Signed 'Klee' (lower right), dated, numbered and inscribed '1927 G. 8. Figurine 'der Tod' (on the artist's mount)
Lily Klee, Bern, by descent from the artist in 1940; Klee-Gesellschaft, Bern, by whom acquired from the previous in 1946; Hans & Erika Meyer-Benteli, Bern; Galerie Rosengart, Lucerne, by whom acquired from the previous in 1955; Karl Julius Anselmino, Wuppertal, by whom acquired from the previous in 1956; Acquired from the previous by the present owner.
Exhibition History :
New York, Museum of Modern Art, Paul Klee, March - April 1930, no. 32, p. 15; Liege, A.P.I.A.W. Section de Liege, Paul Klee, Man Ray, September - October 1948, no. 38; Dessau, Anhaltische Gemaldegalerie, Wassily Kandinsky und Paul Klee: Eine Malerfreundschaft in Dessau, February - May 2000, no. 10 (illustrated); Munster, Westfalisches Landesmuseum, Klee - Winter - Kirchner: 1927-1931, January - March 2001, p. 154 (illustrated p. 127); this exhibition later travelled to Munich, Pinakothek der Moderne, March - April 2001; Kyoto, National Museum of Art, Paul Klee: Art in the Making, March - May 2011, no. 71 (illustrated); this exhibition later travelled Tokyo, National Museum of Art, May - July 2011; On loan to the Bayerische Staatsgemaldesammlungen Munchen, 1976-2017 (loan no. L1667).