Paul Klee. A Man Sinking Before the Crown (Ein Mann versinkt vor der Krone) from the series Inventions (Inventionen). 1904

Paul Klee

A Man Sinking Before the Crown (Ein Mann versinkt vor der Krone) from the series Inventions (Inventionen)

1904

Medium
Etching and aquatint
Dimensions
plate: 6 1/4 x 6 1/4" (15.9 x 15.9 cm); sheet: 15 5/16 x 11 15/16" (38.9 x 30.4 cm)
Publisher
the artist, Bern
Printer
Max Girardet, Bern
Edition
approx. 30 numbered; plus 2 known proofs of state I and 2 known proofs and 1 known trial proof of state II
Credit
Purchase
Object number
333.1941
Copyright
© 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Department
Drawings and Prints
This work is not on view.
Paul Klee has 144 works online.
There are 19,527 prints online.
This work is included in the Provenance Research Project, which investigates the ownership history of works in MoMA's collection.
Hans Goltz, Munich; Staatliche graphische Sammlungen, Munich, 1920 [1]; removed as “degenerate art” by the Reich Ministry for Public Enlightenment and Propaganda, 1937 [2]; on consignment to Karl Buchholz, Berlin; to Buchholz Gallery (Curt Valentin), New York; acquired by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1941.
[1] Collection stamp "K. B. GRAPHISCHE SAMMLUNG" on verso, center sheet, brown ink. Inventory no. 159.
[2] EK no. 15652: Radierung

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