GUSTAV KLIMT (1862-1918)
GUSTAV KLIMT (1862-1918)
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GUSTAV KLIMT (1862-1918)

Stehender Akt von vorne

GUSTAV KLIMT (1862-1918)
Stehender Akt von vorne
with Nachlass stamp (Lugt 1575; on the reverse)
pencil on paper
19 3/4 x 12 3/4 in. (50.2 x 32.4 cm.)
Drawn in 1916-1917
Estate of the artist.
Rudolf Zimpel, Vienna (nephew of the artist).
Christian M. Nebehay, Vienna (by 1963).
Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, Geneva; sale, Sotheby Parke Bernet, Inc., New York, 16 May 1979, lot 18.
Anon. sale, Christie's, New York, 8 May 2003, lot 123.
Acquired at the above sale by the late owner.
F. Novotny and J. Dobai, Gustav Klimt, With a Catalogue Raisonné of his Paintings, London, 1968, p. 366.
A. Strobl, Gustav Klimt, Die Zeichnungen, Salzburg, 1984, vol. III, p. 170, no. 2812 (illustrated, p. 171).
Vienna, Christian M. Nebehay, Gustav Klimt, Eine Nachlese: 70 bedeutende Zeichnungen, March-May 1963, no. 64 (illustrated; dated 1918).

Lot Essay

This drawing is a study for the nude model that appears to the left of the clothed woman in Die Freundinen, painted in 1916-1917 for the collector Dr. Othmar Fritsch (Novotny and Dobai, no. 201). The painting later entered the collection of Eric Lederer, and was confiscated by the Nazis when he fled to Switzerland. It was sent to a storage depot at Schloss Immendorf in lower Austria during the Second World War, and was among sixteen important Klimt paintings burned by official order as the Russian army approached in May 1945.

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