Helene Julie Warburg, called Ellen (1877-1943), from the Warburg family of bankers in Hamburg, is depicted. The picture was commissioned by her parents Albert and Gerta Warburg. Ellen married the lawyer Edgar Burchard. The painting was prepared with a large pastel (see Edvard Munch in Schweizer Sammlungen, Basel 1985, no. 12).


  • Title: Portrait of Ellen Warburg
  • Creator: Edvard Munch
  • Creator Lifespan: 1863 – 1944
  • Creator Death Place: Oslo, Norway
  • Creator Birth Place: Løten, Norway
  • Date Created: 1905
  • Physical Dimensions: 180 x 100 cm
  • Type: painting
  • External Link: Kunsthaus Zürich, Online Collection
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Art Movement: Expressionism
  • Original title: Bildnis Ellen Warburg
  • Inventory number: 1462
  • Credit line: Kunsthaus Zürich, Donated by Alfred Rütschi, 1922

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