Auction Monday December 12 2016 at 14:00
Munch, Edvard(1863-1944)
Portrait of a model

Charcoal on thin cream paper
Sheet: 407x255-261 mm
Signed in pencil lower right: Edv Munch

Annotated on the back of the framing: "febr. 1984: Ifølge konservator J. Thurmann Moe sannsynlig tegnet 1912 ca. Blyanttegn. fra skissebok m. flere studier av "Mossepiken"/fru Onsager som også er modell for portrettmaleri." (Febr 1984: According to curator J. Thurmann Moe probably drawn around 1912. Drawn in pencil from the sketchbook with more studies of “the Girl from Moss”/Mrs. Onsager who also modelled for some portraitpaintings.).

NOK 300,000–400,000USD 35,000–47,000EUR 33,000–45,000

Auctioned Monday December 12 2016 at 14:00

Hammer price NOK 300,000

LITERATURE: Arne Eggum: Edvard Munch og hans modeller 1912-1943 (Edvard Munch and his models 1912-1943), Oslo 1988, cat. no. 31 with the title: «Portrettstudie» (Portrait-study), “kull? mål ukjent, privat eie” (charcoal? measurements unknown, private collection), illustrated p. 28.
Gerd Woll: Edvard Munch – Complete Paintings, London 2009.
Gerd Woll: Edvard Munch – The complete graphic Works, Oslo 2012.

The model is Ingeborg Marie Lassen Kaurin (1894-1972) who modelled for Edvard Munch in the years 1911 to 1915.

In 1915 she married Norwegian painter Søren Onsager, who also used her as a model. Munch depicted her in prints, cf. cat. nos. 402-06. (Cf. Eggum 1988). Woll 2012, p. 282 under cat. no. 393.