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Egon Schiele

Paar Im Umarmung (Couple embracing)

Estimate:

250,000

to
- 350,000 USD

Egon Schiele

Egon Schiele

Paar Im Umarmung (Couple embracing)

Paar Im Umarmung (Couple embracing)

Estimate:

250,000

to
- 350,000 USD

Starting bid:

250,000

USD

(0 bids, reserve not met)

Lot closes:

Lot closes:

7 days, 2 hours

7 days, 2 hours

May 14, 02:56 PM (GMT)

May 14, 02:56 PM (GMT)

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Egon Schiele

1890 - 1918

Paar Im Umarmung (Couple embracing)


Signed Egon Schiele and dated 1914 (lower right); stamped with the Nachlass mark (on the reverse)

Black crayon on paper

19 ½ by 12 ⅞ in. (49.7 by 32.7 cm)

Framed: 32 by 25 ⅜ in. (81.2 by 64.4 cm)

Executed in 1914-15. 

Executed on cream wove paper. Hinged to a mount at two spots along the upper edge of its verso. Sheet is lightly time stained. There is a 2.5 inch area of repair in the center of the left edge as well as a 1.5-inch long repaired tear. There is a pinhole to the lower right edge and one 1/2 inch repaired tear in the center of the right edge. There is a small nick to the upper left edge, and a couple of small repaired tears along the upper and lower edge. There are some minor handling creases to all four edges. Spots of foxing throughout. The medium is strong. The work is in overall good condition.


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Estate of the artist
Melanie Schiele Schuster, Vienna (the artist's sister; by descent from the above)
Kurt Rosegg, Vienna & Kansas City (acquired by 1938)
Private Collection, United States (by descent from the above)
Galerie St. Etienne, New York (acquired from the above in 1982)
Private Collection, New York (acquired by January 1986 and sold by the estate: Christie's, New York, May 16, 2018, lot 133)
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
Viennese Design and the Wiener Werkstätte (exhibition catalogue), Galerie St. Etienne, New York, 1986, illustrated p. 136 
Janet Hobhouse, The Bride Stripped Bare: The Artist and the Female Nude in the Twentieth Century, New York, 1988, illustrated p. 69
Egon Schiele: in der Österreichischen Galerie in Wien (exhibition catalogue), Galerie Welz, Salzburg, 1990, illustrated p. 34
Jane Kallir, Egon Schiele: The Complete Works, New York, 1998, no. 1676, illustrated p. 543
New York, Gagosian Gallery, Egon Schiele: Nudes, 1994, n.n.