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Letter from Egon Schiele to Karl Ernst Osthaus, 2nd Jun. 1912

Leopold Museum,
India ink and pencil on paper with marginal perforations
14.3×10.9 cm


  • Egon Schiele

    (Tulln 1890–1918 Vienna)

  • Karl Ernst Osthaus

    (Hagen 1874–1921 Merano)

Unfortunately not on display at the moment


June 2, 1912.

Dear Mr. E. O. [Ernst Osthaus],
If you are not disinclined, I ask you to once again send me a pre-payment for a picture; I am in such a bind that I unfortunately have to write, what I most unwillingly want to do in this matter. – If you are agreeable then you may acquire in exchange the larger painting “Hermits,” which has now been published in “Kunst für Alle” [Art for All] and is now exhibited at the Hagenbund. I send best regards to you!
Egon Schiele Vienna XII
Rosenhügelstraße 9

Object data

  • Egon Schiele
  • Recipient: Karl Ernst Osthaus
Letter from Egon Schiele to Karl Ernst Osthaus
2nd Jun. 1912
India ink and pencil on paper with marginal perforations
14.3×10.9 cm
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 5377
Inventory access
Accession 1997
Catalogue raisonne
  • ESDA ID 158
  • 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 26.11.19977

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