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Subjects : Portrait
Keywords : 20th century, Capricorn, Symbolism, in three-quarter view, jewellery, mid-length, portrait, sign of the zodiac, sitting, woman
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Portrait of a woman.

Portrait of a Lady is an oil painting on canvas, painted in 1916-1917 by Gustav Klimt. It is a portrait of a woman in an unusually expressionist style. It was acquired by the Ricci-Oddi Museum of Modern Art in Piacenza in 1925. In 1996, X-ray analysis revealed that the portrait was a thick overpaint of a lost work by Klimt, Portrait of a Young Lady, which disappeared in 1912. The original portrait showed a woman with whom Klimt is said to have had a love affair before she died suddenly. It is assumed that the painting was stolen in February 1997, shortly before a special exhibition was due to be held at the gallery. In April 1997, Italian police discovered a high-quality fake in Ventimiglia, on the Italian-French border, in a package addressed to the former Italian Prime Minister, Bettino Craxi. The "theft" may have been staged shortly before the exhibition, to cover up the exchange of the original painting with the fake a few months before. It was by chance that the painting was found by a gardener on Wednesday 11 December 2019 in a bin bag, hidden in an air vent built into a wall of the museum in [...]


This artwork is a painting from the modern period. It belongs to the art nouveau styles and symbolism styles.


« Portrait of a woman. » is kept at Galleria Ricci Oddi, Plaisance, Italy.


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