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Beech Woods in Goisern, 1884

Leopold Museum,
Oil on wood
55.8×42.8 cm


  • Emil Jakob Schindler

    (Vienna 1842–1892 Sylt)

Unfortunately not on display at the moment
Emil Jakob Schindler (1842–1892) spent the summer months of the years 1881 to 1884 with his family and his student Carl Moll (1861–1945) in Bad Goisern in the Salzkammergut region, where he created the present painting. The artist, one of the main protagonists of Austrian Atmospheric Impressionism, depicts the view of a summer forest in a sketch-like manner. A path with steps and wooden railings directs the gaze to a clearing in the depth of the picture, where the silhouettes of grazing animals can be discerned. The painting is dominated by shades of brown and green. The sketchily placed white highlights that illustrate the wind blowing through the leaves bring the picture to life. The painting is probably connected to a cycle of images representing the months of the year, which Schindler created simultaneously.

Object data

  • Emil Jakob Schindler
Beech Woods in Goisern
Art movement
Atmospheric Impressionism
Oil on wood
55.8×42.8 cm
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 105
Inventory access
Contributed to the Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung in 1994
Selection of Reference works
  • Heinrich Fuchs: Emil Jakob Schindler. Zeugnisse eines ungewöhnlichen Künstlerlebens. Werkkatalog, Wien 1970.
Catalogue raisonne
  • H. Fuchs 1970: 502

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Provenance research
Leopold Museum i

Nachlass Emil Jakob Schindler, Wien (1892); (1)
Galerie Schebesta, Wien (1962); (2)
Dr. Rudolf Leopold, Wien (1962-1994); (3)
Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung, Wien (seit 1994)

  1. Klebezettel auf der Bildrückseite: „Nachlass Schindler, Buchenwald in Goisern 1884“
  2. Galerie Schebesta, Katalog zu „Emil Jakob Schindler und sein Kreis“, Wien 1962, Nr. 16
  3. Heinrich Fuchs, Emil Jakob Schindler. Zeugnisse eines ungewöhnlichen Künstlerlebens. Werkkatalog, Wien 1970, S. 233, WV 502; Datenbank des Leopold Museums, Eintrag vom 06.05.2005

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