EDVARD MUNCH (1863-1944)
EDVARD MUNCH (1863-1944)
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EDVARD MUNCH (1863-1944)

Stående kvinne med hatt (Lali Horstmann)

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EDVARD MUNCH (1863-1944)
Stående kvinne med hatt (Lali Horstmann)
signed, dated and inscribed 'Edv. Munch Sköien 28-9-1921' (lower right)
watercolour, charcoal and crayon on paper
29 x 21 ½ in. (73.8 x 54.4 cm.)
Executed on 28 September 1921
Provenance
Freddy & Lali Horstmann, by whom acquired directly from the artist in 1921.
Wilhelm Henrich, Frankfurt, by 1970.
Acquired from the above by Ewald Rathke, Frankfurt.
Acquired from the above in 1971, and thence by descent to the present owner.
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Lot Essay

Lali Horstmann (1898–1954) was a German heiress and prominent collector. The descendant of a distinguished banking family, the von Schwabachs, she was married to Freddy (1879–1947), a diplomat and owner of the General Anzeiger, a Frankfurt newspaper. Their grand house in the centre of Berlin was decorated with tapestries, exquisite china, and their art collection, which spanned from the Old Masters to contemporary artists, from Tiepolo to Munch. Because of Freddy’s profession, the couple lived in the United States, Portugal and Belgium, and were stationed in Christiania, modern-day Oslo, at the time this portrait was executed. Following Hitler’s rise to power, Freddy resigned from the country’s Diplomatic Service. The couple then moved to their country estate in Kerzendorf, a village outside Berlin. After the end of the war, Lali left the country in 1949, and spent the rest of her life between London and New York.

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