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    Sale 1902

    Impressionist and Modern Works on Paper

    7 November 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 204

    Gustav Klimt (1862-1918)

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    Gustav Klimt (1862-1918)
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    pencil on buff paper
    17 5/8 x 12 in. (44.7 x 30.5 cm.)
    Drawn in 1902


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    The present drawing is a preparatory study for Klimt's Beethovenfries, 1902 (fig. 1), a frieze designed for the Vienna Secession building in conjunction with an exhibition of Max Klinger's statue of Beethoven in April-June 1902. Fragments of the original frieze are now exhibited in the Österreichische Galerie in Untere Belvedere, Vienna.
    (fig. 1) Gustav Klimt, detail of Beethovenfries, 1902. Oesterreichische Galerie, Vienna.

    Provenance

    Johanna Klimt Zimpel, Vienna (by descent from the artist).
    Christian M. Nebehay, Vienna (acquired from the estate of the above, 1961).
    Acquired from the above by the present owner, November 1963.


    Literature

    C.M. Nebehay, Gustav Klimt Dokumentation, Vienna, 1969, no. 22 (illustrated).
    A. Strobl, Gustav Klimt, Die Zeichnungen 1878-1903, Salzburg, 1980, vol. I, p. 242, no. 820 (illustrated, p. 402).


    Exhibited

    Vienna, Christian M. Nebehay, Katalog VI, Gustav Klimt, eine Nachlese, 70 bedeutende Zeichnungen, 1963, no. 22 (illustrated).
    New York, Galerie St. Etienne, Spring 1967.
    New York, Galerie St. Etienne, Prelude to a Nightmare: Art, Politics and Hitler's Early Years in Vienna 1906-1913, July-October 2002.