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View of Greillenstein Castle I, 1885

Leopold Museum,
Oil on wood
35.4×32.6 cm


  • Anton Romako

    (Vienna 1832–1889 Vienna)

Unfortunately not on display at the moment

Anton Romako (1832–1889) stayed at Greillenstein Castle, owned by the Count of Kuefstein, in the Waldviertel region from August to September 1885. There, he not only portrayed Countess Maria Magda Kuefstein Countess Maria Magda Kuefstein at the Easel, but also painted the castle, which had been owned by the family since the 16th century. Romako had met the count and countess in Rome and the couple were to become important companions and Romako’s most significant patrons.

Additional Text according to Settlement, June 2011:
« Ing. Mořic Eisler (1889–1971) was a building contractor, designer and art collector in Brno/Brünn. During the National Socialist occupation of Czechoslovakia, Eisler’s art collection was confiscated by the Gestapo. View of Greillenstein Castle I subsequently came into the Viennese art trade, then changed hands and became the property of a Linz doctor. In the late 1980s, Dr. Rudolf Leopold bought the painting from the art dealer Giese & Schweiger in Vienna, which he transferred to the Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung in 1994.
Since the work is undoubtedly the property of the Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung, but it was seized from Mořic Eisler and not restituted, it was an important concern of the Leopold Museum to find a joint solution in the sense of a fair and just procedure with the legal successors to Mořic Eisler. »

Object data

  • Anton Romako
View of Greillenstein Castle I
Art movement
Naturalism I Realism
Oil on wood
35.4×32.6 cm
Signed lower left: f. A. Romako; designated lower left: Schloss Greillenstein B. S. E. d. Graf Kuefstein
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 736
Inventory access
Contributed to the Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung in 1994
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).
  • Anton Romako. Beginn der Moderne, hrsg. von Marianne Hussl-Hörmann/Hans-Peter Wipplinger, Köln 2018 (Ausst.-Kat. Leopold Museum, Wien, 06.04.2018–18.06.2018).
  • Anton Romako. Beginn der Moderne, hrsg. von Marianne Hussl-Hörmann/Hans-Peter Wipplinger, Köln 2018 (Ausst.-Kat. Leopold Museum, Wien, 06.04.2018–18.06.2018).
  • Fritz Novotny: Der Maler Anton Romako 1832–1889, Wien/München 1954.
Catalogue raisonne
  • Reiter 2010: 545
  • Novotny 1954: 340

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Provenance research
Leopold Museum i

Dr. Graf Ferdinand Kuefstein, Greillenstein (um 1886); (1)
Ing. Moriz Eisler, Brünn (vor 1939);

vor 1941 Beschlagnahme durch die Geheime Staatspolizei;
Verkauf an die Neue Galerie, Wien durch den Gestapo-Beamten Leopold Gahleitner; (2)

Primarius Dr. Hans Kopf, Linz (vor 1950); (3)
Kunsthandlung Giese & Schweiger, Wien (o.D.);
Dr. Rudolf Leopold, Wien (um 1989-1994); (4)
Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung, Wien (seit 1994).

Restitutionsvergleich mit den ErbInnen nach Ing. Moriz Eisler im Juni 2011

  1. Fritz Novotny, Der Maler Anton Romako. 1832 – 1889, Wien u. München 1954, S. 61, Tafel 36, S. 99, Nr. 340
  2. Michael Wladika, Dossier Ing. Moriz Eisler, 21.12.2009.
  3. Österreichische Galerie, Katalog zur Anton Romako Gedächtnisausstellung, Wien 1950, S. 23, Nr. 75; Novotny, Romako, S. 99, Nr. 340.
  4. Archiv des Leopold Museums, Kunsthandlung Giese & Schweiger an Dr. Elisabeth Leopold vom 16.11.2009

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