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    Sale 7601

    Impressionist and Modern Works on Paper

    25 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 285

    Gustav Klimt (1862-1918)

    Stehend nach links, Skizze des Kragens von hinten; Study for Adele Bloch-Bauer portrait

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    Gustav Klimt (1862-1918)
    Stehend nach links, Skizze des Kragens von hinten; Study for Adele Bloch-Bauer portrait
    black crayon on simili Japan paper
    17¼ x 12 3/8 in. (44 x 31.5 cm.)
    Executed circa 1903-1904


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    This work is a preparatory study for the large oil portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, dated 1907, now in the Neue Galerie, New York (Novotny-Dobai, no. 150).

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    VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium


    Provenance

    Galerie Welz, Salzburg.
    Mrs. K. Crawford; sale, Sotheby's, London, 7 December 1977, lot 110.
    Galerie Brandstätter, Vienna.
    Galerie Knoedler, New York/Zurich.
    Private collection, Switzerland, by whom acquired from the above; sale, Sotheby's, London, 4 February 2004, lot 474.
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owners.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that there is the Nachlass stamp on the reverse (slightly faded).


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE JUDITH AND ABRAHAM AMAR FOUNDATION SOLD TO BENEFIT CHARITY


    Literature

    A. Strobl, Gustav Klimt, Die Zeichnungen, vol. I, 1878-1903, Salzburg, 1980, no. 1102 (illustrated p. 312).


    Exhibited

    Zurich, Galerie Knoedler, Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, James Ensor, Alfred Kubin. Künstler der Jahrhundertwende, 1983, no. 5 (illustrated).
    Tokyo, Tokyo Art Gallery, Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele mit Werken von Alfred Kubin. Künstler der Jahrhundertwende, 1985, no. 11 (illustrated).