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Letter from Egon Schiele to Karl Ernst Osthaus, 1st Aug. 1912

Leopold Museum,
Black ink on paper
20.3×15 cm


  • Egon Schiele

    (Tulln 1890–1918 Vienna)

  • Karl Ernst Osthaus

    (Hagen 1874–1921 Merano)

Unfortunately not on display at the moment


August 1, 1912.

Dear Mr. Osthaus,
[I] don’t have a figurative painting ready, so I am sending you the “Dead City” and, in addition, 6 of my most recent drawings. I would very much like to see the Sonderbund exhibition and I ask you to send me another 200 MK [marks] for the painting; the sheets I offer for 30 MK [marks] per piece – Should you not like the painting, you can always exchange it with another when you visit me in Vienna. Best regards your

Egon Schiele Vienna
IX. Höfergasse 18.

Object data

  • Egon Schiele
  • Recipient: Karl Ernst Osthaus
Letter from Egon Schiele to Karl Ernst Osthaus
1st Aug. 1912
Black ink on paper
20.3×15 cm
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 5379
Inventory access
Accession 1997
Selection of Reference works
  • Christian M. Nebehay: Egon Schiele 1890-1918. Leben, Briefe, Gedichte, Salzburg 1979.
Catalogue raisonne
  • ESDA ID 160
  • Nebehay 1979: 391
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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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