This is an original early drawing by Gustav Klimt. The drawings of this group afford an insight into various aspects of Klimt’s thorough training, as a painter of large decorative schemes, at the Viennese School of Applied Arts (Kunstgewerbeschule),
Want more images or videos?
Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 7

Gustav Klimt
Angel Holding a Mirror, and Child Dressed as a Woman - Original Klimt Drawing

1881-1882

About

This is an original early drawing by Gustav Klimt. The drawings of this group afford an insight into various aspects of Klimt’s thorough training, as a painter of large decorative schemes, at the Viennese School of Applied Arts (Kunstgewerbeschule), and of the work of his first years as an independent artist. The wide technical and stylistic range that he would have been expected to master in the Vienna of the 1870s and 1880s, the Era of Historicism, was to prove invaluable to his subsequent development as a draughtsman. Gustav Klimt was born on 14 July 1862 in Baumgarten near Vienna. As one of the most famous representatives of Jugendstil and founder of the Vienna Secession, Klimt is one of the most important Austrian painters. Even during his lifetime, Klimt is regarded as one of the most controversial but at the same time most popular artists of the century. Klimt died on 6 February 1918 in Vienna. In the years 1876 until 1883 Klimt studied at the Vienna School of Applied Art with professors Ferdinand Laufberger and Julius Viktor Berger. After completing his studies he established a studio together with his brother Ernst and Franz Matsch. From 1885 onwards they painted for theatres in the Monarchy numerous wall and ceiling paintings, of which those in the Burgtheater in Vienna merit special emphasis. These were followed in 1891 with paintings in the staircase of the Kunsthistorisches Museum. At that time Klimt was already an esteemed painter and his oil paintings and drawings clearly demonstrated the influence of Historicism. In 1892 his brother Ernst died which led to the dissolution of the artist company. As Klimt had already attracted attention with the paintings in the spandrels and between the columns at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, he was awarded in 1894 the commission to paint the faculty pictures in the Great Hall of the University of Vienna. In 1897 the artist association Secession was founded and Klimt was appointed their first president. The presentation of Klimt’s first faculty picture Philosophy in 1900 unleashed a tremendous scandal. As Medicine (1901) and Jurisprudence (1903) also did not receive appropriate acknowledgement from the commissioners of the paintings, Klimt repurchased the faculty pictures in 1905. In the same year differences of opinion caused him to leave the Secession. The works Adele Bloch-Bauer and The Kiss, which were shown at the Kunstschau exhibition of 1908, marked the pinnacle of Klimt’s ‘Golden Style’. International exhibitions led to him gaining recognition abroad. In addition to his portraits, in the last ten years of his life he devoted himself increasingly to landscapes. Additional information: - The study is listed in the official catalogue raisonné by Alice Strobl with number 43 - The study is also listed in our Klimt catalogue: Gustav Klimt – Drawings from 2018 on page 16 from 182. - Signed on the lower left: G. Klimt

Details

  • Movement & Style
    Vienna Secession
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Period
  • Dimensions
    H 2.88 in. x W 6.19 in.H 7.3 cm x W 15.7 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Vienna, AT
  • Reference Number
    LU110125107921
Buyer Protection Guaranteed
Our Promise To You: If you're not happy with the way an item arrived, we'll work with you and the seller to reach an optimal resolution. Read more

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity

    Some items may require special handling and packaging. Request a shipping quote to see what options are available to your destination.

  • Return Policy

    This item can be returned within 14 days of delivery.

