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


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Original 1922 collotype lithograph of a woman posing in a large hat, created from Gustav Kilmt’s handzeichnungen (sketch). Published by Thyrsos Verlag, Leipzig and Vienna in an edition of 375. Paper measures 10 9/16 x 7 13/16 inches.

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.