GUSTAV KLIMT (1862-1918)
signed ‘GUSTAV KLIMT’ (lower left)
oil on canvas
43 3/8 x 43 1/4in. (110.1 x 109.8cm.)
Painted in 1903
Adele and Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer, Vienna (acquired from the artist).
Seized by the Viennese Magistrate, May 1938 (following the Nazi Anschluss of March 1938).
With dr Erich Führer, Vienna (the state-appointed administrator for Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer).
City Collection, Vienna (acquired from the above, November 1942).
Austrian Gallery, Vienna (transferred from the above, 1948).
Restituted to the heirs of Adele and Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer by the Republic of Austria, March 2006; sale, Christie's, New York, 8 November 2006, lot 51 (world auction record for the artist at the time of sale).
Acquired at the above sale by the late owner.
H.O. Miethke, The Works of Gustav Klimt, Vienna, 1914, vol. 4 (illustrated, pl. 6).
Communications State Gallery, 1921, no. 52.
MJ Liechtenstein, Gustav Klimt and his Upper Austrian Salzkammergut landscapes, 1951, no. 25.
I. Hatle, Gustav Klimt, a Viennese Art Nouveau painter, Graz, 1955 (dated 1905).
E. Pirchan, Gustav Klimt, Vienna, 1956, no. 75 (illustrated).
F. Novotny and J. Dobai, Gustav Klimt, Salzburg, 1967, p. 334, no. 136 (illustrated; illustrated again, fig. 50).
J. Dobai and S. Coradeschi, L'opera completa di Klimt, Milan, 1978, p. 102, no. 123 (illustrated; illustrated again in color, fig. XXVI).
F. Novotny, "in connection - in contrast" in Gustav Klimt: Goldene Pforte, Salzburg, 1978, p. 215
J. Dobai, Gustav Klimt: Landscapes, London, 1981, pp. 19 and 72 (illustrated, p. 19, fig. 22; illustrated again in color, p. 73, pl. 19).
S. Partsch, Klimt: Life and Work, London, 1990, pp. 103 and 285 (illustrated in color, p. 102, fig. 30).
G. Frodl, Klimt, Cologne, 1992, p. 144 (illustrated in color, p. 145).
G. Frodl, Gustav Klimt in the Austrian Gallery Belvedere Vienna, Salzburg, 1992, p. 85 (illustrated in color).
A. Weidinger, News on the Landscapes of Gustav Klimt, Ph.D. diss., Salzburg, 1992, p. 101
G. Fliedl, Gustav Klimt: The World in Female Form, Cologne, 1998, p. 95 (illustrated).
S. Partsch, Klimt: Life and Work, Germering, 1999, p. 103, no. 30 (illustrated in color, p. 129).
S. Koja, ed., Gustav Klimt Landscapes, New York, 2002, p. 215 (illustrated in color, pl. 21; detail illustrated in color).
S. Lillie, What Once Was. Handbook of Vienna's Expropriated Art Collections, Vienna, 2003, p. 204
S. Koja, "'The wind is blowing fresh towards home...' New observations on the topography of Klimt's landscape paintings" in Belvedere. Journal of Fine Arts, 2007, pp. 214-215.
S. Lillie and G. Gaugusch, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, New York, 2007, pp. 43-44, 71-72, 78, 86 and 91 (illustrated in color).
A. Weidinger, ed., Gustav Klimt, Munich, 2007, p. 281, no. 174 (illustrated in color).
Vienna Secession, XVIII. Exhibition, Gustav Klimt, November-December 1903, no. 3 or 4.
Berlin, Second Exhibition of the German Association of Artists, 1905, p. 21, no. 112.
Vienna, Kunstschau, 1908, p. 47, no. 9.
Venice, IX. Esposizione Internazionale di Venezia, 1910, p. 60, no. 3 (titled I faggi).
Kunsthaus Zürich, A Century of Viennese Painting, May-June 1918, p. 12, no. 60 or 66.
Vienna, Austrian State Gallery, New Acquisitions 1918-1921, June 1921, p. 11, no. 52.
Vienna Secession, Klimt Memorial Exhibition, XCIX. Exhibition of the Association of Visual Artists Vienna Secession, June-July 1928, p. 12, no. 39.
(possibly) Bern Kunsthalle, 1937, no. 4
Vienna, exhibition house Friedrichstrasse, Gustav Klimt exhibition, February-March 1943, no. 10 (illustrated).
Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Austria, 1956, no. 121.
Kunsthalle Bern, Kunst aus Österreich, February-March 1957, no. 44 (dated 1905).
St. Gallen, Art Museum, Art from Austria, 1957, no. 29.
Tokyo, Sezon Museum, Vienna at the Turn of the Century—Klimt, Schiele and their Time, October-December 1989.
Madrid, Museo Reina Sofia, Vienna 1900, October 1993-January 1994, p. 189, no. 347 (illustrated in color).
Los Angeles County Museum of Art and New York, Neue Galerie, Gustav Klimt: Five Paintings from the Collection of Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer, April-October 2006 (illustrated in color).
Belvedere Vienna, Gustav Klimt and Die Kunstschau 1908, October 2008-January 2009, p. 290 (illustrated in color; dated 1904).
Maine, Portland Art Museum; Washington, D.C., The Phillips Collection; Minneapolis Institute of Arts; New Orleans Museum of Art and Seattle Art Museum, Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection, October 2015-May 2017, pp. 16, 18-19, 26, 29 and 86, no. 18 (illustrated in color, p.87; illustrated in color again on the cover).
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