Wednesday, November 22, 2000; updated Sunday, May 22, 2005
A 1919 painting and 1924 sketch by Adolf Hitler
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Hitler's 1919 painting of Laon, France. Submitted to art academy. Click the image to see enlarged front and back view of this work.
Clearly a genuine and very accomplished Hitler sketch of the Bratwürstglöckchen alley in Nuremberg, signed by him in 1924
HITLER signed the reverse of the watercolour sketch (left) as above: "Meiner lieben Löttl, Dein Wolf". The owner informs us: Both items came from Rudolf Pfeiffer-Bechstein, widower of Lotte Bechstein. The Bechsteins were early Hitler benefactors. Carl Bechstein (1826 Gotha &endash; 1900 Berlin) was married to Louise Döring, in 1856. Their son Edwin Bechstein married Helene Capito (1876 Düsseldorf &endash; 1951 Berchtesgaden). Edwin Bechstein and Helene had a son and a daughter (Liselotte = Lotte). [Click for another Hitler painting from the Bechstein collection]