Lot 600: Gustav Klimt

RR Auction

2015-07-27 11:43:48

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Lot 600: Scarce ALS in German, signed "Gustav," one page on a 5.5 x 3.5 postcard depicting a beautiful view of Lake Attersee, August 6, 1908. Untranslated letter to his sister, "Frau Anna Klimt," prominently incorporating his last name in the address area. In very good condition, with scattered staining. Beginning in the late 1890s Klimt summered at Lake Attersee with the Floge family, which included his own lifelong companion Emilie Floge and her younger sister Helene, the widow of his brother Ernst Klimt. It is sometimes suggested that Klimt's most famous gold leaf painting, 'The Kiss,' depicts himself and Emilie as the entwined lovers. Lake Attersee and its surrounding landscape became the subject of nearly all of Klimt's non-figural pieces, which present a drastic departure from his typical style with their impressionistic sensibility. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 458 Wednesday, 12th August 2015 Estimate: $4000-5000
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