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Property from an Important Private Collection

Edvard Munch

Badescene fra Åsgårdstrand (Bathing Scene from Åsgårdstrand)

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May 17, 12:56 AM GMT


2,000,000 - 3,000,000 USD

Lot Details


Property from an Important Private Collection

Edvard Munch

1863 - 1944

Badescene fra Åsgårdstrand (Bathing Scene from Åsgårdstrand)

signed Edv. Munch and dated 1904 1936 (lower right)

oil on canvas

27 ⅜ by 39 ⅜ in. 69.5 by 100 cm. 

Executed in 1904 and 1936.

Rolf E. Stenersen, Oslo
The Municipality of Aker (Oslo), Norway (donated by the above in 1936 and until at least 1948)
Emil Bührle, Zurich (acquired by 1954)
Benno Griebert, Rome (acquired by 1968)
Wilhelm Reinold, Hamburg (acquired by 1969)
Private Collection (acquired by descent from the above)
Christie's, London, 27 February 2018, lot 57 (consigned by the above)
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner 
Gerd Woll, Edvard Munch, Complete Paintings, Catalogue Raisonné, vol. II, London, 2009, no. 594, p. 614, illustrated in color
Oslo, Kunstnernes Hus, Rolf Stenersens samling, 1936, no. 19, p. 6 (with inverted dimensions)
Stockholm, Kungliga Akademien, Edvard Munch utställning, 1937, no. 12
Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Edvard Munch, 1937, no. 16 (titled Strandleven. Aasgaardstrand)
Oslo, Kunstnernes Hus, Rolf Stenersens samling, 1948, no. 86
Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Edvard Munch, 1863-1944, 1954, no. 9 (titled Strand)
Munich, Haus der Kunst and Cologne, Wallraff-Richartz-Museum, Edvard Munch, 1954-55, no. 58, p. 28 (titled Strand and dated 1904)
Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Edvard Munch, 1965, no. 19, illustrated in color (titled Strand)
London, Marlborough Fine Art, Munch/Nolde, The Relationship of their Art: Oils, Watercolours, Drawings and Graphics, 1969, no. 12, p. 12 (titled On the Beach)
Oslo, Munch Museet, Rolf E. Stenersens gave til Oslo by-Akersamlingen, 1973-74, p. 199 and p. 260, illustrated
Hamburg, Kunsthalle, Edvard Munch...aus dem modernen Seelenleben, 2006, no. 274, p. 147, illustrated in color (titled Strand mit Badenden)
Basel, Fondation Beyeler and Künzelsau, Kunsthalle Würth, Edvard Munch: Signs of Modern Art, 2007, no. 133, pp. 172 and 273, illustrated (titled Beach with Bathers and dated 1930s(1904))
Paris, Pinacothèque de Paris and Rotterdam, Kunsthal, Edvard Munch ou 'l'Anti Cri', 2010-11, no. 97, illustrated in color (titled Scène de baignade à Åsgårdstrand)
Genova, Palazzo Ducale, Edvard Munch, 2013-14, pp. 94-95, illustrated in color (titled Scena di bagnanti a Åsgårdstrand)