Lot 11: EDVARD MUNCH | Angst (Woll 63; Schiefler 61)
October 27, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Lithograph printed in red and black, 1896, signed in pencil, numbered 50, from the edition of 100 included in Ambroise Vollard's Album des Peintres-Graveurs, printed by Clot, on cream wove paper, framed
The print is in good condition, with margins. Three repaired tears at left edge, one extending 1.5 inches into the image at lower left, the other two in the margin. A small unrepaired tear in the upper margin at center. A tiny nick in the sheet at upper left between black and red ink. A few pale water stains and creases. One soft diagonal crease through the lower left part of the image. Faint mat-stain, and some small losses in the upper right corner and upper right margin. A few miniscule fox marks in the image. The verso with some skin spots at extreme edges. Lower left margin corner reinforced.
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Ex coll. Peter Morse, with his collector's stamp (Lugt 4320) on the verso. Peter Morse (1935-1993) was a 20th century art historian, well known for his catalogue raisonné of John Sloan's graphic works, published in 1969. Morse also wrote extensively on Hokusai and Jean Charlot, and published The Illustrated Barsch. He was an avid collector of Daumier and Japanese prints, and his impression of Rembrandt's The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist (Bartsch 93) hangs in the Snite Museum of Art. It is most likely that this is the first known print by Munch in Morse's collection.
Princeton, Princeton University Art Museum, Edvard Munch: Symbolism in Print, 2014
Dimensions: image: 412 by 385 mm 16 1/4 by 15 1/8 in