Edvard Munch specialists. Norwegian Fine Art.

The Annual Norwegian Edvard Munch Sale 2018

Auction Wednesday December 12 2018 at 19:30

at our premises

Munch, Edvard (1863-1944)
Portrait of a Woman

Lithograph printed in black on medium thin cream paper
Sheet: 623x420-423 mm Image: 610x420-423 mm
Signed in pencil lower right: E Munch

Woll 407.

Auctioned Wednesday December 12 2018 at 19:30

NOK 60,000–80,000 USD 7,100–9,400 EUR 6,200–8,200

Hammer price NOK 64,000

LITERATURE: Gerd Woll: Edvard Munch - The complete graphic Works, Oslo 2012, cat.no. 407.

The model is probably Karen Borgen (Haugen) (1876-ca. 1960), mother of Solveig and Ingeborg Kaurin (cf. cat. no. 393). After her divorce from Kaurin in 1904 she took the name Borgen. Later she remarried and acquired the surname Haugen. Munch used her as a model for Alma Mater in the University Festival Hall decorations. P. 288.