Death, Käthe Kollwitz
Käthe Kollwitz
Death
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Käthe Kollwitz

Death, 1893 – 1897

Sheet 2 of the cycle ‘A Weavers’ Revolt’


Velinpapier
411 x 292 mm
Chinapapier
239 x 193 mm
Darstellung
223 x 185 mm
Physical Description
Crayon, pen and brush lithograph, scraper and scraping needle
Inventory Number
SG 4195
Object Number
SG 4195 D
Acquisition
Acquired in 1964 from the collection of Helmut and Hedwig Goedeckemeyer
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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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
Death
Sheet 2 of the cycle ‘A Weavers’ Revolt’
Artist
Part Number / Total
2 / 6
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Crayon, pen and brush lithograph, scraper and scraping needle
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert unterhalb der Darstellung rechts (mit Bleistift): K. Kollwitz; bezeichnet unterhalb der Darstellung links: Weber Bl. II
Captions Added Later
Bezeichnet unten rechts (mit Bleistift): Goe. [im Kreis]
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 34 A b
  • Klipstein 35 II a (von II)

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

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Primary
  • 4 Society, Civilization, Culture
  • 6 History
  • 41AA1 civic architecture; edifices; dwellings - AA - civic architecture: inside
  • 48C9 literature ~ arts
  • 31F symbols and personifications of Death
  • 31A235 sitting figure
  • 31A231 standing figure

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10.04.2024