Letter from Egon Schiele to Anton Peschka
9th Jun. 1915
(Tulln 1890–1918 Vienna)
(Vienna 1885–1940 Vienna)
June 9, 1915
Dear A.P. [Anton Peschka]! Thank you for the two postcards. I don’t yet know what my military role will be. Böhl… [Heinrich Böhler] and Hoffm… [Josef Hoffmann] are trying to have me sent to the war press quarter as a “war and battle painter". If this turns out to be possible, it would allow me to create the most important work about our war. At the medical examination on May 31 I did not mention that I have the one-year volunteer status – please write me whether any problem is likely to arise in that respect or if I can do it at the presentation as well.
In the meantime I am waiting for military hints from you.
Write to me also: when I come to Prague I want to live by myself, will this be allowed? How long is one off or on duty, and does one have to sleep in the barracks at first?
To Mr. Anton Peschka
One-year volunteer department of the Infantry Regiment 42
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