THE DEFINITIVE MUNCH CATALOG
EDVARD). SCHIEFLER, GUSTAV.
Verzeichnis des graphischen Werks Edvard Munchs bis 1906
FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL
WRAPPERS, ONE OF 400 COPIES, of the authoritative catalog of Munch's
graphic work. With two superb etchings and numerous in-text woodcut illustrations.
In 1902, “Gustav Schiefler saw
(Max) Linde's collection of prints, and was so impressed that a short
time later he decided to produce a complete catalogue of Munch's graphic
work. Several exhibitions and increased sales also led to interest from
art dealers keen to sell Munch's work, and in 1904 he signed a
three-year contract with Cassirer on the sole right to all sales of
graphic art in Germany. Although this contract caused Munch great
resentment and brought in little income, it can be seen as a clear sign
that he was now a graphic artist to be reckoned with. Schiefier's
catalogue came out in 1907, and instantly became the standard work on
Munch's graphic art - as it still is today.” –Gerd Woll, senior curator
at the Munch Museum
Berlin: Bruno Cassirer, 1907. Octavo, original wrappers. Spine slightly
toned, title and author’s name written on spine in neat hand. SCARCE.