Mar 05, 2020 - Sale 2532

Sale 2532 - Lot 397

Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 5,000
Albert Kollmann.

Drypoint printed in dark brownish black, 1902. 210x160 mm; 8 3/8x6 1/4 inches, full margins. Signed in pencil, lower right, and signed by the printer in pencil, lower left. Printed by Otto Felsing, Berlin. A very good impression of this scarce drypoint.

We have found only 2 other impressions at auction in the past 30 years.

Kollmann (1837-1915), a German art collector and mystic, supported Munch's artwork and was portrayed by the artist multiple times throughout his career, once in a lithograph and twice in oil. This drypoint was likely used as a study for a double portrait of the sitter and the Danish writer Sten Drewsen, which is now in the Kunsthalle, Hamburg. Schiefler 159; Woll 181.