7 November 2007
Gustav Klimt (1862-1918)
black chalk on paper
17 3/8 x 12¼ in. (41.4 x 31.1 cm.)
Drawn in 1901
Rudolph Zimpel, Vienna.
Anon. sale, Christie's, London, 27 October 2005, lot 25.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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A. Strobl, Gustav Klimt, Die Zeichnungen 1878-1903, Salzberg, 1980, vol. I, p. 162, no. 508 (illustrated, p. 163).
Vienna, Christian M. Nebehay, Gustav Klimt, 1962, no. 25a.
Salzburg, Galerie Welz, 1964, no. 17.
The present work is a study for Klimt's portrait of Rose von Rosthorn-Friedmann, a Viennese aristrocrat who was renowned not only for her ethereal beauty but her extreme intelligence.
(fig. 1) Gustav Klimt, Bildnis Rose von Rosthorn-Friedmann, 1900-1901. Location unknown. BARCODE: 25011128
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