Lithograph printed in black on medium thin Japan paper
Sheet: 273x627 mm Image: 222x455 mm
Signed in pencil lower right: E Munch
Auctioned Monday December 12 2016 at 14:00
NOK 80,000 USD 9,500 EUR 8,900
LITERATURE: Gerd Woll: Edvard Munch – The complete graphic Works, Oslo 2012.
Some impressions printed on the same sheet as cat. no. 314 (Pernille Kirkeby I), which was on the same stone.
Edition of 15 impressions on Japan paper and ca. 60 on heavy white wove, according to exh. cat. Blomqvist 1917. P. 269.
The lithograph “In Court” or “Before the Judge” was made as an illustration for Munch’s drafted play: “The City of Free Love”.
Cf. exh. cat. Munch-museet 1981, where Munch’s drafted play “The City of Free Love” was published in extenso. P. 269.
Impression with extensive inscription in pencil (translated):
“In court. Oh my dear judge, bohemians and pigs, what have I done? I’ll tell you – I shit on a turd. The judge. A virtuous fanfare, a slight oversight, a hellish commodity. Your act was black. Take him away”. (331-5). P. 269.