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Letter from Egon Schiele to Karl Ernst Osthaus, 21st May 1912

Leopold Museum,
India ink and pencil on paper with marginal perforations
18.6×14.1 cm


  • Egon Schiele

    (Tulln 1890–1918 Vienna)

  • Karl Ernst Osthaus

    (Hagen 1874–1921 Merano)

Unfortunately not on display at the moment


21st May, 1912.

Dear Mr. Osthaus,
A while ago I asked you for something very essential; I have been without a studio for one month already, I am cut off from any work. I ask you to reply quite soon. Best regards
Egon Schiele presently
Vienna XII. Rosenhügelstr. 9

Object data

  • Sender: Egon Schiele
  • Recipient: Karl Ernst Osthaus
Letter from Egon Schiele to Karl Ernst Osthaus
21st May 1912
India ink and pencil on paper with marginal perforations
18.6×14.1 cm
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 5376
Inventory access
Accession 1997
Catalogue raisonne
  • ESDA ID 174
  • Nebehay 1979: Nicht gelistet/Not listed
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Provenance research
Leopold Museum i

Karl Ernst Osthaus, Hagen (bis 1921);
Erb*innen nach Karl Ernst Osthaus (1921 bis vermutlich 1997);
Auktion: 26.11.1997, Antiquariat J. A. Stargardt, Berlin, Autographen aus allen Gebieten, Los Nr. 707; (1)
Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung, Wien (1997); (2)

  1. Antiquariat J. A. Stargardt, Autographen aus allen Gebieten. Katalog 667, Berlin 1997, S. 241-243
  2. Archiv des Leopold Museums, Rechnung vom 26.11.1997

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