Intaglio print printed in black on medium thin cream wove
Sheet: 323x252 mm Image: 87x60 mm
Signed in pencil lower right: E Munch
Annotated by the artist in pencil lower right: "Egenhændig tryk" ("Print by my own hand").
Auctioned Thursday December 12 2013 at 15:00
LITERATURE: Gerd Woll: Edvard Munch ??? The complete graphic Works, Oslo 2012, cat.no. 554.
Hieronymus Heyerdahl (1867-1959), was a Norwegian lawyer and local politician. He was a member of the Oslo (Kristiania) City Council in 1911-19 and 1923-25. From 1912-14 he was mayor of the city, and his experience of the anniversary celebration in 1914 led him to devote munch (Sic.!) time and energy towards getting Oslo a representative City Hall. Munch painted his portrait for the Gallery of Mayors in the Oslo City Hall (Woll 1258), and two similar portraits (???Woll 1259 og ???Woll 1257). He also made two lithographic portraits (cat.nos. 599 and 600). P. 363.