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In the Grass
Paul Klee (German, born Switzerland. 1879–1940)
1930. Oil on canvas, 16 5/8 x 20 3/4" (42.1 x 52.5 cm). The Sidney and Harriet Janis Collection
Collection work meeting criteria specified in Introduction.
On consignment from the artist to Galerie Alfred Flechtheim, Berlin, 1930 ; on loan to The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1930 ; sold through J. B. Neumann, New York to Sidney Janis (1896-1989), New York, 1930 ; given to The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1967.
 Paul-Klee-Stiftung, Kunstmuseum Bern, eds. Paul Klee: catalogue raisonné. Bern: Benteli and New York: Thames and Hudson, vol. 5 (2001), no. 5134.
 Included in the exhibition Paul Klee, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, March 13-April 2, 1930 (no. 61). 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]."
 The Sidney and Harriet Janis Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, January 17-March 4, 1968, p. 17: "Acquired from Galerie Alfred Flechtheim, Berlin, through J.B. Neumann, 1930."