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Carbon Copy of a Letter from Karl Ernst Osthaus to Egon Schiele, 18th Aug. 1912

Leopold Museum,
Typewriter on paper with marginal perforations
17.7×22.9 cm


  • Egon Schiele

    (Tulln 1890–1918 Vienna)

  • Karl Ernst Osthaus

    (Hagen 1874–1921 Merano)

Unfortunately not on display at the moment


August 18, 1912.

To Mr. Egon Schiele, at present in Bregenz on Lake Constance.

Honored Mr. Schiele,
Your “Dead City” arrived here a while ago. It is my intention to look again at the pictures now in Cologne and then make you a proposal. Regrettably, I have not been able to get away yet. I hope, however, that it will be possible for me in the next 14 days.

Very sincerely

Object data

  • Recipient: Egon Schiele
  • Karl Ernst Osthaus
Carbon Copy of a Letter from Karl Ernst Osthaus to Egon Schiele
18th Aug. 1912
Typewriter on paper with marginal perforations
17.7×22.9 cm
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 5387
Inventory access
Accession 1997
Catalogue raisonne
  • ESDA ID 2017
  • 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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