A protégé of Gustav Klimt, Schiele was a major figurative painter of the early 20th century.
Four years after his death, Otto Nirenstein, an art dealer and founder of the Verlad Neuer Graphik, the fine arts division of publisher Rikola Verlag, acquired all of Schiele’s original etching plates, including the right to publish them. The posthumously published portfolio The Graphic Work of Egon Schiele followed, containing six prints published in 1922, each from an edition of 80.
Peter Harrington Gallery in London is offering this portfolio, which contains six prints etched by the artist in 1914. Presented in contemporary dark brown stained wooden frames with conservation mount and glass, they include Portrait of a Man, Self-Portrait, Portrait of Franz Hauer, Squatting Woman, Sorrow and Portrait of Arthur Roessler, and two lithographs from 1918, Portrait of Paris von Gütersloh and Girl. The group is priced at £125,000.