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“Anton Peschka!”, 1911

Leopold Museum,
Pencil, gouache on paper
44.5×30.4 cm


  • Egon Schiele

    (Tulln 1890–1918 Vienna)

Unfortunately not on display at the moment
Egon Schiele (1890–1918) left us in no doubt about the identity of the depicted he delineated in vague outlines with closed eyes and in a strict profile, noting “ANTON PESCHKA!” to the left of the motif. Schiele met Anton Peschka (1885–1940) during their studies at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts. Together with several other artists, they left the Academy in 1909 and eventually formed the artists’ association Neukunstgruppe. In 1914, Peschka married Schiele’s younger sister Gertrude (1894–1981), but would never come close to his brother-in-law’s success as an artist.

Object data

  • Egon Schiele
“Anton Peschka!”
Art movement
Graphic work
Pencil, gouache on paper
44.5×30.4 cm
Signed and dated center right: EGON SCHIELE 1911; designated center left: ANTON PESCHKA !
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 1381
Inventory access
Contributed to the Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung in 1994
Selection of Reference works
  • Verborgene Schätze der österreichischen Aquarellmalerei, hrsg. von Rudolf Leopold/Franz Smola, Wien 2010 (Ausst.-Kat. Leopold Museum, Wien 05.03.2010-24.05.2010).
  • Der Lyriker Egon Schiele. Briefe und Gedichte 1910–1912 aus der Sammlung Leopold, hrsg. von Rudolf Leopold/Elisabeth Leopold, München 2008.
  • Jane Kallir: Egon Schiele - The complete works. Expanded edition including a biography and a catalogue raisonné, New York 1998.
Catalogue raisonne
  • J. Kallir 1990/1998: D934
  • Leopold 1972/2020: Taf. 74

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Provenance research
Leopold Museum i

Max Roden, Wien / New York (vor 1928-1939);
Unbekannte EigentümerIn (o.D.);
Auktion: 15.11.1955, Dorotheum Wien, Auktion Nr. 530, Los Nr. 168a;
Dr. Rudolf Leopold, Wien (1955-1994); (1)
Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung, Wien (1994).

  1. Sonja Niederacher, Egon Schiele. Bildnis Anton Peschka, Dossier vom 02.04.2015
Decision of the Advisory Board (PDF)

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