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Standing Dancer from the Right with Ruff, 1904

Leopold Museum,
Pencil on Japanese paper
55×34.9 cm


  • Gustav Klimt

    (Baumgarten near Vienna/Vienna 1862–1918 Vienna)

Unfortunately not on display at the moment
This drawing belongs to the group of studies that Alice Strobl subsumed under the heading “Female Dancers”. Though the model is not carrying out any dynamic dance movement, the flamboyant position of the hand, especially, can be interpreted as a dance-like, mimic staging. The striking drapery, which was hitherto described as a ruche-trimmed dress, is actually a combination of two garments – a scarf-like, ruche-trimmed stole, which was worn by the protagonists from the aforementioned group of dancers in several depictions, and a trouser-like undergarment also trimmed with ruches, which in similar drawings reaches up to the center of the body, and in others covers the entire torso. Another special feature of this work on paper from the Leopold Museum is the monogram, inscribed into a square, that Gustav Klimt (1862–1918) added to it, something he rarely did in his drawings. An identical monogram can be found in Klimt’s 1902/03 painting Portrait of Emilie Flöge.

Object data

  • Gustav Klimt
Standing Dancer from the Right with Ruff
Art movement
Symbolism, Art Nouveau
Graphic work
Pencil on Japanese paper
55×34.9 cm
Monogrammed lower left: GK
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 1359
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: 1184

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Provenance research
Leopold Museum i

Galerie H. O. Miethke, Wien (1906-1911);
vermutlich Berta Zuckerkandl, Wien (1911); (1)
Dr. Rudolf Leopold, Wien (vor 1982-1994); (2)
Leopold Museum – Privatstiftung, Wien (1994)

  1. Alice Strobl, Gustav Klimt. Die Zeichnungen. 1878-1918 Nachtrag, Salzburg 1989, S. 224; Sonja Niederacher, Gustav Klimt. Stehende Tänzerin nach rechts mit Ballantrée, Dossier vom 31.01.2019.
  2. Alice Strobl, Gustav Klimt. Die Zeichnungen 1904-1912, Salzburg 1982, Nr. 1184

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