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

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

Paul Klee (German, born Switzerland. 1879–1940)

Date:
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)
Credit Line:
Purchase
MoMA Number:
333.1941

Collection work meeting criteria specified in Introduction.

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

Crown Mania
Allertiefste Devotion
Monarchist
Der Kronennarr
Ein Ulan versinkt vor der Krone
A Man Sinks Down Before the Crown
Ein Mann versinkt vor der Krone
A Man Sinking Before the Crown from the series Inventions
A Man Sinking Before the Crown

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