Identification and Creation
Object Number
BR78.1
People
Paul Klee, Swiss (Münchenbuchsee near Bern, Switzerland 1879 - 1940 Muralto-Locarno, Switzerland)
Title
Ghost in a Butcher Shop
Other Titles
Original Language Title: Spuk in der Metzgerei
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1915
Culture
German
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black ink on off-white wove paper, mounted to cream wove paper
Dimensions
12 x 13.3 cm (4 3/4 x 5 1/4 in.)
mount: 13.6 x 16.1 cm (5 3/8 x 6 5/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: in black ink at l.l.: Klee
  • inscription: l.l. of mount, black ink, handwritten, in artist's hand: 1915 65
  • inscription: l.r. of mount, black ink, handwritten, in artist's hand: Spuk in der Metzg
Provenance
G. David Thompson, gift; to Frederick B. Deknatel; Virginia Herrick Deknatel, gift; to the Busch-Reisinger Museum, 1978.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of Virginia Herrick Deknatel
Copyright
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Accession Year
1978
Object Number
BR78.1
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Publication History

John Sallis, ed., Paul Klee: Philosophical Vision: From Nature to Art, exh. cat., McMullen Museum of Art (Chestnut Hill, MA, 2012), pp. 167-168, 226, ill.

John Sallis, Klee's Mirror, State University of New York Press (New York, 2015), p. 98, fig. 39, ill (color)

Exhibition History

Klee and Kandinsky: Works from the Harvard Collection and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 11/21/1980 - 01/17/1981

From the Realists to the Expressionists: Works on Paper by Central European Artists from 1870 to 1918, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 03/14/1983 - 04/29/1983

Paul Klee, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 04/17/1993 - 06/13/1993

Paul Klee: Philosophical Vision from Nature to Art, McMullen Museum of Art, Chestnut Hill, 09/01/2012 - 12/09/2012

Subjects and Contexts

The Bauhaus

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