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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Egon Schiele, Austrian (Tulln, Austria 1890 - 1918 Vienna, Austria)
Sleeping Figure with Blanket
Other Titles
Original Language Title: Schlafende mit Decke
Former Title: Drapery Study
Work Type
Physical Descriptions
Watercolor and charcoal on tan paper
sight: 31 x 44.3 cm (12 3/16 x 17 7/16 in.)
frame: 58.7 × 74 cm (23 1/8 × 29 1/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: initialed in graphite at l.r.: S
  • label: Removed from backing board: B-R / Busch-Reisinger Museum Harvard Universtiy, 29 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 / Accession No. 1968.13 / Title: Drapery Study / Artist: Egon Schiele (1890-1918) / Date: 1910 / Medium: Watercolor and charcoal / Size: 12 1/4 x 17 1/2 in. / Purchase, Selma Sobin and Antonia Paepcke DuBrul Funds
  • label: Removed from backing board: B-R / Busch-Reisinger Museum Harvard Universtiy, 29 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 / DEUTSCHE KUNST DES 20. JAHRHUNDERTS AUS DEM BUSCH-REISINGER MUSEUM, HARVARD UNIVERSITY / Schiele, Drapery Study (Gewandstudie) check list number 121 crate number 18 / Stadel Frankfurt Oct. 21, 1982-Jan. 19, 1983 / Bauhaus-Archiv, Berlin Feb. 10, 1983-April 1983 / Kunstmuseum, Dusseldorf May 8, 1983-June 26, 1983
  • inscription: u.r., graphite, handwritten, in artist's hand: S. 10.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Selma H. Sobin and Antonia Paepcke DuBrul Funds
Accession Year
Object Number
Modern and Contemporary Art
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Publication History

Accessions of American and Canadian Museums, April-June 1968, The Art Quarterly, ed. Willis F. Woods, Paul L. Grigaut, Frederick Cummings, and Graham Hood (New York, 1968), Vol. XXXI, No. 4, pp. 454-455, pp. 454-455, ill.

Marjorie B. Cohn, Wash and Gouache: A Study of the Development of the Materials of Watercolor, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1977), pp. 9, 28, cat. no. 56 p. 108

Charles Werner Haxthausen, The Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University, Abbeville Press (New York, NY, 1980), p. 133, repr.

Jane Kallir, Egon Schiele, The Complete Works: Including a Biography and a Catalogue Raisonne, Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (New York, NY, 1990), no. 403

Peter Nisbet and Joseph Koerner, The Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, ed. Peter Nisbet, Harvard University Art Museums and Scala Publishers Ltd. (Cambridge, MA and London, England, 2007), p. 177

Exhibition History

Drawings & Watercolors by Egon Schiele, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, 09/20/1971 - 10/31/1971; Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, Columbus, 11/15/1971 - 12/19/1971; The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 01/03/1972 - 02/13/1972

Wash and Gouache, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 05/12/1977 - 06/22/1977

20th-Century Works on Paper from the Permanent Collection, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 09/07/1981 - 11/11/1981

Deutsche Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts aus dem Busch-Reisinger Museum, Stadtische Galerie im Stadelschen Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt, 10/23/1982 - 01/16/1983; Bauhaus-Archiv, Berlin 30, 02/10/1983 - 04/17/1983; Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, 05/08/1983 - 06/26/1983

“As though my body were naught but ciphers”: Crises of Representation in Fin-de-Siècle Vienna, Harvard University Art Museums, Busch-Reisinger Museum, 02/12/2005 - 06/12/2005

Flowers of Evil: Symbolist Drawings, 1870–1910, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 05/21/2016 - 08/14/2016

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