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)


Etching and aquatint
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)
the artist, Bern
Max Girardet, Bern
approx. 30 numbered; plus 2 known proofs of state I and 2 known proofs and 1 known trial proof of state II
Object number
© 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Drawings and Prints
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Paul Klee has 144 works online.
There are 19,627 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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