Schlafende mit Kind, Käthe Kollwitz
Käthe Kollwitz
Schlafende mit Kind
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Käthe Kollwitz

Schlafende mit Kind, 1929


Blatt
355 x 416 mm
Druckstock
300 x 361 mm
Physical Description
Woodcut on Japanese paper
Inventory Number
SG 4325
Object Number
SG 4325 D
Acquisition
Acquired in 1964 from the collection of Helmut and Hedwig Goedeckemeyer
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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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
Schlafende mit Kind
Artist
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Woodcut on Japanese paper
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert unterhalb der Darstellung rechts (mit Bleistift): Käthe Kollwitz; bezeichnet unterhalb der Darstellung links: 5. Zustand
Captions Added Later
Bezeichnet unten links (mit Bleistift): 29- / Kl. 235 V (v. 7) XXXIV 1205
Verso bezeichnet unten links (mit Bleistift): Kl. 235 V (v. 7)
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 246 V (von VI)
  • Klipstein 235

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
  • 31D15 adult woman
  • 31D112 child
Secondary
  • 31A236 lying figure
  • 42A3 mother and baby or young child
  • 31B1 sleeping; unconsciousness

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Last update

19.02.2024