This exquisite drawing is one of the most outstanding examples from the celebrated group of classic-sized sheets of drawings made by Gustav Klimt at the end of the first decade of the 20th century, his Golden Phase. Its striking quality lies in the rare surety and restraint of its line, the elegant balance, and sparsity of its composition, and the singular tenderness of its erotic subject matter.
DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 21.7 x 13.7 in./ 55.0 x 34.9 cm
SIGNATURE: Stamped and Inscribed lower right from the Estate of Gustav Klimt: ‘Nachlass meines Bruders Hermine Klimt’
MEDIUM: Graphite on paper