The Clark Photograph and Clippings Archive contains nearly a million images that were used to teach and study art in the early twentieth century. Sadly, some of these images represent the only remaining documentation of important works of art. The Lost Art Project draws on the Clark’s photograph and clipping collection to highlight these important lost works.
Today’s lost art work is Gartenweg mit Hühnern (Garden Path with Chickens), by Gustav Klimt.
Among many paintings from the Erich Lederer collection, Garden Path with Chickens (1917) was removed to the Schloss Immendorf in Lower Austria for safekeeping during World War II. When the castle was burned by retreating SS troops in 1945, the painting was destroyed.