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sheet size: 48 x 26.3; mount size: 63.7 x 42.6 cm
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Colored paste on paper laid down on card
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Signed 'Klee' (lower left); dated, numbered and titled '1940 M 15 Mannequin' (on the artist's mount)
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Artwork Details :
Painted in March 1940
Provenance :
Lily Klee, Bern (wife of the artist); Klee-Gesellschaft, Bern (acquired from the previous, 1946); Felix Klee, Bern (acquired from the previous, 1953); Galerie Beyeler, Basel (acquired from the previous, 1965); Acquired from the previous by the family of the present owner, September 1971
Exhibition History :
Munich, Haus der Kunst, Paul Klee, April-May 1954, no. 221; Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Klee: Werke aus dem Familienbesitz, January-March 1955, no. 363; Berlin, Akademie der Kunste, Paul Klee: Werke aus der Nachlass-Sammlung Felix Klee, December 1960-January 1961, p. 60, no. 193; Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Paul Klee: Aquarellen, September-November 1963, no. 113; Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Paul Klee: Spatwerke, June-September 1965, no. 34 (illustrated in color); Essen, Museum Folkwang, Paul Klee: Aquarelle und Zeichnungen, August-October 1969, p. 138, no. 166; Kunstmuseum Bern, Paul Klee: Das Schaffen im Todesjahr, August-November 1990, p. 296, no. 244 (illustrated, p. 221); Dusseldorf, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen and Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Paul Klee: Im Zeichen der Teilung, January-July 1995, pp. 220-221 and 382, no. 209 (illustrated in color, p. 319 and illustrated again, p. 366);Basel, Fondation Beyeler and Hannover, Sprengel Museum, Paul Klee, Tod und Feuer: Die Erfullung im Spatwerk, August 2003-February 2004, p. 138, no. 104 (illustrated); Kyoto, The National Museum of Modern Art and Tokyo, The National Museum of Modern Art, Paul Klee: Art in the Making, March-July 2011, p. 281, no. 132 (illustrated); Kunstmuseum Bern and Berlin, Martin-Groupius-Bau, Itten, Klee: Kosmos Farbe, November 2012-July 2013, p. 370, no. 190 (illustrated, p. 347).

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