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The Annual Norwegian Edvard Munch Sale 2017

Auction Monday December 11 2017 at 18:00

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Viewing 6-11 December
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Munch, Edvard (1863-1944)
The Woman II

Intaglio print printed in black on heavy white wove
Sheet: 385-390x494-497 mm Image: 297x347 mm
Signed in pencil lower right: Edv. Munch

Woll 22 VIII D.

Auctioned Monday December 11 2017 at 18:00

NOK 800,000–1,000,000 USD 97,100–121,400 EUR 82,300–102,900

Hammer price NOK 800,000

LITERATURE: Arne Eggum: Edvard Munch Livsfrisen fra maleri til grafikk (Edvard Munch The Frieze of Life from Paintings to Graphic Art), Oslo 1990, 3. ed. 2000.
Gerd Woll: Edvard Munch - Complete Paintings, London 2009.

The three female figures are related to other women in other frieze of life motifs, for example, in "Separation" (Woll 344) and "Red and White" (Woll 463) ..., and can more or less be regarded as types or formulae in Munch's art. They evoke various aspects of woman and the cycle of youth, the mature woman and old age. Eggum, p. 97.