Water Serpents II

Gustav Klimt

18" H x 18.5" W

KLG498

1908-1914

Description

Inventory Number KLG498

Size 18" H x 18.5" W

Material Collotype

Period Secessionist

Country of Origin Austria

Year Made 1908-1914

Collotype on chine colle on hand made Japon paper, from the portfolio "Das Werk Gustav Klimts," Vienna, 1908-14 (H.O. Miethke, Editor-Publisher, K.K. Hof-und Staatsdruckerei, Printer). This series is the result of collaborative project between the Viennese Gallery Miethke, under the supervision of the master painter Gustav Klimt. It is known that the project started in 1908 and took 6 years to be completed before Klimt's perfectionist eye was satisfied. The set was released in groups of ten images, including two color masterpieces, every 18 months starting in 1908.The Gallery Miethke in Vienna was The Pioneering "Art House" where Gustav Klimt was exclusively represented. The prints in "Das Werk Gustav Klimts" depict Klimt's most important paintings from 1898 to 1913.

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