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Standing Nude Girl, 1913/14

Leopold Museum,
Black chalk, gouache on paper
51.5×36.7 cm


  • Ludwig Heinrich Jungnickel

    (Wunsiedel 1881–1965 Vienna)

Unfortunately not on display at the moment
This subtly and sparingly colored work on paper is one of the few depictions of female nude youths found in the oeuvre of the painter and graphic artist Ludwig Heinrich Jungnickel (1881–1965), who was celebrated primarily on account of his animal paintings. Created in 1913/14, the work clearly shows the influence Expressionist artists, including Oskar Kokoschka (1886–1980), Egon Schiele (1890–1918) and Anton Kolig (1886–1950), exerted on Jungnickel. The choice of motif, too, was directly informed by these artists, seeing as he depicted a girl on the cusp of puberty. Artists of early Austrian Expressionism preferred this ambivalent age at the threshold to adulthood. Unlike Kokoschka and Schiele, who were both interested in the nascent sexuality of adolescents and thus depicted them completely naked, Jungnickel decided to cover the girl’s pubic region with a short skirt. This approach contradicts the other Expressionists’ sexualized gaze and thus reveals Jungnickel’s more measured view on the subject.

Object data

  • Ludwig Heinrich Jungnickel
Standing Nude Girl
Art movement
Graphic work
Black chalk, gouache on paper
51.5×36.7 cm
Signed lower right with pencil: L. H. JUNGNICKEL
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 3746
Inventory access
Contributed to the Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung in 1994
Selection of Reference works
  • Linie und Form. 100 Meisterzeichnungen aus der Sammlung Leopold, hrsg. von Franz Smola/Fritz Koreny, Wien 2014 (Ausst.-Kat. Leopold Museum, Wien, 23.05.2014–20.10.2014).

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