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    Sale 7590

    Valuable Manuscripts and Printed Books

    4 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 147

    SCHIELE, Egon (1890-1918). Autograph letter signed ('Egon Schiele') to Ludwig Karl Strauch, 31 Grünbergstrasse, Vienna, [postmarked 19 January 1911], acknowledging a debt ('Ich weiß daß ich Ihnen 50 K schuldig bin'); his group exhibition [at the Galerie Miethke from 24 April to 15 May] will be settled for in February; for the moment he has little to live on, one page, 8vo, envelope. Provenance: Ludwig Strauch; and by descent.

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    SCHIELE, Egon (1890-1918). Autograph letter signed ('Egon Schiele') to Ludwig Karl Strauch, 31 Grünbergstrasse, Vienna, [postmarked 19 January 1911], acknowledging a debt ('Ich weiß daß ich Ihnen 50 K schuldig bin'); his group exhibition [at the Galerie Miethke from 24 April to 15 May] will be settled for in February; for the moment he has little to live on, one page, 8vo, envelope. Provenance: Ludwig Strauch; and by descent.

    Ludwig Karl Strauch was Schiele's art teacher at the Klosterneuburg Realgymnasium and he played a crucial role in convincing Schiele's family of his artistic potential. Discussion of his debts is the constant theme of Schiele's letters at this period. (2)


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