Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945)
MASTER DRAWINGS FROM THE MARTIN BODMER FOUNDATION
Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945)

Kindersterben: An old woman holding an infant's coffin

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Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945)
Kindersterben: An old woman holding an infant's coffin
inscribed 'Erwerbslos' (verso)
black chalk on light brown paper in an inscribed rectangle
25¼ x 18¾ in. (642 x 479 mm.)
Provenance
Purchased at Karl & Faber, Munich, June 1958 (Auktion 64), lot 558.
Literature
O. Nagel, Käthe Kollwitz, Die Handzeichnungen, Berlin, 1980, no. 1068.

Lot Essay

The drawings for Kollwitz's Proletariat series date from 1925, the year before the publication of the woodcuts. The other two sheets were entitled Erwerbslos (unemployment), to which the inscription on the verso of the present drawing may refer, and Hunger.
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