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Where the Eggs and the Good Roast Come From

Artist:
Paul Klee (German (born Switzerland), Münchenbuchsee 1879–1940 Muralto-Locarno)
Date:
1921
Medium:
Watercolor and transferred printing ink on paper mounted on cardboard
Dimensions:
7 1/2 × 12 7/8 in. (19.1 × 32.7 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
The Berggruen Klee Collection, 1987
Accession Number:
1987.455.6
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed (lower right): Alle diese Bilder/ hat der Onkel Klee gemacht.; dated and inscribed on cardboard (lower left): 1921/6 Wo die Eier herkomen und der gute Braten (für Florina-Irene)
Florina-Irene Galston, Munich (until d. August 1921; gift of the artist); her father, Gottfried Galston, Munich, Berlin, and St. Louis (from 1921); Joseph A. McClain, Jr., St. Louis and Durham, N. C. (in 1951); [J. B. Neumann, New York, sold to Schang]; Frederick C. Schang, South Norwalk, Conn. and New York (by 1953–at least 1967); Heinz Berggruen, Paris and Berlin (1972–87; his gift to MMA)

Durham, N. C. Woman's College Library Gallery, Duke University. "Klee, Kandinsky, Feininger," February 3–28, 1951, no. 6 (as "From whence come eggs and good bacon," lent by Dean J. A. McClain, Jr., Duke University).

New York. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. "Paul Klee 1879–1940: A Retrospective Exhibition," February 17–April 30, 1967, no. 40 (as "Where the Eggs Come From and the Good Roast [for Galston's Child]," lent by F. C. Schang, New York).

Kunsthalle Basel. "Paul Klee 1879–1940. Gesamtausstellung," June 3–August 13, 1967, no. 45 (as "Wo die Eier herkommen und der gute Braten [für Kind Galston]," lent by F. C. Schang, New York).

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. 129).

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. 127).

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. 127).

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. 22.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Klee at the Bauhaus," April 18–August 17, 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. 9.

Jena. Stadtmuseum Göhre. "Paul Klee in Jena 1924," March 14–April 25, 1999, unnumbered cat. (p. 217).

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

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Klee: His Years at the Bauhaus (1921–1931)," November 19, 2004–April 3, 2005, no catalogue.

Berlin. Neue Nationalgalerie. "Das Universum Klee / The Klee Universe," October 31, 2008–February 8, 2009, unnumbered cat. (p. 111).

Paul Klee. Collection of F. C. Schang. South Norwalk, Conn., June 1, 1953, unpaginated brochure, no. 15, as "Where the Eggs Come From & the Good Roast".

Paul Klee (1879–1940). Collection of F. C. Schang. New York, January 1, 1955, unpaginated brochure, no. 12, as "Where Eggs Come From & the Good Roast".

Paul Klee (1879–1940). Collection of F. C. Schang. New York, April 1, 1957, unpaginated brochure, no. 13, as "Where Eggs Come From & the Good Roast".

Paul Klee (1879–1940). Collection of F. C. Schang. New York, April 1, 1959, unpaginated brochure, no. 12, as "Where Eggs Come From & the Good Roast".

Andrew Kagan. Paul Klee/ Art & Music. Ithaca, 1983, pp. 103, 152, fig. 47, as "Where the Egg and the Good Roast Come From" in a private collection, Switzerland.

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. 128–29, 277, 317, ill. (color and bw), notes that Klee inscribed this picture as a gift for his goddaughter, Florina-Irene Galston, at her christening; adds that Florina-Irene's father, Gottfried Galston, was a friend and neighbor across the hall from the Klees in Munich.

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. 216, 260, no. 2597, ill., as "Wo die Eier Herkommen und der gute Braten (für Florina-Irene) [Where the Eggs and the Good Roast Come From (for Florina-Irene)]".

Anna-Maria Ehrmann-Schindlbeck et al., ed. Paul Klee in Jena 1924: Die Ausstellung. Exh. cat., Stadtmuseum Göhre. Jena, 1999, pp. 216–17, ill. (color).

Thomas Kain in Paul Klee in Jena 1924: Die Ausstellung. Ed. Anna-Maria Ehrmann-Schindlbeck et al. Exh. cat.Jena, 1999, p. 309.

Dieter Scholz in The Klee Universe. Ed. Dieter Scholz and Christina Thomson. Exh. cat., Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin. Ostfildern, 2008, pp. 98, 355, ill. p. 111 (color).

Roland März in Picasso and His Time. Ed. Hans-Jürgen Papies et al. 6th enl. ed. (1st ed., 1996). Berlin, 2013, p. 340, ill.



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