Edvard Munch, ‘Young Woman on the Beach. The Lonely One (Sch. 42; W. 49)’, 1896, Sotheby's

Property from the Collection of Catherine Woodard and Nelson Blitz, Jr.

Signed in pencil and inscribed '3te Druck', an extremely fine, strong impression of this very important and rare print, Woll's fifth variant (of seven), on Arches laid paper, probably printed by A. Porcaboeuf at Atelier A. Salmon, Paris, framed.

plate: 289 by 219 mm 11 3/8 by 8 5/8 in
sheet: 390 by 298 15 3/8 by 11 3/4 in

From the Catalogue:
There are very few known impressions of this evocative print. Woll has located twelve, each printed in varying colors and intensity of inking. Of these twelve impressions, most are located in public collections.

This impression illustrated in Woll.
—Courtesy of Sotheby’s

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