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

Edvard Munch-Two Human Beings, the Lonely Ones / Zwei Menschen, die Einsamen / Two people - The lonely ones-1899

Sell Through Rate: 100%

Artist:
Artwork:
Two Human Beings, the Lonely Ones / Zwei Menschen, die Einsamen / Two people - The lonely ones
Size:
39.3 x 55.2 cm
Edition Size :
n/a
Medium :
Woodcut printed in bluish grey and black, touched with grey wash on a large sheet of sturdy wove paper
Creation Year:
1899
Category :
Print-Multiple
Artwork Details :
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

Sotheby's London

Date:
2007-03-27
Lot Number :
114
Low Estimate :
$588,900[-7%]*
High Estimate :
$785,200[-30%]*
Hammer Price :
$549,700*
Notes :
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