Egon Schiele (1890-1918)
Egon Schiele (1890-1918)

Handstudie, Dr. Viktor Ritter von Bauer

Egon Schiele (1890-1918)
Handstudie, Dr. Viktor Ritter von Bauer
signed and dated 'EGON SCHIELE 1917' (lower left); with Nachlass stamp (on the reverse)
black Conté crayon on paper
11 7/8 x 17 3/8 in. (30 x 44.2 cm.)
Drawn in 1917
Estate of the artist.
Marie Soukup Schiele, Austria.
Otto Brill, Vienna.
E. & A. Silberman Galleries, New York.
Acquired by the family of the present owner, 1961.
A. Comini, Egon Schiele's Portraits, Los Angeles, 1974, pp. xx and 158, no. 124 (illustrated; titled Study of Arnold Schönberg's Hands).
L. Bantel, The Alice M. Kaplan Collection, New York, 1981, p. 142, no. 64 (illustrated, p. 143).
J. Kallir, Egon Schiele, The Complete Works, Including a Biography and Catalogue Raisonné, Expanded Edition, New York, 1998, p. 595, no. 2115 (illustrated).
Vienna, Hagenbund und Neue Galerie, Gedächtnisausstellung Egon Schiele, October-November 1928.
New York, Galerie St. Etienne, Egon Schiele, Watercolors and Drawings from American Collections, March-April 1965, no. 72.

Lot Essay

The present work is a preparatory drawing for the 1918 painting Bildnis Victor Ritter von Bauer (Kallir, no. P 317; Österreichische Galerie Belvedere Vienna).

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