Lithograph printed in black on heavy white paper
Sheet: 281x291-293 mm Image: 260x147 mm
Signed in pencil lower right: Edv. Munch
Auctioned Wednesday November 27 2019 at 18:00
NOK 30,000–40,000 USD 3,200–4,300 EUR 2,900–3,900
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.