Portrait of a Pregnant Woman (Bildnis Einer Schwangeren Frau)
This portrait of Paul Klee’s pregnant wife, Lily, verges on caricature. The work’s bold, graphic strokes, which deftly sweep across the woman’s hair and shoulders, prefigure the energetic lines that characterize Klee’s later, abstracted works, such as the lithograph on view nearby.
Pastel and brown ink on laid paper
9 5/8 x 13 7/16 in. (24.5 x 34.2 cm) (show scale)
Signed, "Paul Klee, 1907" in lower right of composition in ink
Museum Collection Fund
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Paul Klee (Swiss, 1879-1940). Portrait of a Pregnant Woman (Bildnis Einer Schwangeren Frau), 1907. Pastel and brown ink on laid paper, 9 5/8 x 13 7/16 in. (24.5 x 34.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 38.110. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 38.110_SL1.jpg)
overall, 38.110_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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