Inspiration, Käthe Kollwitz
Käthe Kollwitz
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Käthe Kollwitz: Inspiration, Druckplatte. Stiftung Archiv der Akademie der Künste, Kunstsammlung, Berlin

Käthe Kollwitz

Inspiration, 1904 – 1905

Rejected first version of sheet 3 of the cycle ‘Peasant War’


Blatt
556 x 290 mm
Platte (beschnitten)
564 x 297 mm
Physical Description
Line etching, drypoint, reservage, sandpaper, and soft ground, revised with pencil and chalk
Inventory Number
SG 4224
Object Number
SG 4224 D
Acquisition
Acquired in 1964 from the collection of Helmut and Hedwig Goedeckemeyer
Status
On display, Special Exhibitions

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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).

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14.05.2024