Thursday, April 11, 2002
THIRTY years ago a British collector obtained four
paintings executed by the young Adolf Hitler from two
different sources, and these are now offered for sale.
Hitler gave two of the paintings to Helen Schwaiger,
the waitress at the Munich restaurant at which he regularly
ate during his first Munich period, 1913-1914, in payment of
his tab; she "earned" altogether 21 paintings by Hitler in
this way. [See expert report by Prof. Ernst Wilkinghoff:
Facsimile in German |
translation | There is
also an expertise from Kunsthistoriker Dr K Exner].
One was purchased from a British auction house. Their
authenticity is vouched for, and the paintings are
accompanied by the usual documents describing their
Size: 10 x 14cm
Size: 17 x
|Click images for
(Sold 18.4.02 at
asking price, £10,000)
Size: 11 x 16cm
Size: 13 x
Above: Two exquisite pen-and-ink and watercolour
sketches on card framed together, in one frame, to
be sold as one item, offers of £10,000
invited. Both initialled "A.H. 1913"
(Both sold 28.1.03
at £3,000 each)
Above: signed by "A.H. 1913," pen and ink
28.9.02 at £3,000)
Update: All the above items
were sold at the full asking price to three different
collectors between April 2002 and January
Hitler works found in Iran
What comments have
you on these Adolf Hitler paintings etc?
Price fights for Justice: Court Considers Ownership of
Seized 'Hitler' Paintings
- * THE previous owner Margarete
Mayer typed this declaration on the back: "Hiermit
bestätige ich, daß das umseitig wiedergegebene
Bild nach einem Original-Aquarell von Adolf Hitler,
darstellend den Franziskanerplatz in Wien, Papier
23x17cm, aus dem Besitz meines verstorbenen Gatten Johann
Hubert Mayer, Oberstleutnant a.D. stammt. Soviel mir
bekannt ist, gelangte das Blatt in den Kriegstagen direkt
von berufener Seite in den Besitz meines Gatten.
Margarete Mayer, M.P."