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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE GERMAN COLLECTION

Egon Schiele
PROFILANSICHT EINES STEHENDEN AKTES (OHNE KOPF) (STANDING NUDE IN PROFILE (WITHOUT HEAD))
Estimate
80,000120,000
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190

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE GERMAN COLLECTION

Egon Schiele
PROFILANSICHT EINES STEHENDEN AKTES (OHNE KOPF) (STANDING NUDE IN PROFILE (WITHOUT HEAD))
Estimate
80,000120,000
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Egon Schiele
1890 - 1918
PROFILANSICHT EINES STEHENDEN AKTES (OHNE KOPF) (STANDING NUDE IN PROFILE (WITHOUT HEAD))
signed Egon Schiele and dated 1918 (lower right); stamped with the Nachlass mark on the verso
black crayon on paper
46.5 by 29.5cm., 18 1/4 by 11 5/8 in.
Executed in 1918. 
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Provenance

Estate of the Artist
Melanie Schiele Schuster (the artist's sister), Vienna
Rudolf Leopold, Vienna
Galerie Welz, Salzburg
Private Collection, Salzburg
Thence by descent to the present owner

Literature

Jane Kallir, Egon Schiele, The Complete Works, London, 1998, no. 2289, illustrated p. 616

Catalogue Note

Profilansicht eines stehenden Aktes was executed during the last year of Egon Schiele's life in 1918. At the age of twenty-eight, Schiele died, consumed by the Spanish flu that ravished Vienna that winter. On his deathbed, he muttered: ‘Now the war is over and I must go’ (quoted in Jane Kallir, Egon Schiele: Drawings and Watercolours, London, 2003, p. 447). Drawings such as the present work have an added poignancy, showing that the artist disappeared at the height of his artistic power. By then, Vienna had also learnt to respect and celebrate his art; at the Secession exhibition that year Schiele was given a central place, following in Gustav Klimt’s steps as the city’s leading artist. 

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