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Design for a Room with a Balcony

Artist:
Attributed to Guido Heigl (German, 1890–1926)
Date:
ca. 1920
Medium:
Brush and black ink, blue and green crayon and grey and brown gouache over graphite.
Dimensions:
13 x 13 13/16 in. (33.0 x 35.1 cm)
Classifications:
Drawings, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Edward Pearce Casey Fund, 1987
Accession Number:
1987.1017
Not on view
Little is known about the artist Guido Heigl to whom this drawing is attributed. This is most likely largely due to his early departure at the age of 36, since his career as an artist seems to have started off quite successfully. He was awarded several prizes during his years at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Vienna (1908 – ca. 1911/1912) and worked as a designer for the Wiener Werkstätte and various other manufacturers. He is known to have made designs for textiles, silverware and the graphic arts. He is however, most often referred to as an architect, of which this design for a room with a balcony seems to be proof. Both in the drawing technique and mode of rendering, as well as in the style of the interior it reminds strongly of his professor Josef Hoffman (Austrian, Pirnitz 1870–1956 Vienna) and was almost certainly made while Heigl was active in the Wiener Werkstätte.
Inscription: Annotated in graphite on verso: Entwurf fur einen Balkon (Heigl); and: 241; 16 x 22.
On mount: German Heigl.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," July 29, 1996–October 21, 1996.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Living in Style. Five centuries of interior design from the collection of drawings and prints," June 17, 2013–September 9, 2013.

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