Intaglio print printed in black on heavy, greyish-white wove
Sheet: 451x351 mm Image: 266x191-193 mm
Signed, dated and annotated in pencil by the artist lower right: E Munch 95 Avant Lettre
"Avant lettre" = Trial Proof
Auctioned Monday December 11 2017 at 18:00
NOK 200,000–250,000 USD 24,300–30,300 EUR 20,600–25,700
LITERATURE: Pola Gauguin: Grafikeren Edvard Munch Tresnitt og raderinger (The graphic artist Edvard Munch Woodcuts and intaglio prints), Trondheim 1946.
Edvard Munch met the model, a young French girl, during winter 1894-95 in Paris and he used her as a model many times, ...
For Munch she represented womanhood in the highest degree. Young, buxom and almost animal-like in her femininity, but also practical and easy-going, like the common French woman is supposed to be. At the same time she was beautiful with her black hair and her white, shiny skin. P. 70.