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Church at Unterach on Lake Attersee by Gustav Klimt, An Aftermath collotype, 1931


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Original 1931 collotype created from Gustav Kilmt’s Church at Unterach on Lake Attersee, oil on canvas, 1916. Published by Max Eisler and printed by Österreichischer Staatsdruckerei (Austrian State Printing Office), Vienna, in an edition of 500. Paper measures 17.88 x 18.63 inches.

In 1931, Max Eisler published the most notable posthumous collection of Gustav Klimt works to date. Using a complex gravure process, Klimt’s original oil paintings were painstakingly reproduced as collotype prints on Chine-collé, a thin, tissue-like paper which was bonded to a heavier cream wove backing paper during the striking of the image. This world-class example of collotype captures the superb resolution and color-richness of the original 1916 oil painting. "Unterach, also on the shores of Lake Atter, was the home of some other relatives of Emilie Floge, with whom she and Klimt stayed. Like the tower of the Schloss Kammer, Klimt dwelt on the church spire of Unterach, with its distinctive onion-shaped dome. As with his other views of lakeside hamlets, Klimt plays with the repetition of simple shapes across the surface of the canvas." (Gustav Klimt website)

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