International Campaign for Real History

Four Hitler Paintings found in cleric's trunk


Burg am Fluss

,,Landschaft mit Burg am Fluss"

Price: $13,500 delivered to any address in the United States of America:
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The vendor states:

PAINTING depicts a fortress town and church alongside a river. In German it is called ,,Landschaft mit Burg am Fluß" (Landscape with a Fortress on a River). It is a watercolor on paper measuring 240 mm x 380 mm and is signed and dated in the lower right corner "A. Hitler 1913". The size, the frame, paper, glass, signature and artistic technique are fully consistent with other works painted by Hitler while he lived in Vienna from the autumn of 1907 through May 1913. It was during this period that Hitler first came to know the Priest in question.

We believe that this frame is completely original to the painting, probably the frame the painting was originally sold in by the dealer, Josef Wachtl.

The reverse of the frame bears the label of JOSEF WACHTL KUNST UND RAHMENHANDLUNG (Art and Frame Shop) at No4 Plankengasse, in the center of Wien, without doubt the framer. This frame is in very good condition with the original glass and iron hanging ring but is missing a small piece of the golden curl relief in the lower right corner (the piece has been missing for a very long time).

This is a spectacularly well-composed and marvelously rendered medium size painting (about 11-1/4 x 16-1/2 inches overall frame size), typical in every way of both Austria and the artistic style of Adolf Hitler. The painting comes with two separate authentications:

  1. a professional "Expertise" or Expert Opinion from a well-known Viennese historian and art restorer, and
  2. a comprehensive, professional Certificate of Authenticity signed by both Ray and Josephine Cowdery, with their signatures notarized.
Also included with the painting are color photocopies of an interesting selection of the ephemera owned by the Priest and purchased by the Cowderys with this painting.  

Karlskirche | Burg am Fluss | Dorfstrasse mit Kirche | St. Ulrichshof, Wien

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