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Klimt Gustav / Hoffmann Josef


Masterpieces Spring 2022
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 into German) 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)
Material The book’s box most probably dates from the time the edition was produced as it is lined with aged Jugendstil endpaper.

minimal signs of use on cover, otherwise excellent condition, mint interior
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; cf.: beletage TEFAF New York 2018, cat. no. 41; this copy is in an even better condition

Shown at: MAK Vienna, Josef Hoffmann 1870-1956. Progress Through Beauty, December 2021 until June 2022

Cat. Nr. M22/05

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