Lithograph printed in black on medium heavy cream paper
Sheet: 220-222x344 mm Image: 170x235 mm
Signed in pencil lower right: E Munch
Jens Thiis and his daughter Ragna Thiis Stang.
Auctioned Wednesday November 27 2019 at 18:00
NOK 40,000–60,000 USD 4,300–6,500 EUR 3,900–5,800
LITERATURE: Gerd Woll: Edvard Munch – The complete graphic Works, Oslo 2012.
From 1908-09 the first lithographs of lions emerge in Munch’s oeuvre, and right up to 1920 he has drawn this wild animal, which conveys its mighty force and strength. See also Woll cat.nos. 325, 525, 526, 569, 577, 589, 593, 594 and 656.
The last lithograph (656) was made after a visit to the Zoological Garden in Berlin in 1920, the first time Munch travelled to the city after the war. Woll under cat.no. 656, p. 409.