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Title

Seated woman with bare breasts

1918


Artist

Egon Schiele

Austria

12 Jun 1890 - 31 Oct 1918


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.


Details


Date

1918


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

black crayon


Dimensions

45.1 x 29.2 cm


Signature & date

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


Credit

Gift of Mrs Rosmarie Samuelson 2013. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program


Location

Not on display


Accession number

129.2013


Artist information

Egon Schiele

Works in the collection

2


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


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Unknown, Egon Schiele: the complete graphic works, New York, 1990, 625 (illus.). no.2370