Austrian artist (1890-1918). Autograph letter signed. Vienna. 2 pages, 4to. In violet ink, filing holes, verso of second page annotated in pencil "Egon Schieles Briefe an Papa" and with a draft of a letter in a later, unidentified hand. Printed letterhead.
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Schiele writes to his friend the painter Anton Kolig in Carinthia less than a mongh before his death. One of Schiele’s last letters, not published in Nebehay, who does however refer to Kolig’s reply, written on 8 October (see Nebehay, no. 1742).
Schiele here expresses his appreciation of the drawing which Kolig had sent him, which he wants to reproduce and sell himself if need be. He hopes that Kolig has received his telegram regarding the exhibition of his nude at Lanyi's in Klagenfurt, and states that he is also sending a copy of his reply to Dr Schneider, which he asks Kolig to sign and return as soon as possible.