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Horse Chestnut Blossoms, c. 1912

Leopold Museum,
Oil on canvas
76×75.5 cm


  • Koloman Moser

    (Vienna 1868–1918 Vienna)

Unfortunately not on display at the moment
As a founding member of the Vienna Secession and the Wiener Werkstätte, Koloman Moser (1868–1918) at first focused on his capabilities as a draftsman, designer, graphic artist and exhibition designer. After leaving the Wiener Werkstätte in 1907, he systematically turned to painting as a means of expression. Initially, he was interested in landscapes, trying to capture varying atmospheres depending on the time of day, the season and the incidence of light. He later added still lifes and flower depictions to his oeuvre, which stand out on account of their intensely luminous colors and herald his interest in avant-garde color theories.

Object data

  • Koloman Moser
Horse Chestnut Blossoms
c. 1912
Art movement
Classical Modernism
Oil on canvas
76×75.5 cm
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 631
Inventory access
Contributed to the Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung in 1994
Selection of Reference works
  • Koloman Moser- Die Sammlung Leopold, hrsg. von Elisabeth Leopold/Stefan Kutzenberger, Wien 2018 (Ausst.-Kat. Leopold Museum, Wien, 18.01.2018-10.06.2018).
  • Gerd Pichler: Koloman Moser. Die Gemälde. Werkverzeichnis, Wien 2012.
  • Koloman Moser 1868-1818, hrsg. von Rudolf Leopold/Gerd Pichler, Wien 2007 (Ausst.-Kat. Leopold Museum, Wien, 25.05.2007-10.09.2007).
Catalogue raisonne
  • Pichler 2012: 86

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Provenance research
Leopold Museum i

Nachlass Koloman Moser, Wien;
Editha Hauska, Wien (1918); (1)
Kunstverlag Wolfrum, Wien (1920); (2)
Privatbesitz Wien, (1965); (3)
Wiener Kunsthandel, (o.D.); (4)
Dr. Rudolf Leopold, Wien (o.D.);
Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung, (1994).

  1. Rückseite: Nachlassstempel „Koloman Moser“ und Nachlass-Nummer „134“.
  2. Kunstverlag Wolfrum, Katalog zu “Kolo Moser-Nachlass-Ausstellung. 23. November - 15. Dezember 1920.”, Wien 1920, Nr. 134 „Kastanienblüten“
  3. Werner Hofmann, Moderne Malerei in Österreich, Wien 1965, S. 38 (Tafel 15)
  4. Datenbank des Leopold Museums, Mündliche Auskunft von Dr. Rudolf Leopold vom 14.10.2009

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