This statue of a woman holding a grey tone gown is a graceful pose is an adaptation of Egon Schele's original two-dimensional artwork. It has been imagined in three dimensions and both sides of the statue are painted and detailed. In this beautiful, modest portrait of Gertie, style aspects of both Secession and of Schiele's later expressionist work can be recognized.
When Egon Schiele was only 15 years old his father, who had become insane because of syphilis, died after his younger sister had died earlier. After this, the relationship with his mother became very difficult, but the bond with his sister Gerti remained strong (which, according to the local opinion, in fact showed unhealthy aspects).