Munch signature authentication

Signature Edvard Munch

Edvard Munch generally signed his masterpieces, photos and letters. His signature ranged from a monogram "EM" to spelling out his full name. Munch's most iconic signature is a partially shortened form, "E.Munch" or "Edv. Munch." The style of his first initial, "E" varied from cursive to print.

Signature Edvard Munch

The writing of his last name is more consistent, though he also fluctuated between cursive and print. Munch often included a date next to his signature, sometimes adding the full year and other times us the last two years.

Signature Edvard Munch

A signature enhances the value of a print and most artists signed their prints in pencil. These are two facts leading to signature forgeries. The signature is only a part of the authenticating process. Factors such as the size of the sheet, the type of paper, the appearance of watermarks and the quality of the impression all should also be evaluated.

Signature Edvard Munch
Vampire II. 1895-1902

An example of Munch's signature, in pencil from Vampire II. Signed 'Edv Munch' on the lower right. A lithograph and woodcut in colours.

Signature Edvard Munch
Todeskuss (Kiss of Death). 1899

From Todeskuss (Kiss of Death) (Sch. 119; W. 144). A lithograph, executed 1899, on cream wove, signed in pencil.

Signature Edvard Munch
Madonna. 1902

Example from the lithograph "Madonna". Signed 'Edv Munch" in pencil 'on the lower right. Executed in 1902.

Signature Edvard Munch
Violin Concert (Sch. 211; W. 243). 1903

Violin Concert (Sch. 211; W. 243). A lithograph, 1903, on Japon, Signed in pencil.

Signature Edvard Munch
Kopf bei Kopf (Head to Head). 1914

Kopf bei Kopf (Head to Head). A woodcut on wove paper, signed in pencil.

Signature Edvard Munch
MADONNA Executed in 1895 

"Madonna", an oil on canvas signed 'E. Munch' in the upper right. Executed in 1895.

Signature Edvard Munch
Døden og barnet (Death and the Child). 1899

"Døden og barnet" a pencil on paper. Inscribed 'En figur høirød, andet sort grat' (upper right). Bearing the inscription 'Originalstudie av Edv Munch "Morens død 1899. Bremen'

Signature Edvard Munch
Robat pa sjøen. 1904

"Robat pa sjøen". Painted in 1904. Oil on Canvas and signed with the initials 'E Munch EM' on the lower left.

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