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Bust Portrait of a Lady in Half Profile from the Right, c. 1915

Leopold Museum,
Pencil on Japanese paper
56×36.7 cm


  • Gustav Klimt

    (Baumgarten near Vienna/Vienna 1862–1918 Vienna)

Unfortunately not on display at the moment
While the present portrait drawing was not included in Alice Strobl’s catalogue raisonné, it can be regarded without a doubt as a work by Gustav Klimt (1862–1918) owing to the nature of its depiction. Elements such as the type of face of the model, the hair gathered at the neck with the few loose waves around the temples, and the incredibly precise contours reinforced in places by repeated strokes, correspond to the group of works that Strobl subsumed under the heading “Bust Portraits from around 1915”. As in the works from this group, in this study, too, the model’s clothed upper body is merely hinted at with few lines. The drawing features a harmoniously positioned block signature by Klimt, which suggests that the artist had found a buyer for this work.

Object data

  • Gustav Klimt
Bust Portrait of a Lady in Half Profile from the Right
c. 1915
Art movement
Art Nouveau, Symbolism
Graphic work
Pencil on Japanese paper
56×36.7 cm
Signed lower right using pencil: GUSTAV KLIMT
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 1968
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).

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Provenance research
Leopold Museum i

Dr. Rudolf Leopold, Wien (nach 1989); (1)
Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung, Wien (1994).

  1. Sonja Niederacher, Gustav Klimt. Brustbild einer Dame im Halbprofil nach rechts, um 1904. Dossier vom 31.01.2018

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