8 February 2001
PROPERTY OF A SWISS PRIVATE COLLECTOR
Egon Schiele (1890-1918)
Sitzende Frau das rechte Bein ergreifend (Female Nude Clasping Right Leg)
signed and dated 'EGON SCHIELE 1917' (lower left)
charcoal on paper, with colouring in gouache, probably by another hand
17¾ x 113/8in. (45 x 28.8cm.)
Executed in 1917
Anon. sale, Phillips London, 27 November 1995, lot 25.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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J. Kallir, Egon Schiele: The Complete Works, New York, 1998, no. 2012, p. 583 (illustrated).
Tulln (Austria), Egon Schiele Museum, November 1994-June 1995.
In a letter dated October 4 1995, Jane Kallir states: "I examined this work in the original some years ago and at the time it was my opinion that there was reason to question the authenticity of the coloring as was subsequently noted in the aforementioned catalogue entry [of the catalogue raisonné]. However, I have no doubt that the charcoal drawing is genuine."
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