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Max Klinger

Leipzig 1857 – 1920 Grossjena near Naumburg

Female nude (Gertrud Bock). Circa 1912/14

Charcoal, white and pink heightened on green paper. 72 × 43 cm. (28 ⅜ × 16 ⅞ in.) Lower left the stamp in black (turned 180°): M. Klinger NACHLASS. Supplement: “Max Klinger. Zwanzig Studien zu Bildern, Plastiken und Stichen in Originalgröße“. Album with a cover copper engraving and 20 collotype prints after original drawings on various paper types. Album: 75,5 × 45 cm (29 3/4 × 17 3/4 in.). In the index signed and dated upper right: Max Klinger 25. Sept. 1914. From the edition of 250 numbered copies. Leipzig, published by the artist, 1914.  [3099] Framed 

ProvenanceEstate Max Klinger / Collection Fritz Tögel (thence by descent to the present owner)

EUR 10.000 – 15.000
USD 11,100 – 16,700

Sold for:
26,250 EUR (incl. premium)

Weiblicher Akt (Gertrud Bock)

Auction 340Wednesday, 1 June 2022
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ExhibitionMax Klinger. Meistergraphik und Zeichnungen vom Jugendstil zum Surrealismus. Stendal, Winckelmann-Gesellschaft, 2015, cat. no. I.4, ill. p. 28 / Klinger. Leipzig, Museum der bildenden Künste and Bonn, Bundeskunsthalle, 2020, cat. no. 190, ill. p. 178

Gertrud Bock was Max Klinger's last muse. The young, attractive woman posed for the artist, moved in with him in 1912 - and became his partner. Klinger made various studies of Gertrud Bock, including several nudes. She became an inspiration that greatly inspired his later work. In 1919, shortly before his death, they married. As his widow, she administered a large part of his estate. CR

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