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

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

Perseus (Wit Has Triumphed over Grief) (Perseus [Der Witz hat über das Leid gesiegt]) from the series Inventions (Inventionen)

Date:
1904
Medium:
Etching and aquatint
Dimensions:
plate: 5 x 5 5/8" (12.7 x 14.3 cm); sheet: 16 9/16 x 12 1/2" (42 x 31.8 cm)
Paper:
Cream, smooth, wove.
Publisher:
The artist, Bern
Printer:
Max Girardet, Bern
Edition:
one of 9 known proofs outside the edition of 30; plus 2 known trial proofs
Credit Line:
Purchase
Copyright:
© 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Reference:
Kornfeld 15 a. Soby unnumbered. Klee 182.
MoMA Number:
496.1949
Themes:
Fantasy, Literary Subjects
Techniques:
Intaglio

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