(Vienna 1862–1918) ‘Annerl’, 1885, bust of a small girl looking to her right, study for the ‘ceiling painting for the Stadttheater Karlsbad im Tanz’, (Novotny-Dobai no.30), collector’s stamp WSG, inscription below at sheet margin: Zeichnung v. Gustav Klimt best. Fam. (?) Klimt, black chalk, pencil with white accents on paper, 44.3 x 26 cm, sight area 26.5 x 24.5 cm (illustrated in Strobl and Pirchan with these dimensions), framed, (K)
All illustrations in the literature of sight area and without collector’s stamp.
Alice Strobl, Gustav Klimt, Die Zeichnungen 1878–1903, vol. I, published by the Albertina, Verlag Galerie Welz, Salzburg 1980, no. 135 —) with note: Nebehay believes that the sitter referred to by Pirchan as ‘Annerl’ may have been a sister, Anna, who had died in 1875, whom Klimt may have drawn after a photograph.
Provenance: Franziska Klimt Oberkommisär Walter Glaas, Vienna Private Collection, Vienna
Illustrated in: Emil Pirchan, Gustav Klimt, ein Künstler aus Vienna, Vienna, Leipzig 1942, ill. 49 Emil Pirchan, Gustav Klimt, Bergland Verlag, Vienna 1956, ill. 111 (full-page) Christian M. Nebehay, Gustav Klimt, Dokumentation, Vienna 1969, see ills. 25 and 97
Mentioned in: Fritz Novotny/Johannes Dobai, Gustav Klimt, Verlag Galerie Welz, Salzburg 1967, page 286/30
Compare: Alice Strobl-Band I, II, IV: pp. 880, 1335, 3541, 3541a, 3541b, 3565, 3610a, 3628, 3669, 3691. All of these drawings carry the collector’s stamp WSG, and have predominantly been owned by Franziska Klimt, in the collection of the Oberkommissär Walter Glaas and his family, as was our study. Nine of the above-mentioned drawings are illustrated in the Dorotheum catalogue, Meisterzeichnungen von 1880–1940, 15.12.1988.
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