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)
The Urn

Lithograph printed in black on medium thin cream paper

Sheet: 500x294 mm Image: 458x260 mm
Unsigned
1896
Woll 67.

Auctioned Wednesday December 9 2015 at 15:00

Estimate
NOK 40,000–60,000

Hammer price NOK 40,000

LITERATURE: Magne Bruteig: Munch – Drawings, Oslo 2004.

In a drawing Munch has drawn a female gazing down into an urn, formed as a head of a male. It may be interpreted as her exploration of his mind.

Women were too much at the mercy of their emotions and urges, but could, by consciously cultivating their minds, attain a higher spiritual plane. … In a lithographic version, the woman rises from the urn, purified – we must assume – and liberated from the lecherous desires by which the women around the urn are possessed … . P. 91-92.