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Title

Study of a standing female figure

circa 1914


Artist

Ferdinand Hodler

Switzerland

14 Mar 1853 - 19 May 1918


About

FERDINAND HODLER ranks alongside Böcklin as the outstanding Swiss artist of the 19th century and is regarded as one of the forerunners of Expressionism. This brush and oil drawing is one of the many preparatory sketches for the central figure in Hodler’s monumental decoration, ‘A Glimpse into infinity’, (completed in 1916) for the Kunsthaus, Zurich. The model was Philomène Charles (as noted on the sheet: ‘philo’). Her sister Clairette, as well as Hodler’s favourite model, Jeanne Charles, all feature in the final work.


Details


Date

circa 1914


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

brush and red oil paint on paper


Dimensions

37.0 x 22.4 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

130.2013


Artist information

Ferdinand Hodler

Works in the collection

2


Provenance


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

Roland, Browse and Delbanco, London/England, Purchased by Samuelson 1976