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Letter from Egon and Edith Schiele to Anton Peschka, 17th Aug. 1915

Leopold Museum,
Ink on paper
15×33.7 cm


  • Egon Schiele

    (Tulln 1890–1918 Vienna)

  • Anton Peschka

    (Vienna 1885–1940 Vienna)

Unfortunately not on display at the moment


August 17, 1915.
Dear A.P. [Anton Peschka],
I received your card and your letter yesterday – thank you – you look very good now. Once you move to the front, I ask you to always write, and I sincerely wish you much luck when you get out from there. Hopefully the war will be over before winter – by all appearances it looks like that in Russia and that’s where the whole world war will be decided. But if we are not decisively finished with the Russians before November, things will certainly become dangerous – because the winter in Russia could break our necks. – Of course I will always carry out your will the best way possible – you may rest assured about that. Warmest greetings
See you Egon. ./.
[appendix from Edith Schiele: ]

Dear Mr. Peschka.
For your kind regards, my warmest thanks, – God grant that you will return soon and healthy, this wishes you from all my heart your Edith Sch. [Schiele]

Object data

  • Sender: Egon Schiele
  • Recipient: Anton Peschka
Letter from Egon and Edith Schiele to Anton Peschka
17th Aug. 1915
Ink on paper
15×33.7 cm
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 4507
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 151
  • Nebehay 1979: 834
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