Melbourne Winter Masterpieces
Vienna: Art & Design

Klimt, Schiele, Hoffmann, Loos

Key works

  • Josef HOFFMANN (designer); J. & J. KOHN, Vienna (manufacturer)
Adjustable-back chair (1908) 
(Sitzmaschine)

ebonised Beech (Fagus sp.), plywood, steel
(a-b) 110.8 x 68.1 x 83.7 cm (overall)


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased through The Art Foundation of Victoria with the assistance of Jardine Matheson Australia, Fellow, 1983
D17.a-b-1983

    Josef HOFFMANN (designer); J. & J. KOHN, Vienna (manufacturer)
    Adjustable-back chair (1908)
    (Sitzmaschine)
    ebonised Beech (Fagus sp.), plywood, steel
    (a-b) 110.8 x 68.1 x 83.7 cm (overall)
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Purchased through The Art Foundation of Victoria with the assistance of Jardine Matheson Australia, Fellow, 1983
    D17.a-b-1983

  • Josef HOFFMANN (designer); WIENER WERKSTÄTTE, Vienna (commissioning workshop); J. SOULEK, Vienna (manufacturer)
Bureau, from the Gallia apartment boudoir (1913) 


painted wood, gilt, glass, silk, brass
(a-m) 179.4 x 110.9 x 64.6 cm (overall)


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Samuel E. Wills Bequest, 1976
D151.a-m-1976

    Josef HOFFMANN (designer); WIENER WERKSTÄTTE, Vienna (commissioning workshop); J. SOULEK, Vienna (manufacturer)
    Bureau, from the Gallia apartment boudoir (1913)
    painted wood, gilt, glass, silk, brass
    (a-m) 179.4 x 110.9 x 64.6 cm (overall)
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Samuel E. Wills Bequest, 1976
    D151.a-m-1976

  • Gustav KLIMT
Austria 1862–1918
Baby (Cradle) 1917–18
oil on canvas
110.9 x 110.4 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington
Gift of Otto and Franciska Kallir with the help of the Carol and Edwin Gaines Fullinwider Fund

    Gustav KLIMT
    Austria 1862–1918
    Baby (Cradle) 1917–18
    oil on canvas
    110.9 x 110.4 cm
    National Gallery of Art, Washington
    Gift of Otto and Franciska Kallir with the help of the Carol and Edwin Gaines Fullinwider Fund

  • Gustav Klimt 
Austria 1862-1918
Emilie Flöge 1902
oil on canvas
178.0 x 80.0 cm
Wien Museum, Vienna

    Gustav Klimt
    Austria 1862-1918
    Emilie Flöge 1902
    oil on canvas
    178.0 x 80.0 cm
    Wien Museum, Vienna

  • Adolf LOOS (designer); JOHANN HEEG (manufacturer)
Clock (1906-1907) 


brass, glass, clock mechanism, enamel paint, steel
(a-b) 42.7 x 43.0 x 32.7 cm (overall)
(c) 7.4 x 5.5 x 0.8 cm (key)


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased through The Art Foundation of Victoria with the assistance of Waltons Limited, Fellow, 1987
D19.a-c-1987

    Adolf LOOS (designer); JOHANN HEEG (manufacturer)
    Clock (1906-1907)
    brass, glass, clock mechanism, enamel paint, steel
    (a-b) 42.7 x 43.0 x 32.7 cm (overall) (c) 7.4 x 5.5 x 0.8 cm (key)
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Purchased through The Art Foundation of Victoria with the assistance of Waltons Limited, Fellow, 1987
    D19.a-c-1987

  • Gustav KLIMT
Austria 1862–1918
Fritza Riedler 1906
oil on canvas
152.0 x 134.0 cm
Belvedere, Vienna

    Gustav KLIMT
    Austria 1862–1918
    Fritza Riedler 1906
    oil on canvas
    152.0 x 134.0 cm
    Belvedere, Vienna