Lithograph printed in black on thin cream Japanpaper
Sheet: 645x465 mm Image: 510x365 mm
Signed in pencil lower right: E Munch
Auctioned Wednesday June 5 2013 at 20:00
LITERATURE: Gerd Woll: Edvard Munch Prints from 1896, exhibition catalogue The Munch Museum, Oslo 1996.
Gerd Woll: Edvard Munch ??? The complete graphic Works, Oslo 2012, cat.no. 66.
August Strindberg (1849-1912) was a Swedish poet and writer, and a close friend of Munch during his early years in Berlin and in Paris 1896. Munch painted a portrait of him in 1892 (Museum of Modern Art, Stockholm, Woll 301). Woll 2012, description at cat.no. 66, p. 94.
-???Munch made a surprisingly large number of graphic portraits of his Scandinavian author-friends in the course of 1896: August Strindberg, Sigbjørn Obstfelder; Hans Jæger, Gunnar Heiberg, Knut Hamsun and Helge Rode. Woll 1996, p. 20.