Standing nude, Gustav Klimt Handzeichnungen (Sketch), 1922


Original collotype lithograph of a figure drawing from Gustav Kilmt’s handzeichnungen (sketch) in 1922 by Thyrsos Verlag, Leipzig and Vienna, in an edition of 375. Paper measures

10 1/2 x 7 7/8 inches. Exceptional condition commensurate with age. Minor wrinkle in lower left corner, very minor discoloration in lower margin. Image is pristine and will frame beautifully. This artwork is presented in archival rag mat and arrives accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.

Klimt’s mastery of depth is most evident in the gentleness of his linework. Without the aid of shadow or the subtlety of values, the gestures of line allow the viewer a sense of a three-dimensional person or object. The meticulous lithographic process used to create Klimt’s Handzeichnungen portfolio ensures exceptionally crisp markings bearing a strong resemblance to the original sketches. This series showcases the quintessence behind Klimt’s signature visual style.

Century Guild has curated collections of Gustav Klimt’s printed works on paper for over twenty years. Please contact us directly if you’d like to learn more about this artwork.