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    Sale 7601

    Impressionist and Modern Works on Paper

    25 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 331

    Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945)


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    Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945)
    signed with the monogram 'K' (lower right)
    charcoal, pencil and white chalk on paper
    23 1/8 x 17¼ in. (58.9 x 43.9 cm.)
    Executed circa 1905

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    The Käthe-Kollwitz-Museum, Berlin has confirmed the authenticity of this work.
    This work is related to an etching of the same title excecuted in 1905 (von dem Knesebeck 86), which part of the Peasants' War cycle (1903-1908). There are three other versions of this subject: one is a smaller charcoal sketch and two are earlier compositions.

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    Kurt Cassirer, Berlin.
    Heiner Cassirer (Kurt Cassirer's son), a gift from the above on 27 August 1973, and thence by descent to the present owner.


    Berlin, Berliner Secession, Schwarz-Weiss-Ausstellung, 1906, no. 340.