Edvard Munch specialists. Norwegian Fine Art.

Finished
The Annual Norwegian Edvard Munch Sale 2015

Auction Wednesday December 9 2015 at 15:00

Munch, Edvard (1863-1944)
Self-Portrait

Lithograph printed in black on medium thin greyish-white China paper, mounted on cardboard

Sheet: 457-459x318-323 mm Image: 457-459x318-323 mm
Signed in pencil lower right: E. Munch
1895
Woll 37 II.

Auctioned Wednesday December 9 2015 at 15:00

Estimate
NOK 400,000–600,000

Hammer price NOK 660,000

LITERATURE: Sidsel Helliesen: “Technical aspects of Munch’s prints and drawings», Edvard Munch Works on Paper, exhibition catalogue Munch Museum 2.11.2013-02.03.2014, Oslo 2013, p. 32-57.

Munch began his career as a printmaker with intaglio printing but it was not long before he started on lithography. One of his first works using this technique is a self-portrait …, which, because of its graphic qualities and visual expressiveness, has achieved iconic status not only within Munch’s rich print oeuvre but also among his many self-portraits. P. 42.