Green and orange tones create an eye catching contrast which gives this painting real impact. The setting for this portrait feels relatively relaxed and personal to the artist, offering us a view of his home life.
Edith sits on the floor, resting casually. Egon produced several portraits in these types of relaxed poses during this time.
The original Sitting Woman with Legs Drawn Up painting by Egon Schiele is on display at the Narodni Galeri.
Artist Schiele produced a wealth of erotic art in his career but in this example chose to fully dress his wife. It is likely that persistent interference around his work may have caused this - he was, for instance, arrested several times on charges of lude artwork.