1 March 2006
Gustav Klimt (1862-1918)
Studie für den Mann des sitzenden Menschenpaares
black Conté crayon heightened with white chalk on buff paper
15½ x 12 3/8 in. (39.4 x 31.4 cm.)
Drawn circa 1901-1907
Galerie St. Etienne, New York.
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1965.
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A. Strobl, Gustav Klimt, Die Zeichnungen 1878-1903, Salzburg, 1980, vol. I, p. 194, no. 646 (illustrated, p. 195).
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