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“Ex Libris Editha Mautner von Markhof Baroness Sunstenau”, 1907

Leopold Museum,
Ink and gouache on paper
8.2×6.8 cm


  • Ditha Moser

    (Vienna 1883 - 1969 near Vienna)

  • Wiener Werkstätte
Unfortunately not on display at the moment
The graphic artist Editha “Ditha” Moser (1883–1969), who worked for the Wiener Werkstätte (WW), was famous for her designs of playing cards and calendars and had an extensive network of friends and acquaintances in Vienna. She met the painter and founder of the WW Koloman Moser (1868–1918) in 1903 and they married two years later. The artist created an ex libris – a label that is pasted into books to identify the owner – for her mother Editha Mautner Markhof (1846–1918) around 1910. The composition centers on a knight drawing a bow. Markhof’s full name lines the upper edge of the picture in black letters: “Editha Mautner von Markhof Baronin Sustenau.” To the left there is the Markhof family’s coat of arms and their motto “Fleiss und Wille” (“diligence and determination”). With its reduced color palette and planarity, the depiction betrays the traditional artistic characteristics of the Wiener Werkstätte.

Object data

  • Design: Ditha Moser
  • Execution: Wiener Werkstätte
“Ex Libris Editha Mautner von Markhof Baroness Sunstenau”
Art movement
Wiener Werkstätte, Art Nouveau
Graphic work
Ink and gouache on paper
8.2×6.8 cm
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 6580
Inventory access
Accession 2021
Selection of Reference works
  • Koloman Moser 1868-1818, hrsg. von Rudolf Leopold/Gerd Pichler, Wien 2007 (Ausst.-Kat. Leopold Museum, Wien, 25.05.2007-10.09.2007).

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Provenance research
Leopold Museum i

Auktion: 26.06.2021, Auktionshaus Markus Weissenböck, Salzburg, 50. Auktion, Los Nr. 531;
Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung, Wien (seit 2021). (1)

  1. Archiv des Leopold Museums, Rechnung vom 28.06.2021

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