An image of Study of a standing female figure

Ferdinand Hodler

(Switzerland 14 Mar 1853 – 19 May 1918)

Study of a standing female figure

Location
Not on display
Further information

FERDINAND HODLER ranks alongside Böcklin as the outstanding Swiss artist of the 19th century and is regarded as one of the forerunners of Expressionism. This brush and oil drawing is one of the many preparatory sketches for the central figure in Hodler’s monumental decoration, ‘A Glimpse into infinity’, (completed in 1916) for the Kunsthaus, Zurich. The model was Philomène Charles (as noted on the sheet: ‘philo’). Her sister Clairette, as well as Hodler’s favourite model, Jeanne Charles, all feature in the final work.

Year
circa 1914
Media
Drawing
Medium
brush and red oil paint on paper
Dimensions
37.0 x 22.4 cm
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Gift of Mrs Rosmarie Samuelson 2013. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
Accession number
130.2013
Provenance
Rosmarie Samuelson, Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, Gift of Mrs Rosmarie Samuelson 2013
Roland, Browse and Delbanco, London/England, Purchased by Samuelson 1976