Kunstmuseum Bern, Edvard Munch 1863-1944, 1958, no. 81
Vienna, Akademie der Bildende Künste, Edvard Munch 1863-1944, Wiener Festwochen, 1959, no. 59
Kiel, Germany, Kunsthalle zu Kiel der Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Edvard Munch, Gemälde und Zeichnungen aus einer norwegischen Privatsammlung, 1979, no. 27, illustrated in color in the catalogue
Ulrich Bischoff, "Die Rolle Edvard Munchs beim Einzug der Moderne in die deutschen Museen – Anmerkungen zu acht Bildern au seiner norwegischen Privatsammlung" in Bruckmanns Pantheon, Munich, 1985, illustrated p. 129
Peter-Klaus Schuster, ed., Die 'Kunstadt' München 1937, Nationalsozialismus und 'Entartete Kunst,' Munich, 1988, illustrated on exhibition at the Neue Pinakothek, Munich, p. 290
Ulrich Bischoff, Edvard Munch, Cologne, 1993, illustrated p. 82
Ulrich Bischoff, "Munchs Einzug in die deutschen Museen bis 1937" in Munch und Deutschland (exhibition catalogue), Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich; Hamburger Kunthalle, Hamburg & Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 1994-95, p. 114
Edvard Munch, Og Hans Modeller, 1912-1943 (exhibition catalogue), Munch-Museet, Oslo, 1988-89, no. 350, illustrated p. 145
Gerd Woll, Edvard Munch, Complete Paintings, Catalogue Raisonné, 1921-1944, London, 2009, vol. IV, no. 1506, illustrated in color p. 1380
The present work was deaccessioned as degenerate art in 1937 from the Neue Pinakothek, Munich. Desperate to save his pictures, Munch consulted Thomas Olsen whose role as patron and neighbor in Hvitsten was now extended to help in financing the homecoming of many of the deaccessioned pictures. Thomas Olsen purchased the present work at auction from Harald Holst Halvorsens Kunsthandel in 1939 thus safeguarding its place in history. Soon after Thomas purchased the present work at auction, Norway was invaded by the Axis powers in April 1940. Olsen rapidly transported his Munch paintings to safety at Sandbu, the family mountain farm, near the village of Vaagaa. Among these paintings were Munch’s iconic masterpiece The Scream which made history at Sotheby’s in May 2012 when it sold for $119,922,500 marking a new world record for any work of art at auction.
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