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Egon Schiele
STILLEBEN EINES SILBERBLATTES IN BLAUER VASE (STILL LIFE OF A MONEYPLANT BRANCH IN BLUE VASE)
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 150,000 USD
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407

PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION

Egon Schiele
STILLEBEN EINES SILBERBLATTES IN BLAUER VASE (STILL LIFE OF A MONEYPLANT BRANCH IN BLUE VASE)
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 150,000 USD
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Egon Schiele
1890 - 1918
STILLEBEN EINES SILBERBLATTES IN BLAUER VASE (STILL LIFE OF A MONEYPLANT BRANCH IN BLUE VASE)
Signed Schiele. and dated 06. (lower right)
Gouache and crayon on paper
15 5/8 by 12 1/8 in.
39.8 by 30.8 cm
Executed in 1906.
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Provenance

Professor Ludwig Karl Strauch, Vienna
Mrs. Ludwig Karl Strauch, Vienna (by descent from the above)
Private Collection (acquired from the above)
Sale: Sotheby's, London, March 30, 1988, lot 322
Acquired at the above sale

Literature

Jane Kallir, Egon Schiele: The Complete Works, New York, 1998, no. 54, illustrated p. 353

Catalogue Note

This tranquil still life was executed shortly after Schiele had enrolled at Vienna’s prestigious Akademie der bildenden Künste. At just sixteen, Schiele was the youngest student at the Akademie, and his work from this time, such as this still life of a moneyplant branch in a vase, is very different from the aesthetic with which he is typically associated. He was a prolific landscape and nature painter, and his early work suggests a young man enamored with the natural world. The patterned textile under the vase, typical of the Vienna Seccession, and its sinuous contour hint at the aesthetic that would come to shape the young artist's oeuvre. While Schiele’s output at this time was largely conventional, this virtuoso gouache, one of his "masterpieces of verisimilitude" is a striking evidence of Schiele’s natural brilliance (Jane Kallir, Egon Schiele: The Complete Works, London, 1990, p. 36).

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