Edvard Munch, ‘Hagen om Natten (The Garden at Night)’, 1902, John Szoke

Etching and aquatint with drypoint printed in brown ink on Van Gelder Zonen laid paper
From the 1906 Linde portfolio, edition of 13
Printed by Otto Felsing, Berlin, 1906
Signed by the artist in pencil, lower right
Signed by the printer in pencil, lower left
Inscribed "S189" in pencil, bottom left
Inscribed "No 100" in pencil, upper left verso
Stamped "14" in blue ink, upper right verso
Image: 17 1/4 x 23 7/8 inches
Sheet: 22 3/4 x 31 inches
Framed: 32 15/16 x 38 5/8 inches

Signature: Signed by the artist in pencil, lower right Signed by the printer in pencil, lower left

(Woll 221) (Schieffler 189)

About Edvard Munch

A recognized forerunner of Expressionism, Norwegian painter and printmaker Edvard Munch is renowned for his representations of emotion. Associated with the international development of Symbolism, Munch experimented with many different themes, palettes, and styles of drawing. Though stylistically influenced by Paul Gauguin and the Nabis, Munch’s subjects are drawn from his Scandinavian roots and his own tortured psyche. His most famous painting, The Scream (1893), illustrates a tormented cry translated into waves of color that resonate across the landscape. Though based on Munch’s own experience, The Scream has become an instantly recognizable symbol of anxiety and alienation. Often reworking his paintings into etchings and lithographs, Munch was also one of the major graphic artists of the 20th century—he took an experimental approach to printmaking and contributed to the revival of the woodcut.

Norwegian, 1863-1944, Løten, Norway, based in Oslo, Norway