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Arnold Schoenberg: A Guide to Primary and Secondary Resources at the Library of Congress

Iconography

Arnold Schoenberg. Vision. Photograph of self portrait. 1910. Library of Congress Music Division.

The Music Division's collections include a handful of items of Schoenberg iconography. By far the most important is a self-portrait, Vision, oil on cardboard, that he painted in 1910.

Included on the front of the painting is a signed dedication to the conductor Leopold Stokowski, to whom Schoenberg gifted the portrait in September 1949. Stokowski gifted the portrait to the Music Division in 1954. The self-portrait does not have a record in the Online Catalog. Contact the Music Division for more information.

Additional Special Collections with Schoenberg Iconography

Some additional collections with Schoenberg iconography are:

Search for additional iconography using the Library's Finding Aids Tool, which searches across multiple finding aids, searching the Online Catalog, browsing the Music Division's list of Special Collections, or searching the Prints and Photographs Online Catalog.