Lithograph printed in black on medium heavy cream paper
Sheet: 620x225 mm Image: 430x150 mm
Signed in pencil lower right: Edv. Munch
Auctioned Monday December 11 2017 at 18:00
NOK 60,000–80,000 USD 7,300–9,700 EUR 6,200–8,200
LITERATURE: Gerd Woll: Edvard Munch - Complete Paintings, London 2009.
Gerd Woll: Edvard Munch – The complete graphic Works, Oslo 2012.
Pernille (Anne Lise) Kirkeby (1907-1976), was the daughter of Anker Kirkeby, editor of "Politiken", a leading Danish newspaper. There are two paintings of her, both of them dated to 1909 (private collections, Woll 827 and 828).Cf. cat. no. 315. Woll 2012, p. 252.
Munch painted two portraits of little Pernille Kirkeby while he was at the clinic in Copenhagen and let her parents choose the version they preferred (letter Kirkeby/Munch March 20, 1910). He also executed two corresponding lithographs of her (Woll 314 and 315). Woll 2009, p. 857.