Kneeling Female Nude Artist: Egon Schiele (Austrian, 1890–1918)


Graphite (recto and verso)


sheet: 22 × 14 1/4 in. (55.9 × 36.2 cm)

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Gift of Molly and Walter Bareiss, B.S. 1940S

Accession Number



20th century


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Purchased by Klipstein and Kornfeld, Bern, February 25, 1956 ( 36582) [see note 1]; sold to “G. Efron,” September 1956. Molly Stimson Bareiss (1920 –2006) and Walter Bareiss (1919–2007), Greenwich, Conn., by 1967; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1999

Note 1: The bookkeeping records of Klipstein and Kornfeld, Bern, (today, Galerie Kornfeld) indicate the drawing was acquired February 25, 1956 as a so-called “cash-purchase,” whereby art was sold for cash. It was sold to “G. Efron” in September 1956. The name of the seller is not listed in the gallery records. (Email from Galerie Kornfeld, Bern, Switzerland, to the Gallery, September 12, 2020, copy in accession file)


Ausstellung Egon Schiele, Bilder, Aquarelle, Zeichnungen, Graphik, Gutekunst und Klipstein (Klipstein und Kornfeld), Bern, September 8 – October 6, 1956, nr. 17

Samlung Walter Bareiss, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Kassel, 1967

This work appears on our "Artworks with Nazi-Era Provenance Documentation Gaps" page.
  • "Acquisitions, 1999," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2000), 146
  • Jane Kallir, Egon Schiele: The Complete Works (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1998), 439, no. D.798–D.799, ill
  • Hans Bolliger, Egon Schiele: Bilder, Aquarelle, Zeichnungen, Graphik, exh. cat. (Bern, Switzerland: Kornfeld und Klipstein, 1956), 20, no. 17, ill
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