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Messias provides a unique insight into the self-image of Neuschul at this time, proclaiming an almost manic visionary quality, and reflecting his early artistic development and explorations into the psychological realm. The strength and self-possession of the painting bears comparison with the work of Neuschul’s contemporary, the young Egon Schiele, in its prescient ability to reveal the subject’s inner life.

Leicester Museum & Art Gallery







oil on card


H 95.5 x W 55.5 cm

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purchased at Christie's, Amsterdam with the assistance of the Art Fund, the Victoria and Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund and the City of Leicester Museums Trust Fund, 2006

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