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)
Dr. Max Asch

Intaglio print printed in black on heavy beige wove

Sheet: 478x344 mm Image: 247x172 mm
Unsigned
1895
Woll 25 b) III.
Printed by Angerer
Meier-Graefe portfolio.

Auctioned Wednesday December 9 2015 at 15:00

Estimate
NOK 20,000

Hammer price NOK 32,000

LITERATURE: Gerd Woll: Edvard Munch 1895 first year as a graphic artist, exhibition catalogue Munch Museum 1995.

A.J. Meier-Graefe writes among other things about this portrait made by Edvard Munch:

It is a very good thing that he now demonstrates his technical ability, ant that he has painted a portrait. It really is a portrait, we can guarantee the resemblance to the model. The model – by pure coincidence – combined the gift of being able to interest the artist with his benevolent, self-sacrificing consent to sit for him. These two found each other, and the result is this head: every line is just as nature designed it – indisputable, sure, direct. These thoroughbred features could not have found a better artist! P. 37.