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    Sale 1902

    Impressionist and Modern Works on Paper

    7 November 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 200

    Gustav Klimt (1862-1918)

    Aufgestüzt sitzend

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    Estimate

    Gustav Klimt (1862-1918)
    Aufgestüzt sitzend
    black chalk on paper
    17 3/8 x 12¼ in. (41.4 x 31.1 cm.)
    Drawn in 1901


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    The present work is a study for Klimt's portrait of Rose von Rosthorn-Friedmann, a Viennese aristrocrat who was renowned not only for her ethereal beauty but her extreme intelligence.

    (fig. 1) Gustav Klimt, Bildnis Rose von Rosthorn-Friedmann, 1900-1901. Location unknown. BARCODE: 25011128

    Provenance

    Rudolph Zimpel, Vienna.
    Anon. sale, Christie's, London, 27 October 2005, lot 25.
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.


    Literature

    A. Strobl, Gustav Klimt, Die Zeichnungen 1878-1903, Salzberg, 1980, vol. I, p. 162, no. 508 (illustrated, p. 163).


    Exhibited

    Vienna, Christian M. Nebehay, Gustav Klimt, 1962, no. 25a.
    Salzburg, Galerie Welz, 1964, no. 17.