Lilly Steiner

Girl Wearing a Bow 


pencil on paper


Lilly Steiner (Vienna 1884 - 1961 Paris)

Portrait of a Girl Wearing a Bow in her Hair (Portrait of the Artist's Daughter, Eva Steiner)


pencil on thick paper

27,5 x 23 cm

signed and dated in pencil upper left: "L. Steiner - 1916"

inscription on the reverse: "Lilly Steiner Porträt Eva Steiner"

verso also stamped: "Nachlass [Estate] Otto und Eva Benesch" and "unverkäuflich unentlehnbar" ["cannot be borrowed"]

The Daulton Collection


ex coll. Otto and Eva Benesch, Vienna

Otto Benesch (Ebenfurth 1896-1964 Vienna) was a noted Austrian art historian, who was director of the Albertina from 1947 to 1961.  He married Eva Steiner (1905-1983), the daughter of artist Lilly Steiner, in 1934.  

In 1918, Egon Schiele drew a portrait of Eva Steiner in black chalk.  Schiele's portrait of Eva is now in the collection of the Albertina, Vienna.


Jack Daulton
The Daulton Collection