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Identification and Creation
Object Number
BR59.34
People
Gustav Klimt, Austrian (Vienna, Austria 1862 - 1918 Vienna, Austria)
Title
Lady with a Fan
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
c. 1908
Culture
Austrian
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Charcoal on brown wove paper
Dimensions
45.6 x 31.5 cm (17 15/16 x 12 3/8 in.)
framed: 61.3 × 51.1 cm (24 1/8 × 20 1/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • stamp: recto, b.r., red ink: GUSTAV // KLIMT // NACHLASS
  • inscription: verso, b.l., graphite: K 195 // 2 [circled]
  • inscription: verso, b.r., graphite: 2 [circled]
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Purchase in memory of Louis W. Black
Accession Year
1959
Object Number
BR59.34
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Jane Kallir, Gustav Klimt Egon Schiele, exh. cat., Galerie St. Etienne and Crown Publishers Inc. (New York, 1980), p. 91, no. 19

Charles Werner Haxthausen, The Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University, Abbeville Press (New York, NY, 1980), p. 134, repr.

Otto Kallir, Jane Kallir, Hans Bisanz, and Hildegard Bachert, Otto Kallir-Nirenstein: Ein Wegbereiter österreichischer Kunst, exh. cat., Historiches Museum der Stadt Wien (Vienna, 1986), p. 62, cat. 136

Peter Nisbet and Emilie Norris, Busch-Reisinger Museum: History and Holdings, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1991), p. 74, ill.

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. 180

Exhibition History

Austrian Art between 1890 & World War I, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, 04/14/1977 - 05/22/1977

Works from the 20th Century Collection of the Busch-Reisinger, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 06/15/1980 - 09/01/1980; Wildenstein Gallery, New York, New York, 09/23/1980 - 10/24/1980

19th-Century German Drawings and Watercolors, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 07/01/1981 - 08/31/1981

19th- and 20th-Century Works on Paper from the Permanent Collection, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 02/08/1982

Dream and Design: Turn-of-the-Century Art in Vienna and Central Europe, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 03/07/1992 - 05/03/1992

“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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