Käthe Kollwitz, ‘Betendes Mädchen’, 1892-published in 1931, Print, Etching with drypoint and aquatint printed in brown/black ink on wove paper, Skinner
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Käthe Kollwitz

Betendes Mädchen, 1892-published in 1931

Etching with drypoint and aquatint printed in brown/black ink on wove paper
7 3/4 × 6 in
19.7 × 15.2 cm
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Skinner

German

Unmatted, unframed.

Probably from the third state, published in 1931 (Knesebeck, 14 III). …

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Käthe Kollwitz
German, 1867–1945
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Considered one of Germany’s most important early 20th-century artists, Käthe Kollwitz captured the hardships suffered by the working class in drawings, paintings, and prints. Themes of war and poverty dominate Kollwitz’s oeuvre, with images of women grieving dead children a particularly important and recurring theme—an experience that Kollwitz suffered herself when her son died in WWI, influencing her decision to become a Socialist. Kollwitz’s unflinching exploration of human suffering amounted to a searing indictment of social conditions in Germany. In 1936, the Nazis declared Kollwitz’s art “degenerate” and her artworks were removed from museums.

Käthe Kollwitz, ‘Betendes Mädchen’, 1892-published in 1931, Print, Etching with drypoint and aquatint printed in brown/black ink on wove paper, Skinner
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German

Unmatted, unframed.

Probably from the third state, published in 1931 (Knesebeck, 14 III). Signed "Kollwitz" in pencil l.r. identified in text within the plate.

Condition: Unobtrusive toning and light-staining, old hinges and tape along upper edge on verso.

Items may have wear and tear, imperfections, …

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Käthe Kollwitz
German, 1867–1945
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Considered one of Germany’s most important early 20th-century artists, Käthe Kollwitz captured the hardships suffered by the working class in drawings, paintings, and prints. Themes of war and poverty dominate Kollwitz’s oeuvre, with images of women grieving dead children a particularly important and recurring theme—an experience that Kollwitz suffered herself when her son died in WWI, influencing her decision to become a Socialist. Kollwitz’s unflinching exploration of human suffering amounted to a searing indictment of social conditions in Germany. In 1936, the Nazis declared Kollwitz’s art “degenerate” and her artworks were removed from museums.

Käthe Kollwitz

Betendes Mädchen, 1892-published in 1931

Etching with drypoint and aquatint printed in brown/black ink on wove paper
7 3/4 × 6 in
19.7 × 15.2 cm
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