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

Leopold Museum,
India ink on paper with marginal perforations
17.3×11.1 cm


  • Egon Schiele

    (Tulln 1890–1918 Vienna)

  • Karl Ernst Osthaus

    (Hagen 1874–1921 Merano)

Unfortunately not on display at the moment


September 21, 1912.

Dear Mr. Osthaus,
I don’t know if you received the letter that I sent you a while ago or if you are not in Hagen. The content concerned our matter with the picture; I wrote to you that I would very much like to send you new pictures, as I was hoping that upon my return from Bregenz I would immediately be able to rent a studio. But unfortunately, that did not happen. For 6 months now I haven’t had a real work space. I would like to ask you to send me the outstanding balance that is 150 MK [Mark] as soon as possible and I will, once I can work again, send you the two first pictures. You may then choose. I know that you cannot imagine that I am without a studio. Forgive me. With best regards your Egon Schiele
Vienna XII.
Rosenhügelstr. 9.

Object data

  • Egon Schiele
  • Recipient: Karl Ernst Osthaus
Letter from Egon Schiele to Karl Ernst Osthaus
21st Sept. 1912
India ink on paper with marginal perforations
17.3×11.1 cm
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 5383
Inventory access
Accession 1997
Catalogue raisonne
  • ESDA ID 164
  • 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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