Lot 6
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Gustav Klimt

120,000 - 150,000 GBP
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  • Gustav Klimt
  • Liegender Halbakt Nach Rechts (Half-nude reclining to the right)
  • stamped with the Gustav Klimt Nachlass stamp (on the verso)
  • pencil on paper
  • 37 by 54.9cm., 14 1/2 by 23 1/2 in.


Private Collection, New York
Sale: Sotheby's New York, 8th May 2013, lot 422
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner


Paris, Salle Saint Jean—L'Hôtel de Ville de Paris, Gustave Klimt, Oskar Kokoschka, Egon Schiele: Dessins et Aquarelles, 1984, no. 24, illustrated in the catalogue
Rouen, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen & Ceský Krumlov, Egon Schiele Art Centrum, Gustav Klimt, Oskar Kokoschka, Egon Schiele: Dessins et Aquarelles, 1995-96


Alfred Werner, Gustav Klimt: One Hundred Drawings, New York, 1972, no. 85, illustrated pl. 85
Alice Strobl, Gustav Klimt, Die Zeichnungen, 1912-1918, vol. III, Salzburg, 1984, no. 2404, illustrated p. 71

Catalogue Note

Design quote: 

'In the drawings, Klimt gives pride of his own gaze, the gaze of the artist and expert, the male and the master which is directed at the woman that he sketches. Accordingly, these women do not return the gaze. ... Klimt became nothing but an eye, nothing but a hand, purely from the feeling that moved and enraptured him, was in love with the nature of his subject and he let himself be carried away without restraint' (R. Metzger, Gustav Klimt, Drawings and Watercolours, London, 2005, p. 207).