Olaf Lange

Die Sünde [The Sin]

circa 1910,

color etching 


Olaf Lange (Stavanger, Norway 1875-1965 Stavanger, Norway)

"Die Sünde" ["The Sin"], also known as "Salammbo"

circa 1910

color etching on wove paper

plate 27 x 25 cm (sheet 48 x 36 cm)

signed in pencil lower right: "Olaf Lange"

numbered in pencil lower left: "No 47"

condition: sheet slightly browned, minimally stained, and edges slightly bumped; verso along the upper edge of the sheet mounted under a mat.


Beautiful Art Nouveau color etching by the Norwegian artist Olaf Lange, who lived in Munich and Dachau from 1903 after studying at the Académie Julien in Paris and was strongly influenced by Max Klinger and Franz von Stuck. Lange, who only returned to Norway in 1943, exhibited in the Paris Salon as well as in the Munich Secession. In 1915, he received the Medal of Honor at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco for his etchings. The Stavanger Art Museum dedicated a large solo exhibition to him in 2018/19, in which, in addition to larger Art Nouveau paintings, above all his color etchings made between 1904 and 1912 were presented.


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