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A drawing by Adolf Hitler has gone on sale at an auction in Slovakia.

The artwork in Indian ink is entitled 'Vienna Cathedral' and was painted in 1910 when the future Nazi leader was just 21, and struggling as a budding artist in the Austrian capital.

In September 1907, he had gone to Vienna to apply for a place at the city’s prestigious Academy of Fine Arts, only to be turned down. Instead he eked a living painting postcards and selling them on street corners.

It was during his Viennese years that the future Führer became embittered against Jews and other races.

The piece, now up for auction at a starting price of 1,350 GBP (1,650 EUR), has the Nazi leader’s signature in the bottom right hand corner.

It is being sold by a gallery in Nizhny Hrusov, a village in eastern Slovakia, which has included the piece in an online auction alongside pieces by Andy Warhol.

As a young boy Hitler had shown natural talent for drawing. His gift for drawing had also been recognised by his high school instructors. But things had gone poorly for him in high school where he was a lazy and uncooperative student, who essentially flunked out.

To escape the reality of that failure and avoid the dreaded reality of a workaday existence, Hitler put all his hopes in the dream of achieving greatness as an artist.

He took the two-day entrance exam for the Vienna academy's school of painting. Confident and self assured, he awaited the result, but his test drawings were judged unsatisfactory, and he was not admitted.

Hitler was badly shaken by this rejection. He went back to the academy to get an explanation and was told his drawings showed a lack of talent for artistic painting, notably a lack of appreciation of the human form. He was told, however, that he had some ability for the field of architecture.

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