Klimt painting discovered in Dutch home

  • September 07, 2011 12:36

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Gustav Klimt, “Seeufer mit Birken” (lakeside with birch trees), 1901.
via Der Standard

A previously unknown painting by Austrian Symbolist painter Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) has been discovered in a private home in the Netherlands, Austria’s Standard newspaper reported.

The 35 by 35 inch work was determined to be by the famed Vienna Secessionist painter after it was examined by Alfred Weidinger, deputy director of Austria's Belvedere museum. The Belvedere holds the world’s largest Klimt collection, including his masterpiece "The Kiss."

The rediscovered landscape, called “Seeufer mit Birken” (lakeside with birch trees) was painted in 1901. The Dutch owner told the paper that his ancestors bought the work at an exhibition in Dusseldorf, Germany, in 1902.


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