An important early monograph on Klimt, the first president of the Wiener Secession [Vienna Secesion], founded in April 1897.
Printed by the Austrian State Printing Office, the present work was intended to complete the lifetime folio Das Werk Gustav Klimts. The folio contains thirty coloured collotypes (fourteen of which are multicolored) and follows a similar format found in Das Werk Gustav Klimts, replacing the unique Klimt-designed signets with gold-debossed plate numbers. The set contains detailed images from previously released works (Hygeia from the University Mural Medicine, 1901; a section of the third University Mural Jurisprudence, 1903), as well as the unfinished paintings (Adam and Eve, Bridal Progress).
Limited edition, no. 97 of 500 copies. Square folio (480 x 455 mm). Half-title, 30 mounted plates (15 printed in colour). (Pinholes to corners on most sheets, some minor mostly marginal soiling, a few soft marginal creases.) Loose as issued in original green decorated cloth portfolio, upper cover gold-stamped (some wear and browning to edges, spine perished).
Stock ID: 97976