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Inner Forces

Artist:
Paul Klee (German (born Switzerland), Münchenbuchsee 1879–1940 Muralto-Locarno)
Date:
1939
Medium:
Gouache transfer drawing on paper, mounted on cardboard
Dimensions:
Primary support: 11 5/8 x 8 1/4 in. (29.6 x 21 cm) Secondary support: 16 1/8 x 12 1/2 in. (41 x 31.8 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Gift of Alfred Soman, 2010
Accession Number:
2010.330
Not on view
Inscription: Signed (lower right): Klee; dated and inscribed on cardboard (lower left): 1939 CD 7; (lower right): inere Gewalten
Werner Allenbach, Bern (until 1959); [Galerie Rosengart, Lucerne, 1959]; Johan H. Stenersen, Oslo (1959); Alfred Soman, Boston and Paris (1959–2010; his gift to MMA)

Cambridge, Mass. Busch-Reisinger Museum. "Exhibition of Works of Art by Bauhaus Faculty," November 1–December 10, 1966, unnumbered cat. (as "Inner Powers," lent by Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Soman).

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Late Klee," October 18, 2012–March 31, 2013, no catalogue.

Josef Helfenstein, Christian Rümelin, and Eva Wiederkehr Sladeczek, ed. Paul Klee: Catalogue Raisonné. Ed. Paul Klee Foundation, Museum of Fine Arts, Berne. Vol. 8, 1939. New York, 2004, p. 448, no. 8713, ill., as "Inere Gewalten (Inner Powers)," location unknown.

Zentrum Paul Klee with Tilman Osterwold, ed. Paul Klee: Kein Tag ohne Linie. Exh. cat., Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern. Ostfildern, 2005, p. 196, ill. p. 188 (color) [reproduced sideways], calls it "Ohne Titel (oben links ein Kopf)" and dates it ca. 1939; erroneously locates it in the Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern.



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