VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 17.5% on the buyer's premium.
Rolf Hansen, Oslo.
Rolf E. Stenersen, Oslo, by 1934.
Private collection, Switzerland, by 1954.
Galerie Beyeler, Basel.
Acquired from the above by the family of the present owner in 1954, and thence by descent.
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE SWISS COLLECTION
A. Eggum, Der Linde-Fries. Edvard Munch und sein erster deutscher Mäzen, Dr. Max Linde, Lubeck, 1982, p. 23 (dated '1927').
G. Woll, Edvard Munch, Complete Paintings, catalogue raisonné, 1921-1944, vol. IV, London, 2009, no. 1634 (illustrated p. 1475; catalogued as dated '1929').
Oslo, Kunstforening, Rolf Stenersens samling, May 1934.
Oslo, Kunstnernes Hus, Rolf Stenersens samling, April - May 1936, no. 36.
Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Edvard Munch, May - June 1937, no. 5 (titled 'Kindern in een Sprokjesbosch').
Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Edvard Munch, June - July 1954, no. 5 (illustrated on the cover titled 'Kinder in Märchenwald' and dated '1929').
Winterthur, Kunstmuseum, Edvard Munch, August - September 1954, no. 23.
Basel, Kunsthalle, Basler Privatbesitz, July - September 1957, no. 231 (dated '1929').
Bern, Kunstmuseum, Edvard Munch, October - November 1958, no. 85 (illustrated).
Basel, Kunstmuseum, Edvard Munch, Sein Werk in Schweizer Sammlungen, June - September 1985, no. 28 (illustrated p. 59, dated '1929').