New Art Circle, Neumann Gallery), Berlin and New York; Saidenberg Gallery, Inc., New York (acquired from the previous, 1954); Garry collection (acquired from the previous, 1957); Roy Fischer, New York (circa 1972); World House Galleries, New York (by 1986); Acquired by the late owner, by circa 1995.
Exhibition history: Kunsthalle Basel, Paul Klee, October-November 1935, p. 9, no. 116; Kunstmuseum Luzern, Paul Klee, Fritz Huf, April-June 1936, p. 4, no. 41.