March Cemetery, Käthe Kollwitz
Käthe Kollwitz
March Cemetery
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Käthe Kollwitz

March Cemetery, 1913


Blatt/Darstellung
480 x 369 mm
Physical Description
Crayon lithograph (transfer)
Inventory Number
SG 4244
Object Number
SG 4244 D
Acquisition
Acquired in 1964 from the collection of Helmut and Hedwig Goedeckemeyer
Status
Not on display

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About the Work

This lithograph depicts the (annual) commemoration of the victims of the 1848 March Revolution. Kollwitz produced it as a gift from the social-reformist theatre organization Freie Volksbühne in Berlin to its members.

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
March Cemetery
Artist
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Crayon lithograph (transfer)
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert im Stein unten rechts: K. Kollwitz
Typografisch bezeichnet unterhalb der Darstellung mittig: 18 Maerz / Für die Mitglieder der freien Volksbühnen [alles in Versalien]
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 geprüft
Work Catalogues
  • von dem Knesebeck 129 II (von II)
  • Klipstein 125 II (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

Iconclass

Primary
  • 4 Society, Civilization, Culture
  • 31A231 standing figure
  • 6 History
  • 31D15 adult woman
  • 31D14 adult man
  • 61D(DEUTSCHLAND) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (DEUTSCHLAND) (DEUTSCHLAND)
  • 61E(BERLIN) names of cities and villages (BERLIN)
Secondary

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Last update

19.02.2024