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)
Inger Barth

Lithograph printed in black on thin cream paper
Sheet: 754x998 mm Image: 590x600 mm
Signed in pencil lower right: Edv Munch

Printed by Nielsen. Annotated by the printer in pencil in the lower margin lower left: “No 18. 1921».

Woll 663.

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 80,000

LITERATURE: Gerd Woll: Edvard Munch – Complete Paintings, London 2009.
Gerd Woll: Edvard Munch – The complete graphic Works, Oslo 2012.

Inger Desederia (sic) Barth (1885-1950) was married to Dr. Peter Barth. Munch painted two full-length portraits of her in 1921 (RES, Woll 1399; private collection, Woll 1400). Woll 2012, p. 414.

Under cat.no. 1399 Woll writes among other things:

The portrait was commissioned by the husband of Inger Barth, Dr Peter Barth, an old acquaintance of Munch’s. As usual, Munch executed two versions, see also cat.no. 1400.

Munch also executed a lithographic portrait of her (Woll 663).

Inger Desideria Barth, née Jahn (1885-1950), married to chief physician Peter Barth. Woll 2009, p. 1300.