Johann Baptist Reiter: Self Portrait (1842)
This nude is unusual in his output which indicates that it was a private work painted for his own benefit. It is certainly a wonderfully intimate study with nothing whatsoever of the sort of classicism expected of a nude in this period. It has an erotic quality that is almost post-coital. Most of his pictures (after an unsuccessful attempt to produce religious pictures) were portraits (especially children and miniatures) or genre paintings of workers. As he got older he refused to be influenced by movements such as Impressionism but carried on painting in the same technically fine style that he had adopted from studying the Dutch Masters.
Betrachtung im Neglige (1847)
There is certainly a lot of the Dutch School in this study which is probably also his first wife. So Reiter's Slumbering Woman is a one off and, for that reason, we respond to it even more as a portrait of a young woman the artist obviously desired.