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Mountains in Leysin. Study for “Leysin (Le Chamossaire)”, 14th May 1913

Leopold Museum,
Pencil on paper
26.5×44 cm


  • Koloman Moser

    (Vienna 1868–1918 Vienna)

Unfortunately not on display at the moment
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](/en/object/ 170), 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
Mountains in Leysin. Study for “Leysin (Le Chamossaire)”
14th May 1913
Art movement
Graphic work
Pencil on paper
26.5×44 cm
Dated lower right: 14.5.13; designated lower right: Leysin; estate stamp lower left: NACHLASS KOLOMAN MOSER
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 2505
Inventory access
Contributed to the Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung in 1994

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Provenance research
Leopold Museum i

Nachlass Koloman Moser, Wien;
Editha Hauska, Wien (1918); (1)
Dr. Rudolf Leopold, Wien (o.D. bis 1994);
Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung, Wien (seit 1994).

  1. Stempel “NACHLASS/ KOLO/ MOSER” auf der Blattvorderseite links unten

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