Girl with Doll. Erdmute Esche with Polar Bear and Doll

Edvard Munch1905

Kunsthaus Zürich

Kunsthaus Zürich
Zurich, Switzerland

The painting was not part of Esche's commission to Munch of their family portraits, but after it had been sent to Weimar together with the paintings to be framed, Hanni Escher wrote to the painter that she had an immodest request: whether he would not exchange the smaller portrait of her husband for this one, which they liked so much? Munch immediately agreed.


  • Title: Girl with Doll. Erdmute Esche with Polar Bear and Doll
  • Creator: Edvard Munch
  • Creator Lifespan: 1863 – 1944
  • Creator Death Place: Oslo, Norway
  • Creator Birth Place: Løten, Norway
  • Date Created: 1905
  • Physical Dimensions: 76 x 68 cm
  • Type: painting
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Art Movement: Modern, Expressionism
  • Original title: Mädchen mit Puppe. Erdmute Esche mit Eisbär und Puppe
  • Inventory number: D.2022/0019
  • Credit line: Kunsthaus Zürich, Loan of the Herbert Eugen Esche Foundation, 2022

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