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Paul Klee. Cat and Bird. 1928

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Cat and Bird

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

1928. Oil and ink on gessoed canvas, mounted on wood, 15 x 21" (38.1 x 53.2 cm). Sidney and Harriet Janis Collection Fund and gift of Suzy Prudden and Joan H. Meijer in memory of F. H. Hirschland

Collection work meeting criteria specified in Introduction.

300.1975

On consignment from the artist to Galerie Alfred Flechtheim, Berlin, 1929 [1]; on loan to The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1930 [2]; sold through J. B. Neumann, New York to Franz H. Hirschland (1880-1973), Harrison, NY, by 1934 [3]; by inheritance to Susan Ann Hirschland (Suzy Prudden) and Joan Ellen Hirschland Meijer, 1973; Gift to The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1975 (Sidney and Harriet Janis Collection Fund and gift of Suzy Prudden and Joan H. Meijer in memory of F. H. Hirschland).
[1] Paul-Klee-Stiftung, Kunstmuseum Bern, eds. Paul Klee: catalogue raisonné. Bern: Benteli and New York: Thames and Hudson, vol. 5 (2001), no. 4614. Included in the exhibition Paul Klee, Galerie Flechtheim, Berlin, October 20-November 15, 1929 (no. 94).
[2] Included in the exhibition Paul Klee, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, March 13-April 2, 1930 (no. 39). The catalogue notes on p. 13: "Unless otherwise indicated the paintings belong to the artist and are exhibited by arrangement with his representatives [Galerie Alfred Flechtheim, Berlin and J.B. Neumann, New York]."
[3] Included in the exhibition Modern Works of Art: 5th Anniversary Exhibition, November 19, 1934-January 20, 1935 (no. 94). Lender: Franz H. Hirschland.

Le chat et l’oiseau / The Cat and the Bird
[Katze und Vogel]

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