Auction House

Auction: Modern Art

25. June 2020, 2:00 pm

Object overview


Koloman Moser

(Vienna 1868 - 1918 Vienna)

oil on canvas
two parts; as a whole: 129 x 122 cm, upper part: 99 x 122 cm, lower part: 30 x 122 cm
signed and dated on the upper part of the canvas on the lower left: 12 Kolo Moser 13
two estate stamps on the reverse of the upper part of the canvas,
one estate stamp on the reverse of the lower part of the canvas
estate-no. 117 on the stretcher
original frame


from the artist's estate (heirs of Kolo Moser: Editha Hauska, Karl and Dietrich Moser, Vienna);
private property;
Dorotheum Vienna, 371. art auction, 21st - 23rd June 1926, lot 72;
acquired there, since then family property, private property, Vienna


1916 Berlin, Sezession, Wiener Kunstschau, 08.01.-20.02., no. 76 (ill.);
1920 Vienna, Kunstverlag Wolfrum, Kolo Moser-Nachlass-Ausstellung, 23.11.-15.12., no. 117, title: Abend (Knabenakt in Wolken);
Dorotheum Vienna, 364. Art auction, 09.-11.11.1925, lot 363 (title: Der Träumer);
Dorotheum Vienna, 368. Art auction, 24.-25.03.1926, lot 67;
Dorotheum Vienna, 371. Art auction, 21.-23.06.1926, lot 72


Franz Servaes, Wiener Kunstschau in Berlin, in: Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration 38, 1916, p. 50-53, ill. p. 49 (with the title: Feldeinsamkeit);
Werner Fenz, Kolo Moser, Salzburg 1976, p. 155, b/w-ill. 89;
Gerd Pichler, Koloman Moser. Die Gemälde. Werkverzeichnis, Vienna 2012, cat.-no. 136*, b/w-ill. p. 137

The painting, included under reserve in the catalogue raisonné in 2012, was confirmed by Gerd Pichler as an authentic work, now included under catalogue number 136, "Feldeinsamkeit".
Certificate by Dr. Gerd Pichler, Vienna, 17th May 2020, is enclosed.

Estimate: € 250.000 - 500.000
Result: € 940.000 (incl. fees)
Auction is closed.