Max Klinger (1857-1920)
Hüftbild eines nach vorn gebeugten Mädchens
(Half–length portrait of a girl leaning towards the front)
Black chalk with white heightening, on a prepared sheet of pink paper
signed & dated in pen lower right: "M. Klinger Leipzig 93"
22 5/8 x 18 ¾ inches (57,6 x 47,9 cm)
The late art dealer Robin Garton (1946-2015) believed that this classical pose is made by the same model used by the artist for his iconic symbolist print Tote Mutter.
Gustav Kirstein (1870-1934), the well-known art publisher (E. A. Seemann Verlag) and collector
Probably acquired directly from the artist by Gustav Kirstein and then, upon his death in 1934, inherited by his widow Clara Stein-Kirstein (who committed suicide 1939).
Confiscated by the Nazi regime and placed in the Leipzig Museum of Fine Arts
under the inventory No. I.7760. Deaccessioned and restored to the Kirstein
heirs in 2000.
Sotheby's London, 29 March 2001, Lot 65
Robin Garton, Garton & Co., Devizes in Wiltshire, UK, until 2008
Bestandskatalog der Bildwerke, Gemälde und Zeichnungen
im Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig (Leipzig), 1995, p. 224, No. C476,