Auction Monday December 11 2017 at 18:00
Munch, Edvard(1863-1944)
The Brooch. Eva Mudocci

Lithograph printed in black on medium heavy cream paper
Sheet: 690x580 mm Image: 610x470 mm
Signed in pencil lower right: Edvard Munch

Woll 244.

NOK 2,000,000–3,000,000USD 242,800–364,200EUR 205,800–308,800

Auctioned Monday December 11 2017 at 18:00

Hammer price NOK 2,400,000

LITERATURE: Gerd Woll: Edvard Munch – The complete graphic Works, Oslo 2012, 244.

Jens Thiis writes of Bella Edwards and Eva Mudocci (translated): “I became acquainted with them before Munch did, in Trondheim during a concert tour, when we had a little party for them in our home at Stavne. The brooch which Eva Mudocci is wearing is traditional Norwegian jewellery which I gave her on this occasion”. (Thiis 1933, p. 252, footnote). P. 221.

The British violinist Evangeline Muddock (1883-1953) took the stage name Eva Mudocci and performed often together with the Danish pianist Bella (Isabella) Edwards (1866-1954). They performed in several Norwegian towns in 1902, 1904, 1907 and 1909. Munch probably first met them in Paris in 1903. P. 219.