Female Nude, Käthe Kollwitz
Käthe Kollwitz
Female Nude
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Käthe Kollwitz

Female Nude, 1910?


Blatt
409 x 320 mm
Platte
239 x 119 mm
Physical Description
Line etching, aquatint, and soft ground
Inventory Number
SG 4240
Object Number
SG 4240 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
Female Nude
Artist
Printer
Serial Number / Edition
28 / 50
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Line etching, aquatint, and soft ground
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert unterhalb der Darstellung rechts (mit Bleistift): Käthe Kollwitz
Signiert vom Drucker unterhalb der Darstellung links (mit Bleistift): O.Felsing Berlin gedr.; nummeriert darunter: 28/50
Captions Added Later
Bezeichnet unten links (mit Bleistift): S. 112; nummeriert unten mittig: 2504
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 116 II c (von II)
  • Klipstein 112 II b (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

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif

Iconclass

Primary
  • 31A14 human figure of ideal proportions, e.g. academic nude
  • 31D15 adult woman
Secondary

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Last update

19.02.2024