24 June 2009
Gustav Klimt (1862-1918)
Mädchen nach links, das linke Knie aufgestützt
with the Nachlass stamp (lower right)
pencil on simili Japan paper
22 3/8 x 14¾ in. (56.9 x 37.4 cm.)
Executed in 1916-1917
Galleria del Levante, Milan (no. 0113).
Anonymous sale, Christie's, London, 10 February 2005, lot 595.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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A. Strobl, Gustav Klimt, Die Zeichnungen, vol. III, Salzburg, 1984, no. 2800 (illustrated p. 169).
Milan, Galleria del Levante, Disegni di Klimt, Kubin, Kokoschka, 1963, no. 36 (illustrated).
This drawing relates to the oil Die Freundinnen, 1916-1917 (Novotny-Dobai no. 201), which was destroyed in a fire at Schloß Immendorf, Lower Austria, in May 1945.
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