Mother protecting her child II, Käthe Kollwitz
Käthe Kollwitz
Mother protecting her child II
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Käthe Kollwitz

Mother protecting her child II, 1941 (Guss after 1961 – before 1964)


Dimensions
18 x 18 x 7.3 cm
Inventory Number
SGP210
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
Mother protecting her child II
Sculptor (male)
Period Produced
Object Type
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Bezeichnet im linken seitlichen Rand der Darstellung oben links, parallel zur linken Kante in handschriftlicher Form ohne (?) Sütterlin-z, vom Modell mitgegossen, zum Teil nachgepunzt: Kollwitz
Gießermarke an der unteren Seitenfläche des Untersatz-Kastens rechts zweiteilig eingeschlagen: H.NOACK BERLIN
Captions Added Later
Innen zweimal eingeritzt: Helmut Goedeckemeyer; Goe [eingekreist]
Work Catalogues
  • Seeler 42 I.B.3. (nach Modell I.A.2)

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

Genre
Main Motif

Iconclass

Primary
  • 31D15 adult woman
  • 42A3 mother and baby or young child
Secondary
  • 33A14 embracing each other, kissing
  • 31A25 postures and gestures of arms and hands

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Last update

10.04.2024