Auction Wednesday November 27 2019 at 18:00
Munch, Edvard(1863-1944)
The Lion Tamer

Lithograph printed in black on medium thin Japan paper
Sheet: 581-584x800 mm Image: 500x668 mm
Signed in pencil lower right: Edvard Munch

Woll 598 A.

NOK 100,000–150,000USD 10,800–16,200EUR 9,700–14,600

Auctioned Wednesday November 27 2019 at 18:00

Hammer price NOK 175,000

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

Munch made lithograph of the tiger- and lion tamer Sawade both with a tiger and a lion. See Woll cat.nos. 597 and 598. In both cases the artist also had impressions made from the same stones where either the animal or the tamer were masked out, versions A) to D). In this case both the lion and the liontamer is in the picture, 598 A: The entire subject, with both the tamer and the lion's head.

Sawade probably performed, as Woll says, at the Hagenbeck circus during their stay in Oslo. Woll under 597 and 598, p. 380.