Ria Munk on her Deathbed1912 by Gustav Klimt

Ria Munk on her deathbed (1917/-18) [a different date from originally collected image.]

Klimt was asked to paint a posthumous painting of this young beauty who had killed herself after being rejected by her fiance, a writer who was far older than she was. Klimt made three paintings and had a big struggle with them.
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Tags: dying woman
Media: oil on canvas
Dimensions (h/w/d): 20 20 (50 51)