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1898 Adele Bauer and Ferdinand Bloch meet at the wedding of Therese Bauer (Adele’s sister) and Gustav Bloch (Ferdinand’s brother). 1899 Adele Bauer and Ferdinand Bloch become engaged. On December 19, Adele Bauer and Ferdinand Bloch marry in Vienna’s Stadt Temple, in a wedding that reinforces ties between two of Vienna’s most prominent Jewish families. 1901 Klimt’s Judith I is publicly dis- played. Some scholars believe that Adele Bloch-Bauer was the model for this work. 1903 Adele sends a letter to her brother Julius Bauer in August mentioning that Klimt has agreed to paint her portrait. Klimt begins work on the portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer in the winter. In December, he visits the Church of San Vitale in Ravenna, where he sees the sixth-century Byzantine mosaics of Justinian and Theodora. 1906 Adele and Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer purchase sixteen Klimt drawings from the Galerie Miethke, some of which are preparatory sketches for Klimt’s first portrait of Adele. 1907 Portrait of Adele Bloc...