    View details
  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About the Seller

No Reviews Yet
Vetted
1stdibs seller since 2018
Typical response time: 1 hour
Located in Vienna, AT
More From This Seller
Study for the Judge in "Jurisprudence" (Faculty Painting at Vienna University)
Study for the Judge in "Jurisprudence" (Faculty...
Gustav Klimt
1890s Vienna Secession Portrait Drawings and Watercolors
Chalk, Paper
This is a study for one of the most important works by Gustav Klimt. The Klimt University of Vienna Ceiling Paintings, also known as the Faculty Paintings, were a series of paintings...
Reminaissance
Reminaissance
Günter Brus
1970s Contemporary Interior Drawings and Watercolors
Crayon, Pencil
Günter Brus was born on 27 September 1938 in Austria. Alongside Otto Muehl, Herrmann Nitsch and Rudolf Schwarzkogler, he was one of the most important representatives of "Wiener Akti...
Composition à l'Oiseau
Composition à l'Oiseau
Fernand Léger
1940s Analytic Cubist Mixed Media
Gouache
Fernand Léger is born on 4 February 1881 in Argentan in Normandy as the son of a cattle trader and begins his career as an architectural draftsman. While his early work is influenced...
You May Also Like
Marvellous Original Framed Drawing by Klimt - The Two Friends
Marvellous Original Framed Drawing by Klimt - T...
Gustav Klimt
Early 20th Century Symbolist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors
Graphite
Gustav KLIMT (1862-1918) The Two Friends c. 1905/6 Graphite on paper Framed size 74.5 x 54 cms Dimensions unframed - 55 x 34.9 cms Stamped and inscribed lower right from the Estat...
Vienna Secessionist Nude in Ink, Circa Early 20th Century
Vienna Secessionist Nude in Ink, Circa Early 20...
Unknown
Early 20th Century Vienna Secession Nude Drawings and Watercolors
Paper, Ink
This circa early 20th century ink on paper figure is framed in a contemporary black frame with archival matting and conservation clear glass. This piece was acquired within a collec...
Figure in Profile Looking Left Standing Next to an Armchair
Figure in Profile Looking Left Standing Next to...
Gustav Klimt
Early 1900s Vienna Secession Portrait Drawings and Watercolors
Pencil
GUSTAV KLIMT 1862-1918 1862 - Vienna - 1918 (Austrian) Title: Figure in Profile Looking Left Standing Next to an Armchair, ca. 1900 Technique: Original Stamped Pencil Drawing on T...
Nude of Woman Reclined on the Back of a Chair on the Right, Original Drawing
Nude of Woman Reclined on the Back of a Chair o...
Gustav Klimt
Early 1900s Vienna Secession Nude Drawings and Watercolors
Charcoal
Nude of Woman Reclined On the Back of a Chair on the Right is an original drawing realized by Gustav Klimt between 1904 and 1906, probably in 1905, as stated in the Catalogue Raisonn...
Delicate Figure Studies in Graphite
Delicate Figure Studies in Graphite
Unknown
Late 19th Century Vienna Secession Figurative Drawings and Watercolors
Paper, Graphite
This late 19th to early 20th century graphite on paper figure study with three nudes is signed E. T. R. Initialed on the left. From a collection of Vienna Secessionist works on pape...
Skizzenblatt
Skizzenblatt
Koloman Moser
Early 20th Century Vienna Secession Figurative Drawings and Watercolors
Watercolor
Watercolours on paper, backside stamp

Untitled - Parmis Sayous 21st Century drawing, Iranian contemporary painter
Untitled - Parmis Sayous 21st Century drawing, ...
Parmis Sayous
2010s Expressionist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors
Pastel, India Ink, Cardboard
Pastel and India ink on cardboard Created in 2019 in Paris, France Unique work Signed by the artist Parmis Sayous was born in 1982 in Teheran, Iran. Since 2015, She has lived and wo...
Untitled - Parmis Sayous 21st Century drawing, Iranian contemporary painter
Untitled - Parmis Sayous 21st Century drawing, ...
Parmis Sayous
2010s Expressionist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors
Pastel, India Ink, Cardboard
Pastel and India ink on cardboard Created in 2019 in Paris, France Unique work Signed by the artist Parmis Sayous was born in 1982 in Teheran, Iran. Since 2015, She has lived and wo...

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries