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Edith Schiele in a Striped Dress, Seated, 1915

Leopold Museum,
Pencil, gouache on paper
50.8×40.2 cm


  • Egon Schiele

    (Tulln 1890–1918 Vienna)

Unfortunately not on display at the moment
Edith Harms (1893–1918) lived with her sister Adele and her parents on Hietzinger Hauptstraße, across the road from Egon Schiele’s (1890–1918) studio. In the course of the year 1914, a romantic relationship developed between the artist, who was then still involved with Wally Neuzil (1894–1917), and his neighbor Edith Harms. Shortly before his entry in military service in June 1915, Schiele finally married the young woman with the bourgeois background. The portrait Edith Schiele in a Striped Dress, Seated, drawn that same year, shows her from a top view, gazing out of the picture almost hesitantly, dressed in a striped dress with stark contrasts and a vest that resumes the coloring of her hair. Edith Schiele would go on to pose for her husband repeatedly. Their marriage lasted for little more than three years: Edith Schiele died six months pregnant on 28th October 1918 – only three days before the artist. Both spouses succumbed to the Spanish flu.

Object data

  • Egon Schiele
Edith Schiele in a Striped Dress, Seated
Art movement
Graphic work
Pencil, gouache on paper
50.8×40.2 cm
Signed and dated center right: EGON SCHIELE 1915
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 4147
Inventory access
Contributed to the Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung in 1994
Selection of Reference works
  • Wally Neuzil. Ihr Leben mit Egon Schiele, hrsg. von Diethard Leopold/Stephan Pumberger u.a., Wien 2015 (Ausst.-Kat. Leopold Museum, Wien, 27.02.2015-01.06.2015).
  • Trotzdem Kunst! Österreich 1914-1918, hrsg. von Elisabeth Leopold/Ivan Ristić u.a., Wien 2014 (Ausst-Kat. Leopold Museum, Wien, 09.05.2014-15.09.2014).
  • Jane Kallir: Egon Schiele - The complete works. Expanded edition including a biography and a catalogue raisonné, New York 1998.
Catalogue raisonne
  • J. Kallir 1990/1998: D1717

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Provenance research
Leopold Museum i

Elisabeth M. Pelz (geb. Bunzl), Wien / Chislehurst bei London (1936-1992);
Auktion: 30.06.1992, Sotheby´s London, Lot 25;
Dr. Rudolf Leopold, Wien (1992-1994); (1)
Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung, Wien (1994)

  1. Sonja Niederacher, Egon Schiele. Edith Schiele in gestreiftem Kleid, sitzend, Dossier vom 31.12.2012

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