Slightly Dry Poem

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Swiss (Münchenbuchsee near Bern, Switzerland 1879 - 1940 Muralto-Locarno, Switzerland)
Slightly Dry Poem, 1938
Original Language Title: Leicht Trockenes Gedicht
, Album Leaf
20th century
Oil and pastel on burlap, mounted on card
burlap, irregular: 58.5 x 45 cm (23 1/16 x 17 11/16 in.)
mount: 68.9 x 50 cm (27 1/8 x 19 11/16 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Bequest of Virginia H. Deknatel in memory of Professor and Mrs. Charles Kuhn
, 2009.2
signed: Titled, numbered and dated on mount in ink: 1938. T12 leicht trockenes Gedicht
Inscription on verso, u.l., in artist's hand: 1938T21 leicht trockenes Gedicht
On backing board: 15 loan labels for temporary loan to the Fogg Art Museum, 1 loan label for temporary loan to Busch-Reisinger Museum (130.1966)
Rolf and Catherine E. Buergi, Bern
Max Huggeler, Bern (until 1963)
Berggruen & Cie (1963-1965)
Professor and Mrs. Frederick B. Deknatel (acq. 1965)
Paul Klee, Josef Helfenstein and Christian Rümelin, Paul Klee, catalogue raisonné, Paul-Klee Stiftung Kunstmuseum Bern (Bern, Switzerland, 1998-2004), vol. 7, p. 458, cat. no. 7514

Exhibition History
Paul Klee, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 04/17/1993 - 06/13/1993
HAA 10 Survey Course (S421): The Western Tradition: Art Since the Renaissance (Fall 10 Rotation 3), Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 11/12/2010 - 01/15/2011