The Pretenders: Fratricide
Property from a Private Danish Collection
1863 - 1944
The Pretenders: Fratricide
black crayon on paper
39 by 43cm., 15⅜ by 17in.
Framed: 58.5 by 66cm., 23 by 26in.
Executed circa 1929.
This work is recorded in the archives of the Munch-Museet, Oslo.
Executed on buff wove paper, not laid down and attached to the mount in two places along the upper edge. The sheet is slightly time-stained and there is some light mount staining to the edges. The edges are slightly uneven. There is a loss to the lower right corner, two tears to the lower left corner (the largest of which is approx. 4cm), two to the centre of the left edge (the largest of which is 2.5cm), a little one to the centre of the upper edge and three to the lower edge (each approx. 1cm long); there are a few smaller nicks elsewhere to the edges. There are a few diagonal creases to the upper right corner and some further creases and handling marks to the edges. There is a small pin-sized hole towards the upper left corner and a further one towards the lower part of the right edge. There are a few spots of foxing in places. This work is in overall good condition.
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A.P. Nielsen, Norway (acquired from the artist)
Private Collection (by descent from the above)
Private Collection, Norway (acquired circa 2000)
Thence by descent to the present owner