Sale: 435 / Art of the 19th Century, Nov. 25. 2016 in Munich Lot 124

 
124
Edvard Munch
Der Leichenwagen. Potsdamer Platz, 1902.
Etching
Estimate:
€ 5,000 / $ 5,650
Sold:
€ 5,000 / $ 5.649

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Der Leichenwagen. Potsdamer Platz. 1902.
Etching, drypoint and aquatint.
Schiefler 156 II (of II). Woll 178 III (of III). Signed. On firm creme wove paper. 23.7 x 29.6 cm (9.3 x 11.6 in). Sheet: 34,4 x 49,7 cm (13,5 x 19,6 in).
Titled in lower left by a hand other than that of the artist (truncated). Verso with partly erased inscriptions and numbers. Printed by Otto Felsing, Berlin. [CB].

Essay
In 1902 Munch used the motif of a hearse crossing the bustling Potsdam Square not only for this etching but also for two very similar paintings, of which one shows the motif in reverse impression. Both paintings are in possessin of the Munch Museum in Oslo today (cf. inv. no. Munch-museet M 736 and M 485).
124
Edvard Munch
Der Leichenwagen. Potsdamer Platz, 1902.
Etching
Estimate:
€ 5,000 / $ 5,650
Sold:
€ 5,000 / $ 5.649

(incl. 25% surcharge)