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Letter from Egon Schiele in Vienna to Anton Peschka in Vienna, 26th May 1918

Leopold Museum,
Purple ink on paper
11.3×17.4 cm


  • Egon Schiele

    (Tulln 1890–1918 Vienna)

  • Anton Peschka

    (Vienna 1885–1940 Vienna)

Unfortunately not on display at the moment


May 26, 1918

Dear A. P. [Anton Peschka],
According to the Ministry of War Presidential Office Decree No. 34.1.62 from 1917, you as academic painter can be commanded as such for the compilation of the regiment’s history. Don’t be cross that I made you wait that long, I was only notified yesterday. Have patience! For our graphics exhibition in Prague, I took 9 of your sheets, of which a nude drawing from 1916 for K [Kronen] 100 – and a drawing of a southern location for K 60 – were already purchased from me. Write immediately when you get the letter. Warmest greetings EGON.

Object data

  • Sender: Egon Schiele
  • Recipient: Anton Peschka
Letter from Egon Schiele in Vienna to Anton Peschka in Vienna
26th May 1918
Purple ink on paper
11.3×17.4 cm
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 4513
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 156
  • Nebehay 1979: 1568
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Provenance research
Leopold Museum i

Arthur Stemmer, Wien / London (vor 1938-1954);
Walter Neurath, London (ab 1954);
Marlborough Galerie, London (1964);
Dr. Rudolf Leopold, Wien (1964-1994); (1)
Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung, Wien (1994)

  1. Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung, Egon Schiele Datenbank der Autografen, Datenbank-ID 156 (Abfrage: 04.10.2022)

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