Sale: 490 / Art of the 19th Century, Nov. 22. 2019 in Munich Lot 45

Edvard Munch
Fiolinkonserten (Geigenkonzert), 1903.
Post auction sale: € 11,000 / $ 12,100
Lot description
Fiolinkonserten (Geigenkonzert). 1903.
Woll 243 I (of VI). Schiefler 211 I (of II). Signed and dedicated "an mein Freund Hardt" in lower right. On creme wove paper. 48.3 x 63.1 cm (19 x 24.8 in) , size of sheet.
Printed by Lassally, Berlin. Please note the condition report.
Very rare first state of the motif with an autographed dedication (source: artprice, as of April 9, 2019) .
We are grateful to Mrs. Dr. Ute Kuhlemann-Falck, Munch Museum Oslo, for her kind expert advice.

PROVENANCE: Collection Ernst Hardt (1876-1947), Weimar (according to the dedication obtained as present from the artist).
Collection Polyxena Hardt (neé von Hösslin, 1872-1960), Weimar (wife of aforementioned, presumably obtained as present from aforementioned).
Private collection Southern Germany (inherited from aforementioned).

This work is inscribed with a dedication from Munch to the theater director Ernst Hardt who was a close friend of the artist and presumably also his neighbor in Weimar. Our motif shows the opening of a concert of the British violinist Evangeline Muddock (1883-1953) - knwon by her stage name Eva Mudocci - and the Danish pianist Bella Edvards (1866-1954). The two musicians regularly played shows together between 1902 and 1909, Munch presumably became acquainted with them in Paris in 1903. It was upon this very encounter that Munch made the iconic portrait of Eva Mudocci, which is also kown by the titles "Die Brosche" or "Madonna" (cf. Woll 244). [FS]

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