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Leysin (Le Chamossaire), 1913

Leopold Museum,
Oil on canvas
50.2×75.2 cm


  • Koloman Moser

    (Vienna 1868–1918 Vienna)

Currently on display at OG4
After leaving the Wiener Werkstätte in 1907, Koloman Moser (1868–1918) focused once more on painting, with landscapes among his preferred themes. Between 1907 and 1916 he executed numerous landscape paintings, for instance Wolfgangsee, Wolfgangsee with High Horizon, Wolfgangsee with Low Horizon and Cloud Study. In March 1913, Moser, his wife Editha (1883–1969) and their two sons traveled to Switzerland, in order to take their youngest son to a climatic health resort in Leysin. The painting showing the mountain Le Chamossaire, as well as the accompanying Study for “Leysin (Le Chamossaire)”, were created during their stay in the canton of Vaud. Several days after his arrival in Leysin, Moser left in April 1913 for Geneva to visit Ferdinand Hodler (1853–1918). The year 1913 marked a turning point in Moser’s oeuvre; once again he derived strong influences from the figurative oeuvre of the Swiss painter.

Object data

  • Koloman Moser
Leysin (Le Chamossaire)
Art movement
Classical Modernism
Oil on canvas
50.2×75.2 cm
Monogrammed lower left: KM
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 96
Inventory access
Contributed to the Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung in 1994
Selection of Reference works
  • Koloman Moser- Die Sammlung Leopold, hrsg. von Elisabeth Leopold/Stefan Kutzenberger, Wien 2018 (Ausst.-Kat. Leopold Museum, Wien, 18.01.2018-10.06.2018).
  • Gerd Pichler: Koloman Moser. Die Gemälde. Werkverzeichnis, Wien 2012.
  • Koloman Moser 1868-1818, hrsg. von Rudolf Leopold/Gerd Pichler, Wien 2007 (Ausst.-Kat. Leopold Museum, Wien, 25.05.2007-10.09.2007).
Catalogue raisonne
  • Pichler 2012: 103

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Provenance research
Leopold Museum i

Nachlass Koloman Moser, Wien;
Editha Hauska, Wien (1918); (1)
Kunstverlag Wolfrum, Wien (1920); (2)
Dr. Rudolf Leopold, Wien (vor 1969-1994); (3)
Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung, Wien (1994).

  1. Rückseite: Nachlassstempel „Koloman Moser“.
  2. Kunstverlag Wolfrum, Katalog zu “Kolo Moser-Nachlass-Ausstellung. 23. November – 15. Dezember 1920.”, Wien 1920, Nr. 4 „Berglandschaft (Leysin)“
  3. „Koloman Moser 1868 - 1918. Gemälde, Graphik“. Katalog der Neuen Galerie Graz am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz 1969, Nr. 37 „Bergpanorama Schneeberg“, Abb. Kat. 37; Rechnung des Gemälderestaurators A. F. Penischka, Wien vom 09.12.1970

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