Letter from Egon Schiele in Altmünster to Anton Peschka in Vienna
21st Jul. 1913
(Tulln 1890–1918 Vienna)
(Vienna 1885–1940 Vienna)
July 21, 1913
The weather has been very bad so far; the lake here would be very beautiful, the most beautiful is the Traunstein. – The lakes in Carinthia, however, and the entire area there are far more generous and majestic. Furthermore, it is very expensive here, 4 K [Kronen] per day for a room with farmers. –Reininghaus owes me 600 K, I am waiting for that, then I can hopefully pay the entire sum for the gravestone. – Please [note] the following dimensions:
[Sketch, dimensioned and labeled:]
one block of concrete
200 cm high
1.50 cm wide
1.20 cm thick towards the back
In front of it, a framing around the entire perimeter of the grave, 20 cm high above the ground, resulting in a 10 cm-thick wall. – One needs to know how much space is useable, that’s why I’m sending you a few Kronen tomorrow or the day after tomorrow, so you may inquire about it on Sunday in Tulln; then you need to write me these measurements
Rößler told me the following: the ceramic workshop owned by [Leopold] Forstner, who made the Stocklet-frieze [!], would also be happy to make a picture of mine for that purpose, if I give Forstner the design; so Rößler will do that for me. – For now, you have to go to Tulln and find out how much space one can use. – I can’t really write Sturm, because I had a thing with him once. – Instead, go straight to [Franz] Hauer XIX. Silbergasse 40, and for the time being ask if he is already here, nothing else, this let me know presently and I can then write him about it. Also write me how my mother stands towards me.¬ – I think I’ll go to Neuötting in the next few days, because it won’t cost me anything there. – Maybe in August we can stay somewhere near Trieste or on the Istrian coast; in the Alps it’s too bad. Write to me
Warm greetings Egon Schiele
Altmünster/ [on] Traunsee
As per address: Arthur Rößler Haus Gaigg. Until 25 July?
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