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Standing Naked Pregnant Woman from the Right. Study for Hope II (Vision), 1904/05

Leopold Museum,
Blue crayon on Japanese paper
55.1×35.9 cm


  • Gustav Klimt

    (Baumgarten near Vienna/Vienna 1862–1918 Vienna)

Unfortunately not on display at the moment
Immediately after completing his painting Hope I, Gustav Klimt (1862–1918) apparently envisaged a further version of this motif, which he realized in 1907/08 in the work Hope II (Vision). For stylistic reasons, the studies of standing pregnant women Klimt created for this second version, including the present work from the Leopold Museum, must be dated back to 1904/05. It shows a profile depiction of a young pregnant woman whose pregnancy is not as advanced as that of the nude in the finished painting. Alice Strobl recognized the standing model in another study, created around the same time, which shows the young woman sitting.

Object data

  • Gustav Klimt
Standing Naked Pregnant Woman from the Right. Study for Hope II (Vision)
Art movement
Symbolism, Art Nouveau
Graphic work
Blue crayon on Japanese paper
55.1×35.9 cm
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 1350
Inventory access
Contributed to the Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung in 1994
Selection of Reference works
  • Gustav Klimt. Die Sammlung im Leopold Museum, hrsg. von Tobias G. Natter/Elisabeth Leopold, Ostfildern 2013 (Bestandskatalog des Leopold Museum: Band 1).
  • Alice Strobl: Gustav Klimt. Die Zeichnungen 1904-1912, Salzburg 1982.
Catalogue raisonne
  • Strobl Bd. 2/1982: 1748

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Provenance research
Leopold Museum i

Nachlass Gustav Klimt, Wien (1918); (1)
Helene Donner, Wien (o.D.);
Dr. Rudolf Leopold, Wien (1957-1994); (2)
Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung, Wien (1994).

  1. Nachlass-Stempel »GUSTAV / KLIMT / NACHLASS« auf der Rückseite rechts unten
  2. Sonja Niederacher, Dossier zu Gustav Klimt. 26 Zeichnungen aus dem Eigentum von Helene Donner, 31.01.2018

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