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Female Nude with Hands Folded on Cheek (Study for "Jurisprudence," University of Vienna, 1903-1907)

Artist Gustav Klimt (Austrian, 1862–1918)
Title Female Nude with Hands Folded on Cheek (Study for "Jurisprudence," University of Vienna, 1903-1907) (Frauenakt, die Hände an die Wange gelegt)
Date 1903
Medium Blue crayon on paper
Dimensions Image: 17 3/4 × 12 1/4 in. (45.1 × 31.1 cm)
Sheet: 17 3/4 × 12 1/4 in. (45.1 × 31.1 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Serge Sabarsky, Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana University
Accession Number 79.117B

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1979, Gift to the Indiana University Art Museum from Serge Sabarsky, New York, NY

after 1968–1979, with Serge Sabarsky Gallery, New York, NY

unknown dates, Private Collection, United States [1]

1918–?, with Hermine Klimt (1865–1937), Vienna, Austria (by descent from the artist) [2]


[1] As given by Alice Strobl/Walter Koschatzky in their catalogue raisonné: Gustav Klimt: Die Zeichnungen. Vol. 1. Salzburg: Verlag Galerie Welz, 1980–84, cat. no. 889.

[2] Per inscription on the recto. Hermine Franziska Klimt, the artist’s younger sister, was living with him when he died, after which his estate passed into her care; her signature is thus found on the recto of numerous drawings, many of which were sold at auction throughout the early 1930s. It is not clear if the present drawing may have remained in her possession or had already at the time of her death.

Provenance research is ongoing for this and many other items in the Eskenazi Museum of Art permanent collection. For more information about the provenance of this artwork, please contact the department curator with specific questions.

1978, "Gustav Klimt Zeichnungen," Galerie Würthle, Vienna, Austria (no. 16)

March 26–May 6, 1977, "32 dessins de Gustav Klimt," Galerie Negru, Paris, France (no. 4)

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