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Nude Boy Bending Forward, Seen from the Back, 1908

Leopold Museum,
Black chalk on paper
44.6×29.8 cm


  • Egon Schiele

    (Tulln 1890–1918 Vienna)

Unfortunately not on display at the moment
Additional text according to Settlement, April 2016:
« The textile merchant Karl Mayländer (born in Vienna in 1872, murdered by the National Socialists in Łódź) was an art lover and collector of works by young Austrian artists. He was involved in adult education at the Volksheim Ottakring. There he met Etelka Hofmann, to whom he gave works by Egon Schiele before his deportation. Prof. Leopold acquired this drawing from Etelka Hofmann and contributed it to the Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung in 1994.
Since the work is undoubtedly the property of the Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung, but Karl Mayländer gave it to his friend Etelka Hofmann in the course of the National Socialist penetration, this process was judged as a seizure and the work was not restituted, it was an important concern of the Leopold Museum to find a common solution in the sense of a fair and just procedure with the legal successors after Karl Mayländer. In the course of this solution, two Egon Schiele works, also from the Karl Mayländer Collection, were transferred to the legal successors, namely Selbstdarstellung mit gestreiften Ärmelschonern (1915) and Sitzender Bub mit gefalteten Händen (1910). »

Object data

  • Egon Schiele
Nude Boy Bending Forward, Seen from the Back
Art movement
Art Nouveau
Graphic work
Black chalk on paper
44.6×29.8 cm
Signed and dated lower right: SCHIELE 08.
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 1414
Inventory access
Contributed to the Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung in 1994
Selection of Reference works
  • Rudolf Leopold: Egon Schiele. Gemälde, Aquarelle, Zeichnungen, hrsg. von Elisabeth Leopold, München 2020.
  • 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: D208
  • Leopold 1972/2020: Taf. 14

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Provenance research
Leopold Museum i

Karl Mayländer, Wien (o.D.);
Etelka Hofmann, Wien (vor 11/1941);
Dr. Rudolf Leopold, Wien (vor 1967-1994); (1)
Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung, Wien (seit 1994).

Vergleich mit der Erbin nach Karl Mayländer im April 2016

  1. Rudolf Leopold, Egon Schiele. Gemälde, Aquarelle, Zeichnungen, Salzburg 1972, S. 48f., Tafel 14; Rudolf Leopold, Egon Schiele. Die Sammlung Leopold, Wien u. Köln 1995, S. 29, Nr. 9; Michael Wladika, Dossier Karl Mayländer vom 21.12.2009, S. 19
Decision of the Advisory Board (PDF)

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