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    Sale 2023

    Impressionist and Modern Art

    10 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 11

    Gustav Klimt (1862-1918)

    Portrait einer Frau

    Price Realised  

    Gustav Klimt (1862-1918)
    Portrait einer Frau
    bears inscription
    charcoal with white heightening on buff paper
    17¼ x 12 5/8 in. (43.8 x 32.1 cm.)
    Executed circa 1890-1891


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    Dr. Marian Bisanz-Prakken will include this work in her forthcoming supplement volume of the drawings of Gustav Klimt.


    The current drawing was likely prepared as a study for the figure of Pallas Athene in the Allegory of "Griechische Antike," decoration for the grand staircase of the Kunsthistoriches Museum in Vienna.


    Provenance

    Estate of the artist.
    Gustav Ucicky, Vienna (by descent from the above).
    By descent from the above to the present owner.