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Son Peter (sitting), 1918

Leopold Museum,
Oil on canvas on wood
101×52.8 cm


  • Anton Faistauer

    (St. Martin near Lofer 1887–1930 Vienna)

Unfortunately not on display at the moment
The Artist’s Son Peter (sitting) of 1918 shows Anton Faistauer’s (1887–1930) child from his first marriage to Ida Andersen who would remain his favorite model until her death in 1919. She was the sister of his fellow painter and friend Robin Christian Andersen (1890–1969) with whom he had attended private painting classes with Robert Scheffer (1859–1934). Already dressed for school, the son is sitting in a red chair, with ruddy cheeks and a focused gaze. Maybe be this was a typical early morning scene from the family’s day-to-day life before Peter had to get on his way to school. The dark but intense warm colors speak to Faistauer’s studies of Baroque and Renaissance painting. The swift and sweeping painting style and several less elaborated parts of the picture suggest that overall impression was more important in the creation than detailing.

Object data

  • Anton Faistauer
Son Peter (sitting)
Art movement
Oil on canvas on wood
101×52.8 cm
Signed and dated upper right: A Faistauer 1918
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 110
Inventory access
Contributed to the Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung in 1994
Selection of Reference works
  • Franz Fuhrmann: Anton Faistauer 1887–1930 mit dem Werkvezeichnis der Gemälde, Salzburg 1972.
Conservation patron
Peter Scheck

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Provenance research
Leopold Museum i

Nachlass Anton Faistauer, Wien (1930);
Dr. Peter Faistauer, Saalfelden (ab 1930); (1)
Dr. Rudolf Leopold, Wien (vor 1972-1994); (2)
Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung, Wien (seit 1994)

  1. Klebezettel: „Nachlass Faistauer Peter“ auf der Bildrückseite
  2. Franz Fuhrmann, Anton Faistauer. 1887 - 1930; mit einem Werkverzeichnis der Gemälde, Salzburg 1972, S. 140, Nr. 159 (Abb. S. 175)

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