The Scream

Edvard Munch

This rare lithograph of Munch’s most famous image is one of only two versions that Munch hand-coloured. Munch first painted The Scream in 1893 and the image was part of his series The Frieze of Life. The print was made in Berlin where Munch lived for a number of years. The title and an accompanying text are reproduced below the image in German: ‘Ich fühlte das grosse Geschreidurch die Natur’ (I heard a great scream pass through nature).

Courtesy the Gundersen Collection