Edvard Munch specialists. Norwegian Fine Art.

Finished
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)
Gorilla

Lithograph printed in black on heavy white paper
Sheet: 281x291-293 mm Image: 260x147 mm
Signed in pencil lower right: Edv. Munch

1908-09
Woll 322.

Auctioned Wednesday November 27 2019 at 18:00

Estimate
NOK 30,000–40,000 USD 3,200–4,300 EUR 2,900–3,900

Hammer price NOK 48,000

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

This lithograph has also been called “Ape” and “Mandrill” which would be more zoologically correct than “Gorilla”. The mandrill was formerly classified among the baboons, but has today its own order, Mandrillus. Mandrills are the world's largest monkeys. Mandrill is part of Cercopithecoidea family of apes, while Gorillas are the largest of the primates, of the Hominidae family. However, the motif is called “Gorilla” as was the denomination given by the artist himself.