Auction Thursday December 12 2013 at 15:00
Munch, Edvard(1863-1944)
August Strindberg

Lithograph printed in black on thin cream Japanpaper

Sheet: 645x465 mm Image: 510x365 mm
Signed in pencil lower right: E Munch
Woll 66.

NOK 100,000–150,000

Auctioned Thursday December 12 2013 at 15:00

Hammer price NOK 180,000

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, 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 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.