Portrait of Fritza Riedler, 1906 — Gustav Klimt, Belvedere Palace and Museum Vienna

Portrait of Fritza Riedler

Gustav Klimt


Fritza Riedler was one of Gustav Klimt's early portraits. The wife of the Austrian mechanical engineer Alois Riedler, Fritza embodies the wealth and status of a growing Viennese middle class, in a pale eau de Nil dress and backed by a 'secular halo' of stained glass. The Portrait of Fritza Riedler is today held in the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere.

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