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Farm House in the Rain, c. 1890

Leopold Museum,
Oil on wood
18.8×26.5 cm


  • Marie Egner

    (Radkersburg 1850–1940 Vienna)

Currently on display at OG4
In the oil sketch Farm House in the Rain, Marie Egner (1850–1940) shows an unspectacular pictorial motif, whose poetry, however, informed by an idyllic conception, is exploited to the full. An ascending rain-soaked path leads—past walls, old wooden fence panels and a large-looming tree—up to a farmstead marked by dilapidation. Animals can be made out in light sketchy patches of color, which are in contrast with the somber colors of the painting. A figure carrying an umbrella and especially the bright light reflexes in the puddling water suggest heavy raining. Egner had met Emil Jakob Schindler (1842–1892) around 1880 and attended his private school of painting in Plankenberg Castle in Lower Austria for several years. In her poetic approach to nature and devotion to homely motifs, she is considered as his perhaps most faithful pupil.

Object data

Farm House in the Rain
c. 1890
Art movement
Atmospheric Impressionism
Oil on wood
18.8×26.5 cm
Signed lower right: M Egner
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 254
Inventory access
Contributed to the Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung in 1994
Selection of Reference works
  • Meisterwerke Leopold Museum, hrsg. von Hans-Peter Wipplinger, Köln 2018.
  • Frauenbilder. Künstlerinnen.19. und 20. Jahrhundert, hrsg. von Elisabeth Leopold, Wien 2017 (Ausstellungsbroschüre, Leopold Museum, Wien, 07.07.2017-18.09.2017).
  • Verborgene Schätze. Kunstwerke suchen Paten!, hrsg. von Hans-Peter Wipplinger, Wien 2016 (Ausst.-Broschüre Leopold Museum, Wien, 29.01.2016–22.02.2016).
  • Martin Suppan/Erich Tromayer u.a.: Marie Egner. Eine österreichische Stimmungsimpressionistin, Wien 1993.
Conservation patron
Gertraude Kabelka

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Provenance research
Leopold Museum i
Dr. Rudolf Leopold, Wien (o.D.);
Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung, Wien (1994)

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