Two Men Meet, Each Believing the Other to be of Higher Rank (Zwei Männer, einander in höherer Stellung vermutend, begegnen sich)

1903
Paul Klee (German (born Switzerland, active Germany and Switzerland), 1879–1940), Printed by Max Girardet (Bern)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kornfeld 007, first state

Dimensions

Image: 11.1 x 19.1 cm (4 3/8 x 7 1/2 in.) Platemark: 11.8 x 22.6 cm (4 5/8 x 8 7/8 in.) Sheet: 31.9 x 41.5 cm (12 9/16 x 16 5/16 in.) Framed: 35.6 x 45.7 cm (14 x 18 in.)

Accession Number

1972.404

Medium or Technique

Etching and tonal etching on zinc, trial proof before the published edition of 30

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

September 1903, opus number 5
Printed by Max Girardet, Bern. Impression before beveling of plate.

Inscription

In plate, l.l.: "P.K./ Bern Sept. 03"; l.r.: "6. Inv. 6"; along right edge of plate: "Zwei Männer, einander in höherer Stellung vermutend, begegnen sich."; upper right in plate: "AE [Ätzung, or etching] I 26 min./ II 15 "/ III 5 "/ IV 5 min."

Provenance

James N. Elesh, Sigma Arts Fund, Madison, CT; purchased June 7, 1972

Credit Line

Lee M. Friedman Fund