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Gustav Klimt (1862 - 1918)

Lot 596: Gustav Klimt (1862-1918)

Christie's

February 10, 2005
London, United Kingdom

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Description

Studie für die 'Tänzerin' ('Die Erwartung') Kompositionsskizze, für das 'Stoclet-Fries'
pencil on Japan paper
14 3/4 x 13 5/8 in. (37.5 x 34.6 cm.)
Drawn in 1907-1908

Artist or Maker

Gustav Klimt (1862-1918)

Notes

Dr Marian Bisanz-Prakken has confirmed the authenticity of this work, which will be included in her forthcoming addition to the Klimt catalogue raisonné.

This drawing is a rediscovered variation of the subject seen in numbers 1669, 1681, 1688 in A. Strobl, Gustav Klimt. Die Zeichnungen, 1904-1912, vol. II, Salzburg, 1982 (illustrated pp. 145, 147, 149). According to Dr Bisanz-Prakken, it was drawn circa 1907-08 and it is one of the preliminary studies for the Tanzerin in Die Erwartung section of the Stoclet mosaic wall frieze created by Klimt for the Stoclet Palais, Brussels, in a building designed by Joseph Hoffmann. Klimt started to work on the frieze around 1906 and completed it in 1911.

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