Measures: 79 x 63 cm
Technique: Oil on canvas
Depository: Privately owned, New York
The title ' The black feather hat' indicates aptly the most striking element in this portrait of a young lady. Her snap shot pose is very untypical for Klimt, it seems to be a moment of contemplation. The viewer may have the impression of having caught this sophisticated lady in a very private situation, almost feeling like a voyeur. For Klimt a woman portrait was usually a highly representative construction.