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Schwangere mit Mann nach links (Pregnant Woman with Man)

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Schwangere mit Mann nach links (Pregnant Woman with Man) About 1903 - 1904

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Although Klimt was not a prolific painter, he made thousands of drawings. Most of these were linked, albeit loosely, with painting projects. This drawing is thought to be a study for the painting Hope (Hoffnung). In German, 'Hoffnung' can also mean pregnancy. The painting features a naked, pregnant woman, but was originally intended to show a man with his arm held protectively round the woman's shoulders, as in this scene. Klimt's work was concerned with the great subjects of human existence - birth, love, suffering and death. This study of a couple is in keeping with that interest.


  • Acc. No. GMA 2946
  • Medium Black chalk on paper
  • Size 44.70 x 30.60 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1985