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Klimt Gustav / Hoffmann Josef


Wiener Werkstätte
About the artist 1862 – Vienna – 1918/Brtnice 1870 – 1956 Vienna
Designed by Fifteen illustrations: Gustav Klimt, chamois leather binding: Josef Hoffmann
Executed by Wiener Werkstätte, 1907, specimen of the premium deluxe edition B, no. 82/100
Marked in gold on the reverse JH, WIENER WERK STÄTTE (3 lines), handwritten dedication by Franz Blei (translator of the Hetairikoi Dialogoi) on the endpaper: Meinen lieben Emil Preetorius in Freundschaft und Verehrung, datiert 24.12.1907 (to my dear Emil Preetorius in friendship and admiration, dated 24 December 1907)
Dimensions 37 x 29.5 cm
Provenance private property, Germany, Emil Preetorius
Literature Stella Rollig and Tobias G. Natter (ed.), Klimt und die Antike. Erotische Begegnungen, Munich/London/New York 2017, p. 8-25; Renée Price (ed.), Gustav Klimt. The Ronald S. Lauder and Serge Sabarsky Collections, Neue Galerie New York, Munich/London/New York 2007, p. 130-143; comp.: beletage TEFAF New York 2018, cat. no. 41; this copy is in an even more perfect condition

The book’s box must be from the time the edition was produced since it is lined with aged Jugendstil paper. A copy of the premium deluxe edition B, No. 82/100, original chamois leather binding, translated into German by Franz Blei, with fifteen illustrations by the artist, minimal signs of use on cover otherwise excellent condition, mint interior

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LUCIAN’S HETAIRIKOI DIALOGOI ⋅ Wiener Werkstätte ⋅ Klimt Gustav / Hoffmann Josef

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