This is the mark of my right thumb | the one on the left. | here my signature with a ballpoint pen: Arnold Schönberg | Here is a sample of my Latin script; written rather quickly. | This is written with the gold nib, which I used to use more often. Also now I prefer it to all others.| When I have writer’s cramp, and not a broad-pointed nib, I sometimes write like this: only half from the side; to rest a little. Arnold Schönberg | Mödling, 28 May 1923 | Now I have this thin fountain pen and this one is also a bit different now I suddenly have a very fine (thin) writing! | My writing looks even different with this pen, with which I write small notes. | Also I should not forget that sometimes I write Latin like this (but rarely) | and that I write in manuscripts or better in printed sheets printed in Latin script (unintentionally) with this Latin script. | So many different writings of one person – so many faces? Where is the character. Well hopefully I have one! Where not so I have many. Arnold Schoenberg


  • Title: Handwriting samples
  • Creator: Arnold Schönberg
  • Date Created: 1923-05-28
  • Location Created: Mödling, Österreich
  • Physical Dimensions: w21.2 x h13.2 cm
  • Provenance: Arnold Schoenberg, Los Angeles; Gertrud Schoenberg, Los Angeles; Nuria Schoenberg Nono, Venezia, Lawrence and Ronald Schoenberg, Los Angeles; Arnold Schoenberg Institute, Los Angeles; Arnold Schönberg Center, Vienna
  • Type: Writing samples
  • Rights: Belmont Music Publishers, Los Angeles
  • External Link: https://www.schoenberg.at
  • Medium: Ink and pencil on paper

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