Woman in scarf, Gustav Klimt Handzeichnungen (Sketch), 1922

Original collotype lithograph of a well-dressed woman wearing a scarf around her face, leaving only her eyes exposed. This work was pubished 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 3/4 inches. Exceptional condition commensurate with age.

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. This artwork arrives accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.

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.