London, South Kensington
6 February 2015
Gustav Klimt (1862-1918)
Stehend nach links, study for Bildnis Hermine Gallia
pencil on paper
17 7/8 x 12 5/8 in. (45.3 x 32.2 cm.)
Drawn circa 1903-04
The artist's estate.
Rudolf Zimpel, by whom acquired from the above.
Galleria del Levante, Milan.
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A. Strobl, Gustav Klimt, Die Zeichnungen 1878-1903, Salzburg, 1980, no. 1034 (illustrated p. 297).
Vienna, Gustav Klimt, Eine Nachlese, 70 Bedeutende Zeichnungen, March - May 1963, no. 15 (illustrated).
This work is a study for the oil Bildnis Hermine Gallia (Novotny-Dobai 138), today in the National Gallery, London. Gallia was an important patron of the arts in Vienna during Gustav Klimt's time and is the subject of several important works by the artist.
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