Rare painting captured by Nazis and lost for almost 100 years hits auction block

A rare painting from Austrian painter Gustav Klimt is hitting the auction block after nearly a century of being lost and confiscation by the Nazis.

Titled “Fräulein Liese,” the painting is a portrait of a young woman created by famed Austrian artist Gustav Klimt, and it is set to be sold off April 24 at Vienna’s Auction House im Kinsky, according to a press release by im Kinsky.

The portrait is one of Klimt’s final works, and to complete it, the artist sat with the woman portrayed at least nine times.

A painting by Austrian artist Gustav Klimt that was believed to be lost for about 100 years has been found – having been secretly owned by a private collector for decades. https://t.co/ibclkNk9Js

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