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Male Nude (Self-Portrait) (Männlicher Akt [Selbstbildnis I])

Egon Schiele

European Art

This lithograph—Egon Schiele’s first printed self-portrait—reveals his radical and raw approach to the nude. Subverting the heroic male nude of classical art, the work presents a psychologically complex vision of his gaunt, angular body and wary gaze. Schiele produced only seventeen prints during his life, which was cut short in 1918 by the Spanish flu.
MEDIUM Lithograph on wove paper
  • Place Made: Europe
  • DATES 1912
    DIMENSIONS Image: 16 3/8 x 9 3/8 in. (41.6 x 23.8 cm) Sheet: 17 5/8 x 15 11/16 in. (44.8 x 39.8 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Printmakers mark printed in black ink near the lower left corner. "42" underlined, is inscibed in graphite in the lower right corner of the verso. "9" is inscribed in graphite near the lower left corner of the verso.
    SIGNATURE Signed, "Egon Schiele 1912" lower left of composition in graphite, and signed in stone, lower right
    COLLECTIONS European Art
    CREDIT LINE Brooklyn Museum Collection
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Egon Schiele (Austrian, 1890–1918). Male Nude (Self-Portrait) (Männlicher Akt [Selbstbildnis I]), 1912. Lithograph on wove paper, Image: 16 3/8 x 9 3/8 in. (41.6 x 23.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, X625.3 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, X625.3_PS9.jpg)
    EDITION Edition: 200
    IMAGE overall, X625.3_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2016
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    Egon Schiele (Austrian, 1890–1918). <em>Male Nude (Self-Portrait) (Männlicher Akt [Selbstbildnis I])</em>, 1912. Lithograph on wove paper, Image: 16 3/8 x 9 3/8 in. (41.6 x 23.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, X625.3 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, X625.3_PS9.jpg)