The Dreaming Boys (Die träumenden Knaben)

1908 (published 1917)
Oskar Kokoschka (Austrian, 1886–1980), Publisher Kurt Wolff (German, 1887–1963), Printer Berger und Chwala, Vienna (Austrian, 20th century)

Place of Publication: Leipzig, Germany

Catalogue Raisonné

Wingler and Welz 22-29; Artist and the Book 147; Castleman, Century of Artists Books, p. 107


Overall (closed): 29.7 x 24.4 x 1.3 cm (11 11/16 x 9 5/8 x 1/2 in.) Sheet: 24 x 27.5 cm (9 7/16 x 10 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book containing eight color lithographs and two line-block reproductions

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Leipzig: Kurt Wolff Verlag, 1917) Quarto; ten leaves; beige cloth-covered boards with artist’s design on upper cover (gilt-stamped half orange morocco, tan cloth box).

Literary illustrations.

Leipzig: Kurt Wolff Verlag, 1917


Martin Breslauer, London, from whom purchased by the MFA, May 12, 1965.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund


© 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / Pro Litteris, Zurich.