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Lady with Large White Hat, n. d.

Leopold Museum,
Pencil, black chalk, gouache on paper
32×28.5 cm


  • Ludwig Heinrich Jungnickel

    (Wunsiedel 1881–1965 Vienna)

Unfortunately not on display at the moment
The German-Austrian painter and graphic artist Ludwig Heinrich Jungnickel (1881–1965) is known primarily as the most eminent animal painter of Austrian Modernism. Born in Oberfranken, he received his artistic training at the Academies and Schools of Arts and Crafts of Munich and Vienna. Throughout the first two decades of the 20th century, Jungnickel’s oeuvre was influenced by his acquaintance with artists including Josef Hoffmann (1870–1956), Gustav Klimt (1862–1918), Oskar Kokoschka (1886–1980), Alfred Roller (1864–1935) and Egon Schiele (1890–1918). As impressively illustrated by this gouache portrait drawing of an elegant lady in a three-quarter view, Jungnickel primarily preferred graphic techniques. He skillfully placed colored and white heightening onto a framework of lines drawn with pencil and black chalk, in order to emphasize the flesh color and the hat opulently decorated with ostrich feathers. This extravagant fashion accessory allows us to approximately date the work to the 1910s.

Object data

  • Ludwig Heinrich Jungnickel
Lady with Large White Hat
n. d.
Art movement
Art Nouveau
Graphic work
Pencil, black chalk, gouache on paper
32×28.5 cm
Signed lower right with chalk: L. H. JUNGNICKEL
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 1209
Inventory access
Contributed to the Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung in 1994

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