Call of Death, Käthe Kollwitz
Käthe Kollwitz
Call of Death
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Käthe Kollwitz

Call of Death, 1937?


Blatt
753 x 532 mm
Darstellung
380 x 383 mm
Physical Description
Crayon lithograph
Inventory Number
SG 4366
Object Number
SG 4366 D
Acquisition
Acquired in 1964 from the collection of Helmut and Hedwig Goedeckemeyer
Status
Not on display

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About the Acquisition

Immediately after World War I, the art connoisseur and bibliophile Helmut Goedeckemeyer (1898–1983) began amassing one of the largest collections of prints by Käthe Kollwitz. He supplemented these holdings with works of late nineteenth-century French and German printmaking, illustrated books by Max Slevogt, Alfred Kubin and others, and small-scale sculptures by such artists as Aristide Maillol. His collection ultimately encompassed more than 5,000 works. Goedeckemeyer’s close ties to the Städel Museum date back to the 1920s. From 1959 onwards, he and his wife Hedwig were members of the Städelscher Museums-Verein (Städel Museum Association). The City of Frankfurt acquired his Kollwitz collection for the Städtische Galerie (Municipal Gallery) in 1964. He made several gifts to the Städel collection of prints and drawings over the years, and in 1970 presented the museum with Honoré Daumier’s “Ratapoil” (inv. no. St.P391).

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Call of Death
Artist
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Crayon lithograph
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und bezeichnet unterhalb der Darstellung rechts (mit Bleistift): Käthe Kollwitz / unvollendeter Stein
Captions Added Later
Bezeichnet unten links (mit Bleistift): Kähe Kollwitz "Ruf des Todes" 1934/5 (Kl. 263 a) Vorzugsdruck (vor der num. Aufl.) Blatt VIII der Folge "Tod"; unten rechts: Goe / 141751[?]
Verso bezeichnet unten rechts (mit Bleistift): 120 [im Rechteck]; unten links: 263
Verso Stempel der Sammlung Goedeckemeyer (nicht bei Lugt)
Verso Stempel der Städtischen Galerie, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2371c), mit zugehöriger Inventarnummer
Watermark
  • Nicht vorhanden
Work Catalogues
  • von dem Knesebeck 269 a
  • Klipstein 263 a

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Departement
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquisition
Acquired in 1964 from the collection of Helmut and Hedwig Goedeckemeyer

Work Content

Motifs and References

Iconclass

Primary
  • 31F symbols and personifications of Death
  • 48B3 portrait, self-portrait of artist
  • 61B2(KOLLWITZ, Käthe)1 historical person (KOLLWITZ, Käthe) - historical person(KOLLWITZ, Käthe) portrayed
  • 31D15 adult woman
Secondary

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19.02.2024