5 February 2008
THE PROPERTY OF A NOBLEMAN
Gustav Klimt (1862-1918)
Zwei liegende Mädchen
with the Nachlass stamp (faded; lower left)
pencil on simili Japan paper
14¾ x 22½ in. (37.5 x 57 cm.)
Drawn circa 1905-1906
Mr Mario Tazzoli.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in the 1960s.
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Dr Marian Bisanz-Prakken has confirmed the authenticity of this work.
The present drawing probably belongs to the group of studies which Klimt made for Wasserschlangen II. These studies (Strobl nos. 1510-1518) have been dated by Alice Strobl 1905-1906.
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