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Portrait of Kathi Eder, 1919

Leopold Museum,
Oil on canvas
69.7×53.7 cm


  • Anton Faistauer

    (St. Martin near Lofer 1887–1930 Vienna)

Unfortunately not on display at the moment
As if engrossed in listening to a story being told, Kathi Eder, the wife of Anton Faistauer’s brother, sits on a red velvet chair in an unspecified green room. She has raised one hand lightly to her chin, propping up her face with the flushed cheeks, and holds the other one against her chest, as if momentarily moved by what she is hearing. To viewers, she is only visible in profile, with her full attention focused on something to the left that is withdrawn from the curious gaze looking at this homy rural picture, which may well have originated in Faistauer’s native village of Maishofen.

Object data

  • Anton Faistauer
Portrait of Kathi Eder
Alternative title
Girl in Red Chair, Seen from the Left Side (Kathi Eder, m. Faistauer)
Art movement
Oil on canvas
69.7×53.7 cm
Signed and dated upper left: A Faistauer 1919
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 358
Inventory access
Contributed to the Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung in 1994
Selection of Reference works
  • Franz Fuhrmann: Anton Faistauer 1887–1930 mit dem Werkvezeichnis der Gemälde, Salzburg 1972.
Catalogue raisonne
  • Fuhrmann 1972: 178

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Provenance research
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Dr. Elmar Prack, Salzburg (vor 1930-1986); (1)
Erna Prack, Salzburg, (1986-1987);
Dr. Rudolf Leopold, Wien (1987-1994); (2)
Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung, Wien (1994).

  1. Bund Österreichischer Künstler, Katalog zu “Anton Faistauer Gedächtnisausstellung”, 63. Secessionsausstellung, Wien 1930, S. 19, Nr. 102 „Profilkopf, 1919“; Franz Fuhrmann, Anton Faistauer. 1887 - 1930; mit einem Werkverzeichnis der Gemälde, Salzburg 1972, S. 141, Nr. 178: “Mädchen in linker Seitenansicht auf rotem Stuhl (Kathi Eder, verh. Faistauer)”; (abgefragt am 30.08.2018)
  2. Archiv des Leopold Museums, Kaufvertrag vom 19.10.1987

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