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Standing Female Nude from the Right, Her Right Hand on Her Chest, 1906/07

Leopold Museum,
Orange crayon on Japanese paper
55.2×35 cm


  • Gustav Klimt

    (Baumgarten near Vienna/Vienna 1862–1918 Vienna)

Unfortunately not on display at the moment
The present work on paper is part of the large group of “Striding and Standing Female Nudes” Gustav Klimt (1862–1918) created between 1906 and 1907. In the strictly upright and stretched posture, which is characteristic of most of these nude studies, Alice Strobl recognized Klimt’s fascination with Egyptian and Assyrian art. The Standing Female Nude in the Leopold Museum’s drawing also corresponds to this distinct type of ephebically slender, elongated female body, while the raised head further increases the body’s upward movement. The use of red crayon is fairly common for this group of standing female nudes, as is the concentration of strokes along the contours in order to heighten the effect of three-dimensionality. The striking posture of the model, who is supporting her breasts with her hands, previously appeared in Klimt’s 1903 painting Will-o’-the-Wisp and its accompanying studies.

Object data

  • Gustav Klimt
Standing Female Nude from the Right, Her Right Hand on Her Chest
Art movement
Symbolism, Art Nouveau
Graphic work
Orange crayon on Japanese paper
55.2×35 cm
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 1374
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: 1573

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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; Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Katalog zu: Gustav Klimt. 1862-1918. Zeichnungen, Gedächtnisausstellung 16. Oktober bis 16. Dezember 1962, Wien 1962, Nr. 86

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