"he noticed a work in progress, undoubtedly Mayor Lueger"
Portrait of Karl Lueger by Marianne Beskiba, 1908
Public DomainPortrait of Karl Lueger by Marianne Beskiba, 1908

     Marianne Beskiba’s relationship with Lueger lasted from 1894 - 1909. The Viennese public knew nothing about her until a year after Lueger’s death when Beskiba self-published a tell-all book, “My Memories of Dr. Karl Lueger” which included facsimiles of highly personal and erotic love letters from "Handsome Karl", causing a bit of a scandal. She died, in poverty, in Vienna in 1934. At left is her portrait of Lueger as described in the book.