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Identification and Creation
Object Number
M20285
People
Edvard Munch, Norwegian (Loiten, Norway 1863 - 1944 Ekely, Norway)
Title
Man's Head in Woman's Hair
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: The Mirror
Original Language Title: Mannshode i kvinnehår
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1896
Culture
Norwegian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/253114
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Woodcut, laid down on gray-brown cardboard and colored overall with black and red watercolor and red gouache
Technique
Woodcut
Dimensions
design: 63 x 61 cm (24 13/16 x 24 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: along top edge of the mounting sheet, as if lettering for the poster, black watercolor: SPEILET ˑ ANDEN DEL, 1897
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
State
i/iii
Standard Reference Number
Woll 89a, Schiefler 80a
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Purchase through the generosity of Lynn and Philip A. Straus, Class of 1937
Copyright
© The Munch Museum / The Munch-Ellingsen Group / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Object Number
M20285
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
The area of the heads has been cut out of the sheet on which the woodcut was printed and has been mounted on a backing, the same dark brown paper onto which Munch mounted impressions of his other woodcuts and lithographs for exhibition as a series, "The Mirror." In this case, a rough rectangle has been painted in red ('vermillion' and 'lake') behind the collage element, and a title written above, as a mockup of a poster for the exhibition. The collection also holds an impression of the poster (M21549).
Exhibition History

Touchstone: 200 Years of Artists' Lithographs, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 08/15/1998 - 11/01/1998; University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, 07/17/1999 - 09/26/1999; Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, 09/30/1999 - 12/10/2000; William Hayes Ackland Memorial Art Museum, Chapel Hill, 02/04/2001 - 05/13/2001

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