Aug 8, 2016
May 18, 2006

Woman with Red Hair and Green Eyes (The Sin)

Woman with Red Hair and Green Eyes (The Sin)


Edvard Munch

(Norwegian, 1863–1944)

Color lithograph

Sheet: 77.7 x 49.2 cm (30 9/16 x 19 3/8 in.); Image: 69.8 x 40.2 cm (27 1/2 x 15 13/16 in.)

Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings Fund 1983.185

Catalogue raisonné: Schiefler 142


Did you know?

Edvard Munch often used red hair in his paintings, drawings, and prints as a symbol of sexuality.


The fatal women and embracing couples in Picasso’s art of the early 1900s exhibit striking affinities with the same themes in the prints of Norwegian symbolist Edvard Munch. Munch’s paintings and prints were widely circulated in Paris, shown at exhibitions, and available through dealers and fellow artists. Long hair as a key symbol of the fatal woman’s sexual allure is a recurrent theme in Munch’s art, as evident in this lithograph of 1900.

See also
PR - Lithograph
Type of artwork: 

Contact us

The information about this object, including provenance, may not be currently accurate. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

All images and data available through Open Access can be downloaded for free. For images not available through Open Access, a detail image, or any image with a color bar, request a digital file from Image Services.