The Last Great Portrait by Gustav Klimt

London | 27 June 2023

Sotheby’s reveals a work that is not only the star of the summer auction season in London, but also one of the finest and most valuable works of art ever to be offered in Europe. Still standing on an easel in Gustav Klimt’s studio at the time of the artist’s unexpected and untimely death in February 1918, Dame mit Fächer (Lady with a Fan) – a beautiful, rich and alluring portrait of an unnamed woman – brings together all the technical prowess and creative exuberance that define Klimt’s greatest work.

This work is being offered in the Modern and Contemporary Evening Auction, featuring Face to Face: A Celebration of Portraiture on 27 June at Sotheby's London.

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