Intaglio print printed in brown toned black on heavy cream wove
Sheet: 258x348 mm Image: 91x126 mm
Signed in pencil lower right: Edv. Munch
Printer's signature in pencil lower left: O Felsing Berlin gdr.
Auctioned Monday December 11 2017 at 18:00
NOK 40,000–60,000 USD 4,900–7,300 EUR 4,100–6,200
LITERATURE: eMunch, Edvard Munch's writings, emunch.no.
Edvard Munch was obviously a well-known figure in Café Bauer in Berlin. It was situated at Berlin's most famous street, Unter den Linden. Here he would be able to collect money sent to him. In a letter to his aunt Karen Bjølstad, dated 08. 1902, he says among other things:
I will be traveling to Berlin on Wednesday to collect some Paintings for an Exhibition in Copenhagen - I will have to travel immediately, so I cannot ... wait for some Money due to me from Bergen, so I (must) ask you to send me by telegraph ... 60 kroners. Address: Cafe Bauer." The Munch Museum, MM N 851.