In God's Hands, Käthe Kollwitz
Käthe Kollwitz
In God's Hands
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Käthe Kollwitz

In God's Hands, 1935 – 1936 (Guss before 1958 – 1959)


Dimensions
35 x 30 x 8 cm
Inventory Number
SGP208
Acquisition
Acquired in 1965
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
In God's Hands
Sculptor (male)
Period Produced
Object Type
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Bezeichnet an der unteren Seitenfläche links der Mitte in handschriftlicher Form mit Sütterlin-z, ziseliert: Kollwitz
Gießermarke in der Oberkante der unteren Seitenfläche rechts zweiteilig eingeschlagen: H.NOACK BERLIN
Captions Added Later
In die Rückseite geritzt: Helmut Goedeckemeyer; Helmut Goe [eingekreist]; Goe [eingekreist]
Work Catalogues
  • Seeler 30 III.B.7

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Departement
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquisition
Acquired in 1965

Work Content

Motifs and References

Iconclass

Primary
  • 3 Human Being, Man in General
  • 31A2245 hand
Secondary

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Last update

10.04.2024