- Egon Schiele
- Sitzender Junge (Seated Boy)
- Signed with the initial S. and dated 10. (center right)
- Gouache, watercolor and black crayon on paper
C. J. Rittmannsberger, Vienna (probably acquired from the above in the 1960s and sold by the family: Sotheby's, London, June 26, 2008, lot 161)
Acquired at the above sale by A. Alfred Taubman
Writing about Schiele's depictions of the male nude, Simon Wilson has observed: "Schiele's mature art presents us with an image of man, free-floating, seen from strange and unusual angles and in strange and unusual postures, that is quite new in the long history of the human image in Western art. He developed in other works a completely fresh view of man in art—an extraordinary achievement. But that is not all: Schiele's image of man is of an unprecedented and remarkable completeness. He depicts [men] as the sexual being [they] are in a way no other great artist had ever done before, and at the same time gives full and equal value to the metaphysical and the psychological" (Simon Wilson, Egon Schiele, Ithaca, 1980, p. 18).