'C'est ainsi' tapestry, 1898
Wool on cotton
Made by the Norsk Aaklaede og Billedtepper
h. 113 1/3 in. (288 cm) - w. 88 1/2 in. (225 cm)
Signed GMUNTHE.inv / NABV XXVII and dated
PROVENANCE : Blomqvist Kunsthandel, Oslo, Norway, 17th October 2005 - Norwegian private collection (2005-2020) - Blomqvist Kunsthandel, Oslo, Norway, 4th June 2020, lot 1.
EXHIBITED : Presumably the Exhibition of Applied Arts at the Hirschwald Gallery, Berlin, 1899.
SIMILAR PIECES : The only other example of this design known to date is in the collection of the Nasjonalmuseet, Oslo (Inv. OK-05791).
LITERATURE : ‘Den norske Textilindustri paa Bergensudstillingen’, in Bergens Tidende, number 205, 1898, page 2 - Jan Kokkin, Gerhard Munthe : Norwegian Pioneer of Modernism, 2018, pages 12, 49 and 50.
LITERATURE : ‘Den norske Textilindustr