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Letter from Oskar Kokoschka to Franz Hauer, undated

Leopold Museum,
Vienna
Leopold Museum,
Vienna
Ink on paper
24×18.2 cm

Artists

  • Oskar Kokoschka

    (Pöchlarn 1886–1980 Montreux)

  • Franz Hauer
Unfortunately not on display at the moment

Transcription:

Dear Mr. Hauer. I have had such a terrific day of work today as I have not had in onths and I have completed the picture in one go. It shows such naturalness, loveliness and such a fragrant forest atmosphere that you are clumsy to grieve for that stupid landscape if you could have a masterpiece right here. I am unconcerned that I will sell it fast, but I would like to offer the picture to you, rather you than seeing it go to Germany, because you were courageous at a time when I was feeling even worse, and because I want to have a stock of decent pictures in Vienna. If you can find it in yourself to forget this alleged insult, please seize this opportunity.
I hope you will not misunderstand me, I am offering this picture to you first because I want to send good pieces your way. The picture is priced at 3000 cr[owns].
Best regards
from your devoted OKokoschka.

Object data

Artist/author
  • Sender: Oskar Kokoschka
  • Recipient: Franz Hauer
Title
Letter from Oskar Kokoschka to Franz Hauer
Date
undated
Category
Autograph
Material​/technique
Ink on paper
Dimensions
24×18.2 cm
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 5473
Inventory access
Accession 2010
Keywords

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Provenance

Provenance research
Leopold Museum i

Franz Hauer, Wien (vor 1914);
Leopold Hauer, Lengenfeld NÖ (1914-1984);
Christa Hauer-Fruhmann, Lengenfeld NÖ (1984-2010);
Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung, Wien (seit 2010); (1)

  1. Archiv des Leopold Museums, Schenkungsvertrag vom 23.08.2010

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