Auction Wednesday November 27 2019 at 18:00
Munch, Edvard(1863-1944)
The Brooch. Eva Mudocci

Lithograph printed in brownish-black on beige paper
Sheet: 743-746x610-613 mm Image: 600x460 mm
Signed in pencil lower right: E Munch

Woll 244 I 1).


Walther Halvorsen, Hartvig Halvorsen's brother. 2 cards with envelopes sent from Edvard Munch to Mr. Stud Theol Hartvig Halvorsen concerning the lithograph, exist.

NOK 1,500,000USD 162,000EUR 146,000

Auctioned Wednesday November 27 2019 at 18:00

Hammer price NOK 2,200,000

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

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.