PAUL KLEE 1879-1940
Münchenbuchsee 1879 – 1940 Muralto (German)

Title: The Man in Love, from: Masters Portfolio of the Staatliches Bauhaus | Der Verliebte: Meistermappe des Staatlichen Bauhauses, 1923

Technique: Original Hand Signed Lithograph in Colours on Wove Paper

Paper size: 34.2 x 27 cm. / 13.5 x 10.6 in.
Image size: 27.7 x 19 cm. / 10.9 x 7.5 in.

Additional Information: This original lithograph in colours is hand signed in pencil by the artist “Klee” at the lower right margin. Our impression is from the final state of this lithograph which was printed in a limited edition of 100 impressions by Staatliches Bauhaus, Weimar. It was published by Bauhaus Verlag. Munich and Weimar. Other impressions of this work can be found in the collections of the Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California, and Centre Pompidou, Paris.

Note: This composition is one of eight subjects which comprise the ‘Meistermappe des Staatlichen Bauhauses’ [The Masters Portfolio of the Bauhaus]. The contributors to the portfolio were Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, László Moholy-Nagy, Lothar Schreyer, Gerhard Marcks, Lyonel Feininger and Georg Muche. The project was overseen in its entirety by Lyonel Feininger.

Provenance: The Estate of David Lebenbom, Michigan, USA. Literature: Kornfeld, E. B. (2005). Paul Klee: Verzeichnis des Graphischen Werkes. Bern: Verlag Galerie Kornfeld.

Reference: Kornfeld 94.III

Condition: Very good condition. Very pale time-staining in the margins. The upper corners with skinning, verso.