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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MARY CROSS

Edvard Munch
WOMAN (DAS WEIB) (W. 147; S. 122)
Estimate
60,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 85,000 USD
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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MARY CROSS

Edvard Munch
WOMAN (DAS WEIB) (W. 147; S. 122)
Estimate
60,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 85,000 USD
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Edvard Munch
1863 - 1944
WOMAN (DAS WEIB) (W. 147; S. 122)
Lithograph, 1899, Woll's II of III, on heavy buff wove paper, printed by Petersen & Waitz, framed
image: 463 by 597 mm 18 1/4 by 23 1/2 in
sheet: 504 by 651 mm
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Catalogue Note

A duplicate from the Munch-Museet, and with a 1968 stamp on the verso. Also stamped on the verso, Frau Edvward Munchs / testamentariske gave / OSLO KOMMUNE.

She is the woman who dreams – the woman who enjoys life – and the woman as nun – who stands as a pale figure behind the trees. 

Edvard Munch

In this provocative image, Munch again uses the monochrome to present a generalization and symbolism of a subject which has roots in classical mythology, Christian iconography and in several literary works. Rather than depict the three different ages or phases of a woman’s life, instead he is aiming at different roles, psychological and otherwise, that a woman could assume. The figure on the left is presumably a nun, blending almost entirely into the background;  the woman in the middle represents sexuality, fecundity and sheer enjoyment of life and her surroundings; the figure on the right is spiritual and contemplative, set against a light background.

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