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Egon Schiele (1890-1918)

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Egon Schiele (1890-1918)

Bildnis Rupert Koller

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Egon Schiele (1890-1918) Bildnis Rupert Koller inscribed by the sitter 'Die umseitige Zeichnung, mich im 20. Lebensjahr darstellend, ist ein Werk Egon Schieles aus dem Winter 1917/18, 2.Feb.1969. Rupert Koller' (on the reverse) charcoal on paper 18¼ x 11¾ in. (46.2 x 29.5 cm.) Drawn in 1918
Provenance
Rupert Koller, by whom acquired from the artist.
Melanie Schiele Schuster.
Dr Leopold, Vienna.
Galerie Arnoldi-Livie, Munich.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1976.
Literature
J. Kallir, Egon Schiele: The Complete Works, New York, 1998, no. 2476 (illustrated p. 638).
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Lot Essay

Rupert Koller was the son of Hugo Koller, a wealthy Viennese industrialist and scholar, and of Broncia Koller (born Pinell), one of the finest female artists of her day. In 1918, Schiele executed three drawings of Rupert (Kallir nos. D2475-2477), several of Hugo Koller and of Silvia Koller, Rupert's sister, as well as a major oil portrait of Hugo Koller, which now hang in the Österreichische Galerie, Vienna (Kallir, no. P320).

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