Gustav Klimt (Vienna 1862-1918) Portrait Charlotte Pulitzer, 1917, study for the oil painting of the same name (Novotny-Dobai no. 190, Weidinger no. 244, pencil on paper, sheet size 49.8 x 32.5 cm, in passep.-cutout 43.5 x 31.5 cm slightly browned, framed
Dorotheum Salzburg, Sonderauktion, 22–23 November 1978, lot 359
since then in family collection, Austria
Charlotte Pulitzer (Vasarhely 1833 or 1838–1920 Vienna) – mother of Serena Lederer (Budapest 1867–1943) and mother-in-law of August Lederer (Böhmisch Leipa [ëeská Lípa] 1857–1936 Vienna)
Serena and August Lederer were friends with Gustav Klimt. The most important Klimt collection was once in their possession.
The painting of “Charlotte Pulitzer” has been regarded as lost since 1945.