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Gustav Klimt (1862-1918)
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Gustav Klimt (1862-1918)

Porträt einer Frau

Details
Gustav Klimt (1862-1918)
Porträt einer Frau
bears inscription (lower right)
charcoal and white chalk on paper
17 1/8 x 12 5/8 in. (43.6 x 32 cm.)
Executed circa 1890-1891
Provenance
The artist's estate.
Gustav Ucicky (the artist's son), Vienna, by descent from the above, and thence by descent; sale, Christie's, New York, 10 September 2008, lot 11.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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Lot Essay

Dr Marian Bisanz-Prakken will include this work in her forthcoming supplement volume of the drawings of Gustav Klimt.
The current drawing was likely prepared as a study for the figure of Pallas Athene in the Allegory of 'Griechische Antike' decoration for the grand staircase of the Kunsthistoriches Museum in Vienna.

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