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Edvard Munch

Self-Portrait with Palette |《與調色板的自畫像》

Auction Closed

March 25, 08:05 PM GMT


4,500,000 - 6,500,000 GBP

Lot Details


Property from the Olsen Collection


Edvard Munch


1863 - 1944

Self-Portrait with Palette


oil on canvas


90 by 68cm., 35½ by 26¾in.

90 x 68公分, 35½ x 26¾英寸

Painted in 1926. 


Städtische Kunsthalle, Mannheim (acquired from the artist in 1926, inv. no. 647; deaccessioned on 28th August 1937)
Reichsministerium für Volksaufklärung und Propaganda, Berlin (transferred from the above in 1937, inv. no. 6080; titled Selbstbildnis)
Harald Holst Halvorsen, Oslo (acquired from the above in December 1938. Sold: Harald Holst Halvorsen i Wangs Kunsthandels lokale, Oslo, Edv. Munch tyske museumsmalerier, 23rd January 1939, lot 34 (titled Selvportrett med palett))
Thomas Olsen, Oslo (purchased at the above sale for NK 15.000)
Thence by descent to the present owner 

J. Thiis, Edvard Munch og hans samtid. Slekten, live tog kunsten. Geniet, Oslo, 1933, p. 318

J.H. Langaard, Edvard Munchs selvportretter, Oslo, 1947, no. 53, illustrated p. 119

P. Gauguin, Edvard Munch, Stockholm, 1947, illustrated p. 265

J.P. Hodin, Edvard Munch. Der Genius des Nordens, Stockholm, 1948, p. 121

E. Göpel, Edvard Munch. Selbstbildnisse und Dokumente, Munich, 1955, fig. 15, pp. 13 & 69

G. Jedlicka, 'Über einige Selbstbildnisse von Edvard Munch', in Wallraf-Richartz-Jahrbuch, Cologne, 1958, vol. 20, illustrated p. 247 (with incorrect provenance)

F. Roh, "Entartete" Kunst. Kunstbarbarei im Dritten Reich, Hannover, 1962, listed pp. 214 & 325

J.P. Hodin, Edvard Munch, London, 1977, no. 118, illustrated p. 150 (titled Self-Portrait in Ekely and with incorrect provenance)

G. Wirth, Verbotene Kunst 1933-1945, Stuttgart, 1987, p. 270

A. Eggum, Munch and Photography, New Haven & London, 1989, no. 287, illustrated in colour p. 173 (titled Self-Portrait with Brush and Palette and as dating from 1925)

A. Eggum (ed.), Briefwechsel Edvard Munch/Gustav Schiefler, Hamburg, 1990, vol. 2, no. 43, illustrated pp. 155-156

A. Bøe, Edvard Munch, Oslo, 1992, p. 60

U. Bischoff, Edvard Munch, Cologne, 1993, illustrated on the frontispiece (titled Self-Portrait at Ekely)

Munch und Deutschland (exhibition catalogue), Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich; Kunsthalle, Hamburg & Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 1994-95, illustrated p. 119

K. Bjørnstad, Edvard Munch. Die Geschichte seines Lebens, Frankfurt, 1995, illustrated fig. 13

Edvard Munch in Chemnitz (exhibition catalogue) Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Chemnitz, 1999-2000, illustrated p. 245

G. Woll, Edvard Munch, Complete Paintings, Catalogue Raisonné, London, 2008, vol. IV, no. 1579, illustrated in colour p. 1436