1900-1901 black silk velvet with cut-out decorations in Liberty style, garnished with chenille drawstring on the triangular neckline; Italian manufacture (Naples or Palermo). Collection Galleria del Costume di Palazzo Pitti.
Day dress, Spettel Sisters, Saint Paul, MN, ca. 1907-11. One-piece gray dotted cotton with gray satin trim. Standing lace collar, full-length sleeves with lace below elbow, natural waist. Separate underskirt is brown polished cotton with a flounce of gray satin. Minnesota Historical Society
Gustav Klimt-Lady in Black is a portrait of Rose von Rosthorn-Friedmann She and her husband were strong supporters of the arts. Rose was a very modern woman, she was the first woman to climb the Watzmann-Ostwand (2653m) with the highest cliff (1800m) of the Ostalpen. During World War I she volunteered in a military hospital in Vienna, caught the deadly typhus and died in 1919.