Pregnant Woman, Käthe Kollwitz
Käthe Kollwitz
Pregnant Woman
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Käthe Kollwitz

Pregnant Woman, 1910


Blatt
583 x 437 mm
Platte
377 x 235 mm
Physical Description
Line etching, aquatint, drypoint, and soft ground
Inventory Number
SG 4236
Object Number
SG 4236 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
Pregnant Woman
Artist
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Line etching, aquatint, drypoint, and soft ground
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert unterhalb der Darstellung rechts (mit Bleistift): Käthe Kollwitz
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 vorhanden
Work Catalogues
  • von dem Knesebeck 111 IV c (von VII)
  • Klipstein 108 IV a (von VI)

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
  • 4 Society, Civilization, Culture
  • 61BB11 anonymous historical person portrayed - BB - woman
  • 42A12 pregnant woman
Secondary
  • 41D223 clothing for the upper part of the body

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Last update

19.02.2024