Study of Reclining Female Nudes

Study of Reclining Female Nudes

Study of Reclining Female Nudes
Gustav Klimt (1862-1918)
Austria
Early 20th century
Blue chalk on cream wove paper
Width 20 cm x height 56 cm
Museum no. E.1083 -1966

The smooth silky finish of this paper sets off the spare lines of the drawing. This kind of wove paper imitates Japanese paper. Japanese papers became fashionable as a support for drawing early in the 20th century since when many imitations similar to this one have been manufactured.