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Title

Study of a standing female figure

circa 1914

Artist

Ferdinand Hodler

Switzerland

14 Mar 1853 – 19 May 1918

  • 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
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Ferdinand Hodler

    Works in the collection

    2

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  • 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.

  • Provenance

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

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

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