Various graphite pencils, with erasing and stumping, on cream laid paper
Signed and dated, recto, lower right, in graphite: "Gustav Klimt Jan. 29 / 1 1880"; inscribed verso, lower right, in graphite: "1059"
425 × 267 mm
Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection
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Alice Strobl, Gustav Klimt: Die Zeichnungen 1878–1918, vol. IV (Salzburg, 1989), pp. 16 –17, cat. 3176 (ill.), as Männlicher Rückenakt, die Finger am Hinterkopf verschränkt.
Suzanne Folds McCullagh (ed.), Drawings in Dialogue: Old Master Through Modern, The Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection, exh. cat. (Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 2006), p. 101, cat. 66 (ill.).
Art Institute of Chicago, “Drawings in Dialogue: Old Master Through Modern, The Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection,” June 3–July 30, 2006, p. 101, cat. 66 (ill.).
Art Institute of Chicago, “Undressed: The Fashion of Privacy,” June 22-Sept. 29, 2013, no cat.
Art Institute of Chicago, “The Thrill of the Chase: Drawings for the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection,” Mar. 15-June 15, 2014, no cat.
Georg Klimt (the artist’s brother), Vienna; Private collector, Austria, from 1927 [according to London 2002 auct. cat.]; by descent, until 2002; sold, Christie’s, London, June 27, 2002, lot 334, to Dorothy Braude Edinburg, Brookline, MA; given to the Art Institute of Chicago, 2013.
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