Aug 14, 2007

The Unknown Artist: Adolf Hitler.

"The paintings in the collections I bought over the years were never acquired for private purposes, but always exclusively for the establishment of an art gallery in my native town of Linz. It is my heartfelt desire that this legacy be fulfilled." -- Adolf Hitler, from his Last Will and Testament, April 29, 1945.

The Unknown Artist: Adolf Hitler (9) 1Schloss Lamberg Steyr/Enos (Lamberg Castle). This aquarelle medium-sized frame filler signed A. Hitler in script, not dated, circa 1910-1912 of the Vienna Period.
Jahn recalls of this particular painting, "The painting depicts the front view of the old Schloss Lamberg and is of the highest artistic quality and aesthetic beauty. I recall during my second interview with Hitler in Munich that he described his visit to Steyr where a number of clients commissioned paintings from him, among them the Lamberg Family".

The Unknown Artist: Adolf Hitler (9) 2Germania. Rendered in red pencil, this is a Vienna Opera House Figure Study, signed Hitler Adolf.

The Unknown Artist: Adolf Hitler (9) 3Vienna Opera House. This is an aquarelle watercolor of the corner of the Old Vienna Opera House signed A. Hitler. "This was one of Hitler's favored subjects, as there are several examples extant of the subject building, from several different perspectives. Several paintings are shown in Billy Price's Adolf Hitler: The Unknown Artist, including this exact painting (page 135, Figure 195). The painting is not dated, however attributed to 1911".

The Unknown Artist: Adolf Hitler (9) 4Old City Gate. This is an aquarelle watercolor of the old city gate in Deutsche-Altenburg, Austria signed A. Hitler.

The Unknown Artist: Adolf Hitler (9) 5Alter Werderthor Wien (The Werder Gate). This aquarelle medium-sized frame filler signed A. Hitler in script, not dated, circa 1910-1912 of the Vienna Period.
"This painting depicts the Old Waterway in the old section of Vienna. There is a significant amount of cross-hatch shading marking some of Hitler's later Vienna work. The detail is outstanding throughout".

The Unknown Artist: Adolf Hitler (9) 6Castle Battlements. "This is a highly detailed painting of an unidentified castle and embattled crenellated walls and towers. The painting is signed A. Hitler and dated 1910".

The Unknown Artist: Adolf Hitler (9) 7Munchen Siegestor. "Aquarelle watercolor of the Arch of Triumph in Munich, Germany signed A. Hitler, dated and titled in Hitler's hand. It is accompanied by a Jahn authentication dated 16 July 1974. In the authentication, Jahn states that this particular monument held a special symbolic significance to Hitler".

The Unknown Artist: Adolf Hitler (9) 8"Aquarelle titled "The Hermann's New Millhouse" signed Adolf Hitler and dated 1913 at the lower right. It is also named in Hitler's handwriting at the lower left. This is a small frame filler of a millhouse and waterwheel. Mills and waterwheels were the source of several of Hitler's earlier works (compare with A4, above). This one was painted in the later part of 1913 in Munich".

The Unknown Artist: Adolf Hitler (9) 9München Strassenbahn. Aquarelle titled "München Straßenbahn" signed A Hitler.

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