Blond Girl, Leaning forward with Black Stockings

Egon Schiele1912

Leopold Museum

Leopold Museum

In 1912 Wally became one of the most important figures in Schiele's work. It is surprisingly difficult to identify her in the earlier paintings, drawings and watercolors. Although in 1911 Wally had already accompanied the painter to Krumlov, it seems as if she and Egon did not develop a closer relationship until the following year. From mid-1912 Wallys reddish-blond hair, often bound with a colorful hairband, her almond-shaped blue eyes and her full mouth, can be identified in Schiele's graphics in an instant. The watercolors and drawings of Wally show such a detailed execution, which all former graphics lack.

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  • Title: Blond Girl, Leaning forward with Black Stockings
  • Creator: Egon Schiele
  • Date Created: 1912
  • Technique: Pencil, watercolor, gouache on paper