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Amsterdam – Kloveniersburgwal II, 1925

Leopold Museum Vienna,
© Fondation Oskar Kokoschka/Bildrecht,
Vienna 2022
Oil on canvas
65×74.6 cm


  • Oskar Kokoschka

    (Pöchlarn 1886–1980 Montreux)

Currently on display at OG3
Oskar Kokoschka (1886–1980) was not only renowned for his Expressionist portraits but also for his landscape depictions charged with a highly dynamic atmosphere. Having resigned from his teaching position at the Dresden Academy in 1923, he embarked on extended travels through Europe and North Africa financed by his Berlin gallerist Paul Cassirer (1871–1926). These trips resulted in numerous cityscapes, including the 1925 work Amsterdam – Kloveniersburgwal II. Kokoschka created the painting during his stay there in the summer of 1925. It shows the view from the balcony of his corner apartment on the uppermost floor of the Doelen Hotel on Kloveniersburgwal towards Nieuwe Markt, with a medieval city gate in the background.

Object data

  • Oskar Kokoschka
Amsterdam – Kloveniersburgwal II
Art movement
Oil on canvas
65×74.6 cm
Monogrammed lower right: O.K.
Credit line
Private collection
Selection of Reference works
  • Wien 1900. Aufbruch in die Moderne, hrsg. von Hans-Peter Wipplinger, Wien 2019 (Ausst.-Kat. Leopold Museum, Wien, ab 15.03.2019).
  • Oskar Kokoschka. Expressionist, Migrant, Europäer, hrsg. von Cathérine Hug/Heike Eipeldauer, Heidelberg 2018 (Ausst.-Kat. Kunsthaus Zürich, 14.12.2018–10.03.2019; Leopold Museum, Wien, 06.04.2019–08.07.2019).
  • Kokoschka. Das Ich im Brennpunkt, hrsg. von Tobias G. Natter/Franz Smola, Wien 2013 (Ausst. Kat. Leopold Museum, Wien, 04.10.2013–27.01.2014).
  • Die nackte Wahrheit. Klimt, Schiele, Kokoschka und andere Skandale, hrsg. von Tobias G. Natter/Max Hollein, München 2005 (Ausst.-Kat. Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, 28.01.2005-24.01.2005; Leopold Museum, Wien, 31.05.2005-22.08.2005).
  • Fondation Oskar Kokoschka, Werkkatalog der Gemälde von Oskar Kokoschka,
Catalogue raisonne
  • 1925/31

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Provenance research
Leopold Museum i

Helen Täubler, Berlin / New York (ab etwa 1930);
Privatbesitz, New York (bis 1983);
Galerie M. Goldschmidt & Co, Frankfurt a. M. (vor 1995-2001); (1)
Auktion: 17.10.2000, Christie’s London, German and Austrian Art, Lot 47; (2)
Auktion: 26.06.2001, Christie’s London, Impressionist & Modern Art (Day Sale), Lot 239; (3)
Dr. Rudolf Leopold, Wien (2001-2010);

  1. Johann Winkler /Katharina Erling, Oskar Kokoschka. Die Gemälde 1906–1929, Salzburg 1995, S. 123, WV 216
  2. Christie’s London, German and Austrian Art Part II. Tuesday 17 October 2000, London 2000, S. 36f.
  3. Angabe auf (19.06.2018)

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