Two Human Beings, the Lonely Ones / Zwei Menschen, die Einsamen / Two people - The lonely ones

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Two Human Beings, the Lonely Ones / Zwei Menschen, die Einsamen / Two people - The lonely ones
39.3 x 55.2 cm
n/a
Woodcut printed in bluish grey and black, touched with grey wash on a large sheet of sturdy wove paper
1899
Print-Multiple
Woll's second state of eight before the split in the upper block above the woman's head and before the diagonal lines appeared in the printing of the sea
2007-03-27
114
$588,900[-7%]*
$785,200[-30%]*
$549,700 *
An extremely rare early printing of this important woodcut; Signed in pencil, inscribed 'Nil Holst Halvorsen. Velkommen op fra sygeleiet Edv. Munch/ Provetryk' (To Holst Halvorsen. Welcome up from your sickbed Edv. Munch/ Trial proof); Probably printed by Lasally circa 1906; A narrow border at the left and right un-inked (masked); With a deckle edge on three sides; In good condition apart from slight light-staining, a short (55mm) repaired tear in lower margin well away from image, two small skinned patches in upper margin associated with previous mounting