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Letter from Egon Schiele to Anton Peschka, 17th Oct. 1915

Leopold Museum,
India ink on paper
32.2×18 cm


  • Egon Schiele

    (Tulln 1890–1918 Vienna)

  • Anton Peschka

    (Vienna 1885–1940 Vienna)

Unfortunately not on display at the moment


Sunday, October 17, 1915.
Dear A.P. [Anton Peschka],
Thank you for your cards, which I enjoyed very much. Unfortunately I am myself very busy so that I couldn’t write earlier. I just want to briefly tell you that I moved from the Tiergarten to a school, and from there to Exelberg, where we have been since 1 October. A couple of our divisions have already been used to escort Russians. Now, they say we will go to the Nordbahnhof [Northern Railway Station] – what should be done there, I do not know – either way something similar. When I am not on duty I come home every evening, even if it may be 7 o’ clock. The journey is long from there, because our barracks are located on the road between Rohrerhütte and Sophienalpe. Do write often and try to “capture” art objects, I would like very much to buy such if they are excellent. Yes, – I am wearing your spare coat, it fits me well, only the cuffs were changed to green. Much luck and a happy reunion. We hope. Your
Egon Schiele.
Vienna XIII.
Hietzinger Haupstr. 101.

Object data

  • Egon Schiele
  • Recipient: Anton Peschka
Letter from Egon Schiele to Anton Peschka
17th Oct. 1915
India ink on paper
32.2×18 cm
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 4505
Inventory access
Contributed to the Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung in 1994
Selection of Reference works
  • Christian M. Nebehay: Egon Schiele 1890-1918. Leben, Briefe, Gedichte, Salzburg 1979.
Catalogue raisonne
  • ESDA ID 149
  • Nebehay 1979: 849
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Provenance research
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Dr. Rudolf Leopold, Wien (o.D.);
Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung, Wien (seit 1994).

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