Madonna by Edvard Munch sold for £1,252,000

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Madonna by Edvard Munch sold for £1,252,000

On July 13, Bonhams sold a very rare Munch painting titled Madonna for £1,252,000 (around $1,930,000)

Madonna by Edward Munch

From the lot’s note

Edvard Munch (Norwegian, 1863-1944)
Madonna (Woll 39; Schiefler 33)
A very rare and early hand-coloured impression of the first state. Printed with excellent contrasts and clarity, before the reduction of the head of the foetus; reduced for later editions and before the additional shading on the Madonna’s right arm. Coloured in vivid red, yellow, blue, orange, green and white. Signed “E Munch” and dated 1895 in pencil lower right, on firm, cream wove paper, with margins; 600 x 440mm (23 5/8 x 15 3/4in)(I) 696 x 518mm (27 3/8 x 20 3/8in)(SH)

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