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A portfolio of lithographs of life sketches by
 Gustav Klimt
 (1882-1918)

Gustav Klimt was an Austrian Symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Art Nouveau (Vienna Secession) movement. His major works include paintings, murals, sketches, many of which are on display in the Vienna Secession gallery. Klimt's primary subject was the female body, and his works are marked by a frank eroticism--nowhere is this more apparent than in his numerous drawings in pencil as illustrated by these lithographs. Klimt’s graphic studies, some are very graphic indeed, show his creative effort, which had considerable influence on his contemporaries. 

Unlike his paintings, Klimt's drawings centre on his model’s spontaneous temporary postures and movements. These drawings created between 1888-1918 reveal his mastery of the delineation the female human form by simple line interpretation, his props being minimal, usually confined to pillows or drapery. The result being studies that are almost trance like, the sensuous folds in the drapery suggesting depth or volume to create an impression of bodily substance.  

As his work progressed through the first decade of the 20th. century, the addition of coloured chalk to the graphite line, along with ringlets and loops add a sensuality to his life drawings. In his later studies his creative genius displays a synthesis of form and statement, reality and imagination. No wonder he was considered a genius of the then new movement in art, especially when viewed through his finished paintings. But the essence of that genius lies within these studies. 

The portfolio comprises of over twenty lithographs published in 1964 which individually, have now become very collectable as they are still quite reasonably affordable.

 

In the following entries, height preceeds width. Indications of direction and of left and right in these lithographs are from the spectator's viewpoint, unless reference is made to the actual right or left of a figure.

klimt image 1

No 1. Recumbent Female Nude, toward the left. Original drawing Ca. 1888

11 5/16 x 16 3/4" (287 x 425mm.)

Ref. SR1/vl/e.ando>RDN Price Code B

Klimt 2

No 2. Female nude, raised in suspense, with left arm lifted. Original drawing Ca.1897

Study for 'Rising Figure'
16 5/16 x 10 3/4" (415 x 273mm.)

Ref. SR2/vl/e.ando>DDN Price Code A

Klimt #4

No 4.Standing female nude in profile , facing left. Original drawing 1902

Study for 'The longing for Happiness'
17 9/16 x 12 3/8" (446 x 314mm.)

Ref. SR4/vl/e.ando>RNN Price Code B

Klimt #5

No 5. Seated Lady in long plaited garment, in an armchair. Original drawing Ca. 1903

Study for portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer
17 11/16 x 123/8" (450 x 315mm.)

Ref.SR5/vl/e.ando>AVL Price Code B

  Klimt #6

No 6. Portrait of a lady in long flowing garment and hat, facing right. Original drawing Ca. 1903

21 7/16 x 13 7/16" (545 x 342mm.)

Ref. SR6/vl/e.ando>DRN Price Code A

Klimt #7alt

No 7. Two female nudes in prone position, toward the right. Original drawing Ca.1904

Study for 'Water serpents' with satisfied smile
14 9/16 x 21 3/8" (370 x 543mm.)

Ref. SR7/vl/e.ando>DOL Price Code A

Klimt #8

No 8. Seated girl, facing left. Original drawing 1905-7


17 1/8 x 13 3/4" (435 x 349mm.)

Ref. SR8/vl/e.ando>ANN Price Code B

Klimt #10

No 10. Seated Lady, Facing left. Original drawing 1906

Study for portrait of Fritza Riedler
17 5/8 x 12 1/2" (448 x 317mm.)

Ref.SR10/vl/e.ando>DRN Price Code A

Klimt#11

No 11. Standing female figure in front view. Original drawing Ca. 1908

22 1/16 x 14 9/16" (560 x 370mm.)

Ref. SR11/vl/e.ando>DOL Price Code B  SOLD

Klimt #12

No 12. Female semi-nude in prone position, toward the right. Original drawing Ca.1908


14 9/16 x 22 1/16" (370 x 561mm.)

Ref. SR12/vl/e.ando>RDN Price Code B

Klimt#13

No 13. Female nude in back view, facing right. Original drawing 1910


22 5/16 x 14 9/16" (567 x 370mm.)

Ref. SR13/vl/e.ando>AAL Price Code B SOLD

Klimt#14

No 14. Standing Lady in full-length front view. Original drawing 1912

Study for portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer
21 5/8 x 11 7/16" (550 x 290mm.)

Ref.SR14/vl/e.ando>AAN Price Code B

Klimt#15

No 15. Lady reclining on a lounge. Original drawing 1913-15

19 11/16 x 12 3/4" (500 x 324mm.)

Ref. SR15/vl/e.ando>AAL Price Code B  SOLD

Klimt #16

No 16. Female semi-nude in movement toward the right. Original drawing Ca.1914


22 5/8 x 14 5/8" (567 x 371mm.)

Ref. SR16/vl/e.ando>DSL Price Code B

Klimt#17

No 17. Two studies for a female semi-nude in reclining position. Original drawing 1913-15


22 5/16 x 14 9/16" (566 x 370mm.)

Ref. SR17/vl/e.ando>AAL Price Code B SOLD

Klimt#19

No 19. Two studies for a female  semi-nude in recumbent position, toward the left. Original drawing 1916-17


14 11/16 x 22 3/8" (373 x 568mm.)

Ref.SR14/vl/e.ando>AAL Price Code B

Klimt #20

No 20. Seated Female semi-nude, facing right. Original drawing 1917-18

Study for 'The Bride'
22 5/16 x 14 9/16" (566 x 370mm.)

Ref. SR20/vl/e.ando>DSL Price Code B 

Klimt #21

No 21. Recumbent female figure in back view, toward the left. Original drawing Ca.1917


13 11/16 x 22 5/16" (348 x 567mm.)

Ref. SR21/vl/e.ando>ANN Price Code B

Klimt#22

No 22. Recumbent female nude, toward the left. Original drawing 1917


14 9/16 x 22 1/16" (370 x 560mm.)

Ref. SR22/vl/e.ando>ALN Price Code B

Klimt #23

No 23. Half- length portrait of a lady with fur collar, in three-quarter profile, facing left. Original drawing 1917


20 1/16 x13" (510 x 330mm.)

Ref.SR23/vl/e.ando>ARN Price Code B

Klimt#24

No 24. Female nude, prostrate on her belly, with left leg pulled up. Original drawing 1917

Study for 'Leda'
14 3/4 x 22 3/8" (374 x 569mm.)

Ref. SR24/vl/e.ando>ANN Price Code B 

Klimt#25

No 25. Portrait opf a landy in a kimono, lacing left. Original drawing Ca.1917-18

Study fo 'Portrait of Dora Breisach'
19 5/8 x 12 11/16" (498 x 322mm.)

Ref. SR25/vl/e.ando>DOL Price Code B

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