Kollwitz, Kathe. TOD UND FRAU (DEATH AND WOMAN). Knesebeck 107, State VII; Klipstein 103. Line etching, drypoint, sandpaper, soft ground with imprint of granulated tone paper and Ziegler’s transfer paper, and roulette, 1910. Signed in pencil, lower right. In State VII Richter’s address is removed, leaving the engraved script along the lower edge of the plate, at left: “Orig. Rad. von Käte Kollwitz” and at right: “Druck v. O. Felsing, Berlin-Chlttbg." This edition, printed in brown ink on copperplate paper was published by Von der Becke in 1931. 17 5/8 X 17 9/16 inches, 448 x 446 mm. (plate). In excellent condition.
One of the several large plates on the theme of Death, Mother, and Child which Kollwitz did in 1910. In the others, the struggle is between the Mother and Death for the life of the Child; in this one it is the Child who tries to save the Mother from Death. One of Kollwitz's most powerful and tragic images.
Inventory # 13440

Price: $12,500.00