The famous three-way relationship between Jappe Nilssen, Oda Lasson and Christian Krogh, is portrayed in literature. Edvard Munch made a drawing for his despairing friend, Jappe. This work is probably the first draft for the painting, Melancholy, which was painted in 1891.

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Munch: "- I do not paint what I see; rather I paint what I saw."