Identification and Creation
Object Number
BR48.129
People
Paul Klee, Swiss (Münchenbuchsee near Bern, Switzerland 1879 - 1940 Muralto-Locarno, Switzerland)
Title
An Animal's Perception
Other Titles
Original Language Title: Erkenntnis eines Tieres
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1925
Culture
German
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/226098
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black ink on cream laid paper, mounted on cream card
Dimensions
32.5 x 22.2 cm (12 13/16 x 8 3/4 in.)
mount: 49.7 x 34 cm (19 9/16 x 13 3/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: in black ink at u.l.: Klee
  • inscription: on mount, l.c., black ink, German, in artist's hand: 1925 T null Erkenntnis eines Tieres ["1925 T zero Cognition of an Animal"]
  • inscription: u.c., graphite, in artist's hand: 25 11 12
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Association Fund
Copyright
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Accession Year
1948
Object Number
BR48.129
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. 38, 202, ill.

Exhibition History

From Werkbund to Bauhaus: Art and Design in Germany 1900-1934, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 05/12/1980 - 04/26/1980

Works from the 20th Century Collection of the Busch-Reisinger, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 06/15/1980 - 09/01/1980; Wildenstein Gallery, New York, New York, 09/23/1980 - 10/24/1980

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

20th-Century Works on Paper from the Permanent Collection, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 09/07/1981 - 11/11/1981

Deutsche Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts aus dem Busch-Reisinger Museum, Stadtische Galerie im Stadelschen Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt, 10/23/1982 - 01/16/1983; Bauhaus-Archiv, Berlin 30, 02/10/1983 - 04/17/1983; Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, 05/08/1983 - 06/26/1983

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

Franz Marc and the Blue Rider, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 04/08/2001 - 07/15/2001

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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