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Landscape with Railway, 1901

Leopold Museum,
Oil on cardboard
26.7×38.2 cm


  • Olga Wisinger-Florian

    (Vienna 1844–1926 Grafenegg)

Unfortunately not on display at the moment
In the 1901 work Poplar Avenue – Landscape with Railway, Olga Wisinger-Florian (1844–1926) guides the gaze of the beholder into the depth of the depiction via a winding path that divides the painting into two sections: The left side, which shows a poplar avenue – which had been an important motif already in the oeuvre of her teacher Emil Jakob Schindler (1842–1892)(*Boulevard of Poplars near Plankenberg *) – stands for nature, while the steam locomotive and a power line on the right side can be seen as epitomes of civilization. In this, Wisinger-Florian may have been inspired by French Impressionism which also addressed the themes of the metropolis and of engineering. Wisinger-Florian traveled throughout her life, mostly alone and by train, visiting numerous countries all over the world. She presented her works in large-scale international exhibitions and campaigned for the feminist and peace movements.

Object data

  • Olga Wisinger-Florian
Landscape with Railway
Art movement
Oil on cardboard
26.7×38.2 cm
Signed lower right: O. Wisinger Florian
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 267
Inventory access
Contributed to the Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung in 1994
Selection of Reference works
  • Olga Wisinger-Florian. Flower-Power der Moderne, hrsg. von Marianne Hussl-Hörmann/Hans-Peter Wipplinger, Köln 2019 (Ausst.-Kat. Leopold Museum, 24.05.2019–21.10.2019).
  • Meisterwerke Leopold Museum, hrsg. von Hans-Peter Wipplinger, Köln 2018.
  • Frauenbilder – Künstlerinnen – 19. und 20. Jahrhundert. Vom Biedermeier bis zur Moderne, hrsg. von Elisabeth Leopold, Wien 2017 (Ausstellungsbroschüre, Leopold Museum, Wien, 07.07.2017–18.09.2017).
  • Wien 1900. Sammlung Leopold, hrsg. von Diethard Leopold/Peter Weinhäupl, Wien u.a. 2009.
  • Wien 1900. Sammlung Leopold, hrsg. von Diethard Leopold/Peter Weinhäupl, Wien u.a. 2009.
  • Leopold. Meisterwerke aus dem Leopold Museum Wien, hrsg. von Rudolf Leopold und Romana Schuler, Köln u.a. 2001.

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Provenance research
Leopold Museum i

Kunsthandel Giese & Schweiger, Wien (vor 1980);
Dr. Rudolf Leopold, Wien (um 1984-1994); (1)
Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung, Wien (seit 1994).

  1. Telefonische Auskunft von Dr. Alexander Giese vom 12.03.2020

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