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Klimt Georg

Relief panel "Nihil est virtute amabilius"

Metalwork
Designed by Georg Klimt, Vienna, around 1900
Executed by Georg Klimt, Vienna, around 1900
Material Copper, very finely chiselled, very beautiful original patina, excellent original condition

High-quality Viennese craftsmanship
Dimensions unframed: H 24 cm, W 29 cm framed: H 37 cm, W 42 cm
Provenance private property, Austria
Literature Thieme/Becker (eds.), Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler, vol. XX, Leipzig, pp. 503
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"Nihil est virtute amabilius" ("Nothing is more amiable than virtue") is a quote from Cicero (De Amicitia, ch. 28).

Many of the reliefs created by Georg Klimt were commissioned works for decorative panels used by first-class Viennese cabinet makers, such as Michael Niedermoser and August Ungethüm, to decorate their furniture.

Cat.no. H21/21


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