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Erdmute Esche (1903-1990) married Swiss C. J. Luchsinger in 1925; for the wedding, her father gave her a dining room piece of furniture by Henry van de Velde, which is now on loan from the Herbert Eugen Esche Foundation in the Villa Tobler. The Luchsinger couple lived in Küsnacht near Zurich; from 1945 her father stayed with them.
Study on the painting of children (inv. 1997/0013).

Details

  • Title: Portrait of a Girl (Erdmute Esche)
  • Creator: Edvard Munch
  • Creator Lifespan: 1863 – 1944
  • Creator Death Place: Oslo, Norway
  • Creator Birth Place: Løten, Norway
  • Date Created: 1905
  • Physical Dimensions: 41 x 32 cm
  • Type: painting
  • External Link: Kunsthaus Zürich, Online Collection
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Art Movement: Modern, Expressionism
  • Original title: Mädchenbild. Erdmute Esche
  • Inventory number: 1997/0012
  • Credit line: Kunsthaus Zürich, loan of the Herbert Eugen Esche Foundation, 1997

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