Posted Sunday, October 13, 2002
A Hitler Painting offered for sale
NETHERLANDS art collector Herman Koningen acquired this oil painting on wood in 1975. He reports that its size is 10x15 cm and it is signed "A. Hitler" in the familiar manner of the German leader's earliest works. He says that has a file of letters concerning its authenticity including letters from Hermann Weiss, an archivist of great integrity, whom we often dealt with before his retirement, at the Institut für Zeitgeschichte in Munich dated October 1985 and January 1986. A website correspondent sugegsts that the That painting is probably a stylised view of the Watzmann, one of the more prominent peaks in the Berchtesgaden area. Adolf Hitler would later have seen the Watzmann from Haus Wachenfeld (later the Berghof). Konrad Kujau, the notorious forger, has denied that the work is by him. This website makes no claims either way on the painting's authenticity. Offers are invited in excess of $10,000, please email the collector (below) and keep us informed.