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Lady Inclining Her Head

Artist:
Paul Klee (German (born Switzerland), Münchenbuchsee 1879–1940 Muralto-Locarno)
Date:
1919
Medium:
Watercolor and transferred printing ink on paper mounted on cardboard
Dimensions:
12 3/4 × 9 3/4 in. (32.4 × 24.8 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
The Berggruen Klee Collection, 1984
Accession Number:
1984.315.16
Not on view
Inscription: Signed and dated (lower right): Klee 1919; dated and inscribed on cardboard (lower left): 1919 222
Werner Vowinckel, Cologne and Munich (by 1931–d. 1943); his widow, Edith Vowinckel-Diel, Cologne and Munich (1943–d. 1964; her estate, Cologne, 1964–81); [Dr. Ewald Rathke, Frankfurt, 1981]; Heinz Berggruen, Paris and Berlin (1981–84; his gift to MMA)

Düsseldorf. Galerie Alfred Flechtheim. "Paul Klee. Aquarelle, Zeichnungen u. Graphik aus 25 Jahren," February 15–March 10, 1930, no. 64 (as "Frau," not for sale).

Düsseldorf. Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen. "Paul Klee," June 14–July 6, 1931, no. 129 (as "Frau," lent by Werner Vowinckel, Köln-M).

London. Marlborough Fine Art Limited. "Art in Revolt: Germany 1905–25," October–November 1959, no. 67 (as "Lady ('Dame mit geneigtem Haupt')," anonymous lender).

Cologne. Kunsthalle. "Paul Klee. Das Werk der Jahre 1919–1933. Gemälde, Handzeichnungen, Druckgraphik," April 11–June 4, 1979, no. 21 (as "Weiblicher Akt," lent by a private collection).

Munich. Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus. "Paul Klee: Das Frühwerk 1883–1922," December 12, 1979–March 2, 1980, no. 405 (as "Roter Akt/Dame mit geneigtem Haupt [orange und gelb])," lent by a private collection).

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Paul Klee: The Berggruen Klee Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art," May 6–July 31, 1988, unnumbered cat. (p. 103).

Kunsthalle Tübingen. "Paul Klee: Die Sammlung Berggruen im Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York und im Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris," January 22–April 16, 1989, unnumbered cat. (p. 103).

London. Tate Gallery. "Paul Klee: The Berggruen Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris," May 17–August 13, 1989, unnumbered cat. (p. 103).

Mexico City. Centro Cultural Arte Contemporáneo. "Paul Klee: Selección de sesenta obras. The Berggruen Klee Collection. The Metropolitan Museum of Art," October 1989–January 1990, no. 13.

Munich. Lenbachhaus. "Süddeutsche Freiheit: Kunst der Revolution in München 1919," November 10, 1993–January 9, 1994, no. 49.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Paul Klee: Figures and Faces," August 23–November 16, 1997, no catalogue.

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Sammlung Berggruen. "Klee aus New York: Hauptwerke der Sammlung Berggruen im Metropolitan Museum of Art," June 4–October 18, 1998, no. 5.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Klee's Line," March 18–July 9, 2000, no catalogue.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Klee Figures," October 5, 2001–March 10, 2002, no catalogue.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Klee Creatures," December 12, 2003–March 14, 2004, no catalogue.

Berlin. Neue Nationalgalerie. "Das Universum Klee / The Klee Universe," October 31, 2008–February 8, 2009, unnumbered cat. (p. 126; as "Dame mit geneigtem Haupt (orange u. gelb) [Lady with Tilted Head (Orange and Yellow)]").

National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto. "Paul Klee: Art in the Making 1883–1940," March 12–May 15, 2011, no. 040 (as "Dame mit geneigtem Haupt [orange u. gelb]").

National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. "Paul Klee: Art in the Making 1883–1940," May 31–July 31, 2011, no. 040.

Magdalena Droste in Paul Klee: Das Frühwerk 1883–1922. Ed. Armin Zweite. Exh. cat., Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus. Munich, 1979, p. 501, no. 405, ill.

Sabine Rewald. Paul Klee: The Berggruen Klee Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1988, pp. 102–3, 275, 317, ill. (color and bw), notes that this is one of the few female nudes in Klee's oeuvre; reproduces a related pencil drawing, "Naked Lady with Necklace and Curly Hair" (1919; Kunstmuseum Bern; Helfenstein and Rümelin 1999, no. 2295).

John Russell. "Playful Images Rich in Riddles by Paul Klee at the Met." New York Times (May 6, 1988), p. C30.

Justin Hoffmann. Süddeutsche Freiheit: Kunst der Revolution in München 1919. Ed. Helmut Friedel. Exh. cat., Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus. Munich, 1993, p. 186, no. 49, ill. (color).

Josef Helfenstein and Christian Rümelin, ed. Paul Klee: Catalogue Raisonné. Ed. Paul Klee Foundation, Museum of Fine Arts, Berne. Vol. 3, 1919–1922. New York, 1999, pp. 133, 136, no. 2286, ill., as "Dame mit geneigtem Haupt (orange u. gelb) [Lady with Tilted Head (Orange and Yellow)]".

Andreas Vowinckel in Paul Klee im Rheinland: Zeichnungen, Aquarelle, Gouachen. Ed. Uta Gerlach-Laxner and Frank Günter Zehnder. Exh. cat., Rheinisches Landesmuseum Bonn. Cologne, 2003, pp. 39–40, fig. 1.



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