Physiognomisch-Streng (Physiognomic-Severe)
Artist: Paul Klee
Artwork: Physiognomisch-Streng (Physiognomic-Severe)
Size: Image: 31.4 x 26.6; Mount: 51.8 x 39.6 cm
Medium: Brush and ink and stencil on paper mounted on card
Creation year: 1930
Marks: Signed 'Klee' lower right, titled, dated '1930' and numbered 'B.5.' on the artist's mount
Category: Drawings
Provenance: Lily Klee, Bern Klee-Geseelschaft, Bern (acquired by 1946); Curt Valentin (Buchholz Gallery), Berlin & New York (acquired by 1948); Ralph F. Colin, New York; Clifford Odets, New York & Los Angeles (acquired by 1963); Berggruen & Cie., Paris (acquired from the estate of the above by 1964 and sold: Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, May 15, 1969, lot 64); Saidenberg Gallery, New York (acquired at the above sale); Private Collection, New York (acquired from the above on October 16, 1969), thence by descent
Exhibition history: New York, Buchholz Gallery, Fifty Drawings by Paul Klee,1948, no. 40; New York, Saidenberg Gallery, Paul Klee, A Retrospective Exhibition,1969, no. 33, illustrated in the catalogue

Date: 2014-11-05
Lot Number: 144