Auction Monday December 12 2016 at 14:00
Munch, Edvard(1863-1944)
Inger Barth

Lithograph printed in black on thin cream paper
Sheet: 754x998 mm Image: 590x600 mm
Signed in pencil lower right: Edv Munch

Printed by Nielsen. Annotated by the printer in pencil in the lower margin lower left: “No 18. 1921».

Woll 663.

NOK 100,000–150,000USD 12,000–17,500EUR 11,000–16,500

Auctioned Monday December 12 2016 at 14:00


LITERATURE: Gerd Woll: Edvard Munch – Complete Paintings, London 2009.
Gerd Woll: Edvard Munch – The complete graphic Works, Oslo 2012.

Inger Desederia (sic) Barth (1885-1950) was married to Dr. Peter Barth. Munch painted two full-length portraits of her in 1921 (RES, Woll 1399; private collection, Woll 1400). Woll 2012, p. 414.

Under 1399 Woll writes among other things:

The portrait was commissioned by the husband of Inger Barth, Dr Peter Barth, an old acquaintance of Munch’s. As usual, Munch executed two versions, see also 1400.

Munch also executed a lithographic portrait of her (Woll 663).

Inger Desideria Barth, née Jahn (1885-1950), married to chief physician Peter Barth. Woll 2009, p. 1300.