Lot 12: EDVARD MUNCH | Madonna (W. 39; S. 33)
October 27, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Lithograph, 1895, Woll's first state (I/A/1) of seven, signed in pencil, dated '1896', with margins, on greyish-green card, printed by Lassally, framed
The print is in good condition apart from a two and a half inch tear at lower right. A smaller repaired tear, approximately 1/4 inch, in the right margin. A tiny abrasion in the hair to the upper left of the fetus head. The edges with small nicks and creases, particularly in the corners. A small spot of soiling in the upper right margin. (A very tiny scuff in image at center right.). The verso in good condition aside from a few skin spots in the outer margins from removal of old hinging. Minor soiling and offprint.
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William Weston Gallery, London
Acquired from the above on May 11, 2003
Dimensions: image: 600 by 442 mm 23 5/8 by 17 3/8 in