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PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Egon Schiele
MUTTER MIT KIND UND SCHLAFENDE (MOTHER WITH CHILD AND SLEEPING WOMAN)
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PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Egon Schiele
MUTTER MIT KIND UND SCHLAFENDE (MOTHER WITH CHILD AND SLEEPING WOMAN)
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Egon Schiele
1890 - 1918
MUTTER MIT KIND UND SCHLAFENDE (MOTHER WITH CHILD AND SLEEPING WOMAN)
signed S and dated 10 (lower left)
pencil on paper
56 by 37cm., 22 by 14½in.
Drawn in 1910.
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Provenance

John and Paul Herring & Co., New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner on 16th April 1999

Exhibited

Vienna, Gustav Nebehay Kunsthandlung, Die Zeichnung: Egon Schiele, 1919, no. 47, illustrated in the catalogue
Vienna, Galerie Würthle, Egon Schiele, 1928, no. 8
New York, Museum of Modern Art, Vienna 1900: Art, Architecture & Design, New York, 1986, no. 102

Literature

Jane Kallir, Egon Schiele: The Complete Works, London, 1998, no. 394, illustrated p. 393
Jane Kallir, Egon Schiele's Women, Munich, 2012, no. 81, illustrated p. 94

Catalogue Note

Commenting on the extraordinary significance of Schiele's figure drawings, scholar Thomas M. Messer remarks: 'It is the rendition of the human likeness that carries Schiele most directly toward the attainment of his creative objectives. Schiele drew and painted men and women, from infancy to old age, in formal pose and in moments of abandon, singly or in groups, concentrating upon them all his skill and penetrating insight. In doing so, he observed their every feature, probing beyond the exterior toward the hidden layers of a psychic reality. Eventually this search centered upon himself. Or rather, one may assume that Schiele's trenchant portraits of others were always preparatory manoeuvres for an ultimate assault upon the bastions of his own inner defences' (Thomas M. Messer, 'Egon Schiele: Works on Paper' in Egon Schiele 1890-1918: Watercolors and Drawings from American Collections (exhibition catalogue), Galerie St. Etienne, New York, 1965, p. 7).

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