Sale: 389 / Modern Art, April 27. 2012 in Munich Lot 488

 
Egon Schiele - Kauernde


 
488
Egon Schiele
Kauernde, 1914.
Drypoint
Estimate:
€ 12,000 / $ 13,680
Sold:
€ 15,000 / $ 17.100

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Kauernde. 1914.
Drypoint.
Kallir 6 b 3 (of c). One of 100 copies. On wove paper by Massimilianico (without watermark). 48 x 31,7 cm (18,8 x 12,4 in). Sheet: 66 x 48,2 cm (26 x 19,1 in).
Inscribed "48/80" by a hand other than that of the artist. Very good impression from the edition posthumously publ ished by Avalun-Verlag, Vienna 1919.

The "Kauernde" (The Crouching) is Egon Schiele's largest and most important etching. The model, filling the sheet and place in a slightly diagonal position, turns her head towards the observer. The figure's slight turn adds a notion of dynamic and spatiality to the composition, which maintains a fascinating balance with the illustration's clear linearity. Schiele adds subtle erotic to the sheet by means of the rolled up shirt. [KH].

488
Egon Schiele
Kauernde, 1914.
Drypoint
Estimate:
€ 12,000 / $ 13,680
Sold:
€ 15,000 / $ 17.100

(incl. 25% surcharge)