Gustav Klimt Figurative Art - Study for "Sacred and Profane Music" - Drawing of a Female Figure in a Long Gown
Want more images?
Request additional images from the seller
1 of 10 images

Gustav Klimt
Study for "Sacred and Profane Music" - Drawing of a Female Figure in a Long Gown

1896

About

As Alice Strobl discovered, this delicate study of a woman in classical dress and playing music was a preparatory work for an 1896 allegory of secular and sacred music. This watercolour was originally in the Albertina but was lost after 1920 together with two relevant sketches and there are no known illustrations of these works.1 However, a series of small sketches on the verso of several figure studies demonstrates Klimt’s thoughts about these two personifications.2 Secular music appears as a classical, robed figure playing a cithara, while a frontal figure crowned by a halo embodies sacred music. In this study, Klimt is concentrating on the hands playing music and the introverted sidelong gaze; only the outlines of the instrument are indicated. One of the characteristics of this Symbolist phase in his work is the magical way in which the figure shines out against the dark hatched background. In contrast to his innovative allegories Junius and Skulptur, both also drawn for the series Allegorien, Neue Folge in 1896, the missing work Secular and Sacred Music was never published. Klimt explored the subject of a figure playing the cithara on a number of occasions, leading up to ‘Poetry’ in the Beethoven Frieze (1901–02). Marian Bisanz Prakken (translated by Rebecca Law) This work is listed in the catalogue raisonné by Alice Strobl with no. 285 It is in excellent condition.

Details

  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Dimensions
    H 17.56 in. x W 12.52 in. x D 1.19 in.H 44.6 cm x W 31.8 cm x D 3 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Vienna, AT
  • Reference Number
    LU110124348861
Buyer Protection Guaranteed
Our Promise To You: If you're not happy with the way an item arrived, we'll work with you and the seller to reach an optimal resolution. Read more

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity

    Some items may require special handling and packaging. Request a shipping quote to see what options are available to your destination.

  • Return Policy

    This item can be returned within 14 days of delivery.

    View details
  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About the Seller

New to 1stdibs
Joined in the past six months.
No Reviews Yet
Vetted
1stdibs seller since 2018
Located in Vienna, AT
More From This Seller
Study for the Portrait of Mäda Primavesi - Drawing of a young girl
Study for the Portrait of Mäda Primavesi - Draw...
Gustav Klimt
1910s Jugendstil Figurative Drawings and Watercolours
Paper, Pencil
Mäda Primavesi was the daughter of the banker Otto Primavesi – one of the most important patrons of the Wiener Werkstätte – and his wife, Eugenia. Gustav Klimt, who had become a frie...
Composition sketches for Portrait of Eugenia Primavesi
Composition sketches for Portrait of Eugenia Pr...
Gustav Klimt
1910s Vienna Secession Figurative Drawings and Watercolours
Pencil, Carbon Pencil
Gustav Klimt Composition sketches for Portrait of Eugenia Primavesi, 1912-13 Pencil on paper 560 x 375 mm This work is listed in the catalogue raisonné by Alice Strobl with number...
Study for the Judge in "Jurisprudence"
Study for the Judge in "Jurisprudence"
Gustav Klimt
Early 1900s Vienna Secession Figurative Drawings and Watercolours
Chalk
Gustav Klimt Study for the Judge in "Jurisprudence", 1903 Black chalk on paper 450 x 318 mm Unlike Schiele, who expressed his own feelings in his drawings, Klimt aimed to reflect ...
Standing Female Nude, Study for "Pallas Athene"
Standing Female Nude, Study for "Pallas Athene"
Gustav Klimt
1890s Vienna Secession Figurative Drawings and Watercolours
Pencil, Carbon Pencil
In November 1898, Klimt’s painting Pallas Athene was presented for the first time in the new Secession building. His modern interpretation of the goddess, dubbed the ‘Secession’s dem...
You May Also Like
Seated Nude Leaning Forward
Seated Nude Leaning Forward
Gustav Klimt
1910s Expressionist Portrait Drawings and Watercolours
Pencil
GUSTAV KLIMT 1862-1918 1862 - Vienna - 1918 (Austrian) Title: Seated Nude Leaning Forward, 1914 Technique: Original Stamped Pencil Drawing on thin wove paper Size: 57 x 37...
Figure in Profile Looking Left Standing Next to an Armchair
Figure in Profile Looking Left Standing Next to...
Gustav Klimt
Early 1900s Vienna Secession Portrait Drawings and Watercolours
Pencil
GUSTAV KLIMT 1862-1918 1862 - Vienna - 1918 (Austrian) Title: Figure in Profile Looking Left Standing Next to an Armchair, ca. 1900 Technique: Original Stamped Pencil Drawing on T...
Jules Cheret (1836-1932) Dancer with a hat, charcoal drawing, signed
Jules Cheret (1836-1932) Dancer with a hat, cha...
Jules Chéret
Early 1900s Art Nouveau Figurative Drawings and Watercolours
Charcoal
Jules Cheret (1836-1932) A female Dancer with a hat charcoal on brown paper signed on the bottom middle* In good condition, two round stains visible on the bottom left mostly visib...
Anata Bowmens - 1901 Signed English Pastel Portrait of Maud Elizabeth Willis
Anata Bowmens - 1901 Signed English Pastel Port...
Anata Bowmens
Early 1900s Art Nouveau Portrait Drawings and Watercolours
Pastel
A framed and signed 1901 Art Nouveau pastel portrait by Anata Bowmans of Mrs Maud Elizabeth Willis (b. 1872, Newport). The portrait is monogrammed and dated to the lower right and pr...
"One Eye", Illustration, pencil, ink, chalk on velum, Barbara Hulanicki, 2016
"One Eye", Illustration, pencil, ink, chalk on ...
Barbara Hulanicki
2010s Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolours
Chalk, Ink, Vellum, Pencil
Original, one of a kind illustration created by fashion icon Barbara Hulanicki.
A conversation - XX Century, Charcoal Figurative Drawing, Figures
A conversation - XX Century, Charcoal Figurativ...
Józef Szajna
20th Century Expressionist Figurative Drawings and Watercolours
Paper, Charcoal, Pencil
Born in 1922 and died in 2008, Jozef Szajna was a Polish painter, scenographer and theorist. Jozef Szajna studied at the Academy of Fine Arts of Krakow before getting enrolled in th...
The Storyteller
The Storyteller
Harrison Fisher
Early 1900s American Realist Figurative Drawings and Watercolours
Paper, Charcoal, Pencil
A wonderful detailed original drawing by Harrison Fisher illustrating Hiawatha's Wedding Feast, found on page 99 of Bobbs Merrill's 1906 book, "The Song of Hiawatha", an epic poem by...
Male Portrait
Male Portrait
Thelma Terrell
1930s Art Deco Figurative Drawings and Watercolours
Paper, Pencil
A number of years ago, we acquired the balance of a Northern California estate of artist Thelma Terrell. Terrell lived in Oakland and was an illustator and commercial graphic artist....

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries