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  • Writer's pictureBen Samuel

Death In The Sickroom By Edvard Munch

“Illness, madness and death were the black angels that watched over my cradle and have since followed me through life,” - Edvard Munch (1863 - 1944)

Munch's sister Sophie died of tuberculosis in 1877 aged 15. The death had a profound effect on Munch and he returned to the motif many times throughout his life.

According to Munch his sisters last request was to sit in a chair “I so much want to live”, she said, “I think we have such good times together”

Paintings © Munchmuseet

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