Poem/Letter “My Love” by Egon Schiele for Margarete Partonek
1st Apr. 1906
(Tulln 1890–1918 Vienna)
And even if I should not love you yet,
Look at my eyes,
Written inside them,
Is that it’s not a short-lived craze.
And even if you should not believe me yet,
That I began to love you,
So look at my lips – –;
They will rob you of many a kiss.
And even if you won’t have them,
Stolen they would not be;
Only lovers who are fond of each other,
Kiss each other all alone.
And if I cannot have you yet
I send you countless heartfelt greetings;
And also send to you, on lips and cheeks,
Many a thousand sugar-sweet kisses.
Once this writing, in red ink
Has reached you on this day,
Remember that there are only two,
To whom I once gave something written.
S. [Schiele] Egon.
April 1, 1906
I would be very pleased, if you could write something back [and]
send it through you dear brother .
With a hearty kiss
E.S. [Egon Schiele]
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Margarete Partonek, Neu-Ofen (ab 1906);
Familie Partonek, Salnau (o.D.);
Auktion: 12.02.1959, Dorotheum, Wien, Los Nr. 318; (1)
Auktion: 29.11.2007, Galerie Auktionshaus Hassfurther, Wien, Biedermeier - Klassische Moderne, Los Nr. 24; (2)
Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung, Wien (seit 2007)
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