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 Brooch. Eva Mudocci

Lithograph printed in black on thin Japan paper

Sheet: 815x616 mm Image: 598x455 mm
Signed in pencil lower right: E Munch
1903
Woll 244.

Auctioned Wednesday December 9 2015 at 15:00

Estimate
NOK 1,500,000–2,000,000

Hammer price NOK 2,500,000

LITERATURE: Gerd Woll: Edvard Munch – The complete graphic Works, Oslo 2012, cat.no. 244.

Jens Thiis writes of Bella Edwards and Eva Mudocci (translated): “I became acquainted with them before Munch did, in Trondheim during a concert tour, when we had a little party for them in our home at Stavne. The brooch which Eva Mudocci is wearing is traditional Norwegian jewellery which I gave her on this occasion”. (Thiis 1933, p. 252, footnote). P. 221.

The British violinist Evangeline Muddock (1883-1953) took the stage name Eva Mudocci and performed often together with the Danish pianist Bella (Isabella) Edwards (1866-1954). They performed in several Norwegian towns in 1902, 1904, 1907 and 1909. Munch probably first met them in Paris in 1903. P. 219.