Crayon on paper
18 5/8 x 11 3/4 in. (47,3 x 29,8 cm)
signed and dated lower right
In the latter part of his career, the pace of Schiele's development, which had been frenetic in the years between 1910 and 1915, slowed to a more sedate, adult rhythm. By 1917, he had abandoned his more abrasive, Expressionistic approach in favor of an almost classical realism. He was now able to capture the contours of the female figure in nearly unbroken strokes.
Seated Nude with Right Knee Raised, Looking to the Right, represents this final phase in Schiele’s development. In 1918, the last year of his life, he has here found the perfect line.