7 November 2008
Gustav Klimt (1862-1918)
Akt von unten nach oben
inscribed 'Oben' (upper left)
pencil on paper
21 7/8 x 14 3/8 in. (55.6 x 36.6 cm.)
Drawn in 1917-1918
Anon. sale, Karl and Faber, Munich, 1 June 1979, lot 1574.
Anon. sale, Christie's, London, 29 November 1994, lot 236.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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A. Strobl, Gustav Klimt, Die Zeichnungen 1912-1918, Salzburg, 1984, p. 214, no. 2974 (illustrated, p. 215).
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