Measures: 51,1 x 27,7 cm
Technique: Pastel on paper
Depository: Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Ohio, USA
In Portrait of a Lady Klimt uses black pastel with a reduced colour palette to shroud the sitter in mystery. In this period Klimt had just become president of the newly founded Secession in Vienna. This portrait belongs to the Symbolistist phase within Klimt’s oeuvre.