7 February 2013
PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN GENTLEMAN
Gustav Klimt (1862-1918)
Bildniskopf von vorne (recto); Stehende Dame mit Umhang (verso)
with the Nachlass stamp (lower right; 1575)
pencil on paper
22½ x 14¾ in. (57 x 37.3 cm.)
Drawn circa 1914-1916
August Lederer, Vienna, acquired directly from the artist.
Erich Lederer, Vienna & Geneva.
Elisabeth Lederer, Geneva, by descent from the above.
Private collection, New York, by whom acquired in 1999.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
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A. Strobl, Gustav Klimt, Die Zeichnungen, vol. IV, 1878-1918, Salzburg, 1989, nos. 3694 and 3694a, pp. 192-193 (illustrated).
This work is related to the painting Bildnis Baronin Elisabeth Bachofen-Echt from 1914 (Novotny-Dobai 188).
The recto is a portrait study and the verso a costume study for the oil portrait of Elisabeth Bachofen-Echt (née Lederer).
Please note this work should be starred in the catalogue.
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