Edvard Munch specialists. Norwegian Fine Art.

Finished
The Annual Norwegian Edvard Munch Sale 2016

Auction Monday December 12 2016 at 14:00

Hotell Continental

Munch, Edvard (1863-1944)
Dr. Max Asch

Intaglio print printed in black on heavy cream wove
Sheet: 395-398x275-276 mm Image: 250x176 mm
Unsigned

1895
Woll 25 III b.

Printed by Angerer. From the Meier-Graefe portfolio. Of the 55 impressions which were not signed.

Auctioned Monday December 12 2016 at 14:00

Estimate
NOK 25,000–30,000 USD 2,900–3,500 EUR 2,800–3,300

Hammer price NOK 25,000

LITERATURE: Gerd Woll: Edvard Munch 1895 first year as a graphic artist, exhibition catalogue Munch Museum 1995.

A.J. Meier-Graefe writes among other things about this portrait made by Edvard Munch:

It is a very good thing that he now demonstrates his technical ability, and that he has painted a portrait. It really is a portrait, we can guarantee the resemblance to the model. The model – by pure coincidence – combined the gift of being able to interest the artist with his benevolent, self-sacrificing consent to sit for him. These two found each other, and the result is this head: every line is just as nature designed it – indisputable, sure, direct. These thoroughbred features could not have found a better artist! P. 37.