Provenance as per Otto Nirenstein-Kallir: Owner: Fritz Grümbaum, Wien Slg. Dr. Alfred Spitzer Privat property, Vienna Provenance as per "Jane Kallier: Egon Schiele, The Complete Works 1998, New York" : Acquired from the artist; Arthur Roessler; Alfred Spitzer; Fritz Grünbaum; Gutekunst & Klipstein, Bern; Galerie St. Etienne, New York Provenance as per: "Leopold, Rudolf; Schiele, Egon [III.]; Ausstellung Egon Schiele - Die Sammlung Leopold, Wien, 1995" ISBN 3-7701-3474-5: Arthur Roessler, Vienna; Alfred Spitzer, Vienna; Fritz Grünbaum, Vienna; Gutekunst & Klipstein, Bern; Gallery St. Etienne, New York; Rudolf Leopold, Vienna Provenance as per research database Leopoldmuseum: Before 1918 Arthur Rössler (Acquired from the artist); (1) Alfred Spitzer, (3.December 1861, Friedeck, Silesia - 26.April 1923, Vienna); (2) (1939) Franz Friedrich Grünbaum (pseudonym: Fritz Grünbaum), Vienna (7.April 1880-14.January 1941);(3) 1941 Elisabeth Grünbaum, Vienna, (28.4.1898-10.10.1942); [Elisabeth Grünbaum was - according to a testament which was presented 1954 on the occasion of to file a petition to the declaration of death- residuary legatee of Franz Friedrich Grünbaum.] (4) Mathilde Lukacs, Vienna, afterwards (from approximately 1946) Brussels; [Mathilde Lukacs nee Herzl (30.September 1883-15.December 1979) was a sister of Elisabeth Grünbaum, nee Herzl.] 1956 Klipstein & Kornfeld, Bern (Purchase of Mathilde Lukacs); (5) 1956 Otto Kallir, Gallery St. Etienne, New York (Purchase of Klipstein & Kornfeld, Bern, Sales exhibition, 8. September - 6.October 1956); 1958 Private collection Rudolf Leopold, Vienna (By way of exchange from Otto Kallir, Gallery St. Etienne, New York); (6) 1994 Leopold Museum (Foundation). [Early in 1998 the painting became seized by the office of the district attorney after an exhibition in New York. In September 1999 the confiscation became lifted and the painting returned to Vienna]. http://www.austria.org/press/47.html Egon Shiele, "Dead City," 1911 Contact: Austrian Information Service, Washington D.C., Date: January 16, 1998: The "Dead City" was acquired by Dr. Leopold from Dr. Otto Kallir in New York City around 1960. The Viennese art dealer Dr. Otto Kallir emigrated in 1938 via Paris to New York were he established the still-Galerie St. Etienne. Dr. Kallir purchased "Dead City" from the Klipstein and Kornfeld gallery (formally Gutekunst und Klipstein) in Berne, Switzerland, in 1956. According to Eberhard Kornfeld the painting had been received from Mrs. Mathilde Lukacs, the sister-in-law of the Viennese cabaret comedian Fritz Grünbaum who was murdered in Dachau concentration camp. As per correspondence Kornfeld/Lukacs (presented by David Bacalar) P0049: 1956 bought from Lukacs Check of Eberhard Kornfeld to Otto Kallir from 18.September 1956 (as per Document Kal 0001/ Subpoena for Documents and deposition of Jane Kallir - Galerie St. Etienne) As per Correspondence Kornfeld/Bratschi (handed over by Thomas Buomberger): Delivery to Bern by M. Lukacs, April 24th 1956 for purchase (May 22nd, 1956): BookkeepingNr. 36763 Dossier Fritz Grünbaum, provenance research bm:ukk – LMP, Mag. Dr. Sonja Niederacher, June, 30th 2010 (S 58ff): Has been proved as part of the Collection Grünbaum Decision Comission Michalek ( based on Dossier Fritz Grünbaum, provenance research bm:ukk): Were these paintings national property, and were the Art Restitution Act Fed. Law Gazette I 1998/181 as amended by Fed. Law Gazette I 2007/117 applicable, an actus reus pursuant to section 1 par. 1 of the Art Restitution Act could not be identified on the basis of the materials available to the commission.