Edvard Munch specialists. Norwegian Fine Art.

The Annual Norwegian Edvard Munch Sale 2019

Auction Wednesday November 27 2019 at 18:00

Strangersalen, Gamle Logen

Viewing 09 - 17 November.

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.

Auctioned Wednesday November 27 2019 at 18:00

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

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 cat.no. 597 and 598, p. 380.