European & British Paintings Day Auction

European & British Paintings Day Auction

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Property from a Private Collection

Edvard Munch

River landscape

Auction Closed

July 4, 02:11 PM GMT


25,000 - 35,000 GBP

Lot Details


Property from a Private Collection 

Edvard Munch


1863 - 1944

River landscape

oil on paper laid down on board

Unframed: 14 by 18cm., 5¼ by 7in.

Framed: 36 by 39.5cm., 14 by 15½in.

Heinrich Knudsen

Thence by descent to his niece Mrs Rasch

Egil Offenberg

Sotheby's, 1967

Nils Erik Ström, Gothenburg, by 1973

Josef Kovar, Hamburg, by 1978

Hans Antonsson, by 1986

Sale: Christie's, Amsterdam, 3 December 2002, lot 208 (as Early morning river landscape)

Purchased at the above sale by the present owner

Gerd Woll, Edvard MunchComplete PaintingsCatalogue raisonné1898-1908, vol. I, London, 2009, p. 51, no. 7 (as Landscape with trees and water)

This early landscape is dated to 1880 when Munch, just seventeen, had given up his studies at the technical college and decided to become a painter, enrolling at the Royal School of Art and Design in Kristiania.