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Seated woman with bare breasts



Egon Schiele


12 Jun 1890 – 31 Oct 1918

  • Details

    Media category
    Materials used
    black crayon
    45.1 x 29.2 cm
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.l., black crayon "Egon / Schiele / 1918".

    Gift of Mrs Rosmarie Samuelson 2013. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
    Not on display
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    Artist information
    Egon Schiele

    Works in the collection


  • About

    This black crayon drawing by the Austrian Expressionist, EGON SCHIELE depicts a seated woman with bare breasts. It is typical of the artist’s more placid, mature work, contrasting with his earlier nude drawings, which tend to have an explicit, even disturbing, erotic power. The drawing dates from 1918 - the year Schiele died. Although his career was short, spanning a scant nine years, he was remarkably prolific, with about 2,500 drawings and watercolours listed in the catalogue raisonne of his work. Schiele is also represented in the collection with a poster he designed in 1918 for the 49th exhibition of the Vienna Secession. The Gallery also owns drawings by Schiele’s compatriot and contemporary, Oskar Kokoschka, as well as figure studies by Gustav Klimt, who exerted a significant influence on both Schiele and Kokoschka.

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

  • Provenance

    Rosmarie Samuelson, Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, Gift of Mrs Rosmarie Samuelson 2013

    Galerie Würthle, Vienna/Austria, Purchased by Samuelson 1972

    Vita Maria Künstler

    Galerie St. Etienne, New York/New York/United States of America

    Heinrich Rieger, Vienna/Austria

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