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Poem “The First Kiss of Love!”, presumably by Margarete Partonek to Egon Schiele, Mar. 1906

Leopold Museum,
Black ink on paper
19.9×15.6 cm


  • Egon Schiele

    (Tulln 1890–1918 Vienna)

Unfortunately not on display at the moment


The First Kiss of Love!

Dream images, fantasies
Float before the young man’s gaze,
And love’s magnets draw
Toward her, to his delight.

And he sees her standing before him,
And it captures him by force
And rips him away storm-blown
Fast as lightning to her soon.

And the brown hair is hanging
Soft, supple, close down
Over her red cheeks,
To which love gave glow.

And only kindness not malice
Plays ‘round the beautiful moon
And his gaze announces to her
What the tender one feels.

It captivates him with delight
And in soulful satisfaction
He presses on the rosy lips,
Of his love – first kiss.

Object data

  • Recipient: Egon Schiele
Poem “The First Kiss of Love!”, presumably by Margarete Partonek to Egon Schiele
Mar. 1906
Black ink on paper
19.9×15.6 cm
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 5362
Inventory access
Accession 2008
Catalogue raisonne
  • ESDA ID 1892
  • Nebehay 1979: Nicht gelistet/Not listed
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Provenance research
Leopold Museum i

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)

  1. Leopold Museum Wien, Datenbank der Autografen, ID 1892; Dorotheum Wien, Nachrichtenblatt für Bücherauktionen, Wien 1959
  2. Galerie Auktionshaus Hassfurther, Katalog zur 44. Auktion, S. 36-47; Archiv des Leopold Museums, Rechnung vom 04.04.2008

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