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The Artist’s Daughter Antonia with Fur (unfinished), 1930

Leopold Museum,
Oil on canvas
125×78.2 cm


  • Anton Kolig

    (Neutitschein/Nový Jičín 1886–1950 Nötsch im Gailtal)

Unfortunately not on display at the moment
The artist Anton Kolig’s (1886–1950) eldest daughter is sitting on a chair. The fur coat, which Marie Antoinette (1912–1980) has wrapped around herself, artfully highlights her bare shoulders and knees. This invests the portrait with a sensual aspect. Kolig possibly saw the painting as a reference to the work The Fur by Peter Paul Rubens. Among his five children, Marie Antoinette was the one the artist painted most often. Her French name is owed to the fact that she was born on 4th November 1912 in Paris, where Kolig and his wife Katharina (1885–1971) were staying at the time for study purposes. At the time the large-format likeness was created, Toni or Tontschi, as she was called, was 18 years old. By this point, the entire family had been living for two years in Stuttgart, where Kolig had moved following his appointment as professor to the Stuttgart Academy. Around this time, Marie Antoinette met the painter Arthur Steiger, a student in Kolig’s painting class, whom she married soon after.

Object data

The Artist’s Daughter Antonia with Fur (unfinished)
Art movement
Nötsch Circle, Expressionism
Oil on canvas
125×78.2 cm
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 351
Inventory access
Contributed to the Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung in 1994
Selection of Reference works
  • Anton Kolig, hrsg. von Hans-Peter Wipplinger, Köln 2017 (Ausst.-Kat. Leopold Museum, Wien, 22.09.2017-08.01.2018)
  • Otmar Rychlik: Anton Kolig 1886-1950. Das malerische Werk, Wien 2001.

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Provenance research
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Familie Kolig, Nötsch (1948); (1)
Nachlass Anton Kolig, Nötsch (1950)
Katharina Kolig, Nötsch (1950-1971); (2)
Wolfgang und Ulrike Roesler, Spittal an der Drau (1971-1978); (2)
Dr. Rudolf Leopold, Wien (1978-1994); (3)
Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung, Wien (1994).

  1. Friedrich Welz, Anton Kolig, Salzburg 1948: Werkverzeichnis, Nr. 136
  2. Archiv des Leopold Museums, E-Mail von Cornelius Kolig an Dr. Franz Smola (LMPS) vom 27.02.2017
  3. Archiv des Leopold Museums, Kaufvertrag vom 26.01.1978

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