21 June 2018
Gustav Klimt (1862-1918)
Dame mit Hut von vorne (Bildnis Adele Bloch-Bauer)
charcoal on paper
17 3/4 x 12 1/2 (45 x 31.8 cm.)
Drawn in 1903
Galerie Welz, Salzburg.
Paolo Barozzi, Venice, by whom acquired from the above in the early 1970s.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
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A. Strobl, Gustav Klimt: Die Zeichnungen, vol. I, 1878-1903, Salzburg, 1980, no. 1055, p. 304 (illustrated p. 305).
According to Alice Strobl, the present work is a study for Klimt's seminal work Bildnis Adele Bloch-Bauer I, 1907, now in the Neue Galerie, New York.
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