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Observed in a Dream

Artist:
Egon Schiele (Austrian, Tulln 1890–1918 Vienna)
Date:
1911
Medium:
Watercolor and graphite on paper
Dimensions:
18 7/8 x 12 5/8 in. (47.9 x 32.1 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Bequest of Scofield Thayer, 1982
Accession Number:
1984.433.311
Not on view
Inscription: Signed and dated (center right): EGON/ SCHIELE/ 1911; inscribed (upper right): Die Traum Beschaute

Marking: Watermark (left): Strathmore Japan
[Probably Richard Lanyi, Vienna, until 1921; sold on November 4, 1921, for Kr. 60,000, to Thayer]; Scofield Thayer, New York and Vienna (1921–d. 1982; on extended loan to the Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Mass., as part of the Dial Collection, 1939–82, inv. 267; his bequest to MMA)

Vienna. Leopold Museum. "The Naked Truth: Klimt, Schiele, Kokoschka and Other Scandals," May 13–August 22, 2005, unnumbered cat. (p. 239).

New York. Neue Galerie. "Egon Schiele: Portraits," October 9, 2014–January 19, 2015, extended to April 20, 2015, no. 89 (as "Observed in a Dream").

Jane Kallir. Egon Schiele. The Complete Works Including a Biography and Catalogue Raisonné. New York, 1990, p. 110, no. 922.

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