Lithograph printed in black on medium thin cream wove
Sheet: 484x400 mm Image: 200x185 mm
Signed in pencil lower right: Edv. Munch
Auctioned Monday December 12 2016 at 14:00
NOK 100,000 USD 12,000 EUR 11,000
LITERATURE: Magne Bruteig: Munch – Drawings, Oslo 2004.
In this Self-portrait Edvard Munch is 63 years old. He seems to portray himself as an older man, lean, still handsome, but grumpy. The bone-structure under the skin of his face shows through. His skull becomes apparent, almost as a “memento mori”. The lithograph falls under one of Bruteig’s characterizations of Munch’s Self-portraits:
In most cases he is portraying his loneliness, vulnerability, angst. P. 122.