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Letter from Egon Schiele to Anton Peschka, 28th May 1915

Leopold Museum,
India ink on paper with silver border
25.5×18.4 cm


  • Egon Schiele

    (Tulln 1890–1918 Vienna)

  • Anton Peschka

    (Vienna 1885–1940 Vienna)

Unfortunately not on display at the moment


May 28, 1915
Dear A.P. [Anton Peschka],
I have just received your letter. I’ll see to it as soon as possible – write immediately if you have this letter and always write to me where you are – also write immediately what Court Councilor Leisching answered or sent. – Yesterday Gerti took two black drawings for you – I don’t have any colored ones – should you again or still need a colored one, however, just write for it. – Amongst other things, I was bold enough and gifted my wife’s sister your picture that you had sitting with me (with yellow sky, a purple mountain in the middle, mountains to the left and right, and branches centered in the front) because she liked it so much. If we see each other after the war you will get 150 K [Kronen] from me. You already know that I am being examined now. – I wish you the best of luck should you get away. – You will think of me once in a while, as I do, and write to me from the front? I am sending you my view, what it looks like here now.
Warm greetings! Hurray!
Egon Schiele.

To Mr. Anton Peschka
One-year volunteer of the Infantry Regiment 42
Military Academy

Object data

  • Sender: Egon Schiele
  • Recipient: Anton Peschka
Letter from Egon Schiele to Anton Peschka
28th May 1915
India ink on paper with silver border
25.5×18.4 cm
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 4509
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 153
  • Nebehay 1979: 784
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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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