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 with a Cigar

Lithograph printed in black on heavy white paper

Sheet: 650x475 mm Image: 566x455 mm
Signed in pencil lower right: E Munch
1908-09
Woll 313.

Auctioned Wednesday December 9 2015 at 15:00

Estimate
NOK 300,000–350,000

Hammer price NOK 400,000

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.

In “Self-Portrait with a Cigar” … and “Self-Portrait with Hat I” …, we are struck by how much like drawings these portraits look. Forms and values are indicated with the supple, grainy lines and solid areas produced by a soft crayon – one of the special options offered by the technique of lithography. P. 43.