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Houses at Town Hall Square in Klosterneuburg, 1908

Leopold Museum,
Oil on cardboard
19.2×21.8 cm


  • Egon Schiele

    (Tulln 1890–1918 Vienna)

Unfortunately not on display at the moment
Not far from Klosterneuburg Abbey, where Egon Schiele (1890–1918) had taken part in his first exhibition ever from mid-May to the end of June 1908 with ten oil paintings, is the site depicted in this small oil sketch, which shows a row of houses lining the Town Hall Square of Klosterneuburg.
Schiele had moved to Klosterneuburg already in 1902, for his second high-school year, to change to the local Realgymnasium for lack of success at his previous school. In 1904, the rest of the family also moved to the small town close to Vienna. On New Year’s Eve of that same year, his father died, which was a traumatic experience for Egon. Leopold Czihaczek (1842–1929), Schiele’s very conservative uncle from his father’s side, assumed guardianship of the siblings. His new art teacher Ludwig Karl Strauch (1875–1959) soon saw the boy’s artistic gift and started mentoring him. Together with other artists, most of them older, he offered Schiele his first network in art. After Schiele had successfully applied for the Vienna Academy of Fine Art in fall 1906, his mother Marie Schiele (1862–1935) moved to Vienna with him and his sisters.

Object data

  • Egon Schiele
Houses at Town Hall Square in Klosterneuburg
Art movement
Naturalism I Realism
Oil on cardboard
19.2×21.8 cm
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 4140
Inventory access
Contributed to the Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung in 1994
Selection of Reference works
  • Egon Schiele Landschaften, hrsg. von Rudolf Leopold, München u.a. 2004 (Ausst. Kat. Leopold Museum, Wien, 17.09.2004-31.01.2005).
  • Otto Kallir: Egon Schiele. Oeuvre Catalogue of the Paintings, New York 1966.
  • Otto Nirenstein: Egon Schiele. Persönlichkeit und Werk, Berlin 1930.
Catalogue raisonne
  • J. Kallir 1990/1998: P127
  • Leopold 1972/2020: 101
  • O. Kallir 1966: 77
  • O. Kallir (Nirenstein) 1930: 41b

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Provenance research
Leopold Museum i

Dr. Leopold Popper, Wien (vor 1930); (1)
Auktion: 05.- 08.07.1955, Dorotheum Wien, Auktion Nr. 976, Los 125;
Adolph D. Klarmann, Philadelphia (1955); (2)
Auktion: 22.-25.05.1973, Dorotheum Wien, 600. Kunstauktion, Los 350;
Auktion: 05.12.1978, Christie´s London, lot 46; (3)
Auktion: 11.09.1984, Dorotheum Wien, 645. Kunstauktion, Los 439;
Dr. Rudolf Leopold , Wien (1984-1994); (4)
Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung, Wien (1994).

  1. Otto Nirenstein, Egon Schiele. Persönlichkeit und Werk, Berlin 1930, S. 54, Nr. 41b
  2. Otto Kallir, Egon Schiele, Oeuvre Catalogue of the Paintings, New York 1966, S. 172, Nr. 77; Jane Kallir, Egon Schiele. The Complete Works, New York 1998, S. 284, P 127.
  3. Jane Kallir, Egon Schiele. The Complete Works, New York 1998, S. 284, P 127
  4. Michael Wladika, Dossier „Dr. Leopold Popper, Wien“ vom 21.12.2009, S. 33.

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