Max Klinger

Study of a Young Woman,


chalk with white heightening


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

Publication History:

Bestandskatalog der Bildwerke, Gemälde und Zeichnungen im Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig (Leipzig), 1995, p. 224, No. C476, illustrated 

Nicola Perscheid

"Portrait of Max Klinger"

matte collodion photograph

circa 1899

The Daulton Collection

Jack Daulton
The Jack Daulton Collection
Los Altos Hills, California