Gustav Klimt, ‘Figure in Profile Looking Left Standing Next to an Armchair’, 1900, Gilden's Art Gallery

This is an original pencil drawing by the artist Gustav Klimt.
It was realised in circa 1900. There are three pencil studies, verso.

There are numerous ink stamps verso from the Galleria Luca Scacchi Gracco and Galeria Galatea.

Provenance:
Galerie Wolfgang Gurlitt, Monaco;
Collection Christian Nebehay, Vienna;
Galleria Luca Scacchi Gracco, Milano;
Galleria Galatea, Torino;
Private Collection

Literature: Strobl, A. (1975). Gustav Klimt: Die Zeichnungen 1878-1903. Salzburg: Verlag Galerie Welz
Reference: Strobl 493

Condition: Very good condition. The sheet slightly toned. Areas of paper thinning in the upper sheet.

About Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt is best known for his opulently gilded art nouveau portraits of women that epitomize fin-de-siècle Vienna. His Symbolist pastiches of pale nudes, allegorical gardens and erotic content served as the basis for many American psychedelic poster designs in the 1960s. Early in his career, Klimt was supported generously by the Viennese community, and received several commissions for murals in theaters and the Museum Kunsthistorisches. Early narrative paintings depicted heavy subjects such as anxiety, doubt, sexuality, and death, but in later years, he turned toward landscape painting, exploring light and abstract patterns of nature. His most famous paintings are The Kiss (1907) and Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer (1907), which sold for a record auction price of more than 100 million dollars in 2006.

Austrian, 1862-1918, Baumgarten, Austria, based in Vienna, Austria