Portrait of Baroness Wittgenstein by Gustav Klimt, An Aftermath collotype, 1931


Original 1931 collotype created from Gustav Kilmt’s Portrait of Baroness Wittgenstein (oil on canvas, 1905). Published by Max Eisler and printed by Österreichischer Staatsdruckerei (Austrian State Printing Office), Vienna, in an edition of 500.
Paper measures approx. 17 7/8 x 18 5/8 inches. Exceptional condition commensurate with age. Image is pristine and will display beautifully.

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 1905 oil painting.

This piece 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.