Measures: 30,4 x 44,8 cm
Technique: Oil on card
Depository: Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Wien
Already as a student Klimt was confronted with portraits of dead. A very common tradition at this time was to commission an artist with a final portrait of the dead family member. It was a little additional income for the students at the Kunstgewerbeschule to execute these paintings. Assumingly the dead man is the father of Emilie Flöge who died on December 28, 1898.