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The Call of Death

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Käthe Kollwitz

(Königsburg, Germany, July 8, 1867 - April 22, 1945, Moritzburg, Germany)

The Call of Death, 1934-1935
Lithograph on wove paper
24 x 20 13/16 in. (60.96 x 52.86 cm)

Creation Place: Europe, German
Technique: Lithography
Credit Line: Gift of Prof. Peter and Mrs. Selz
Accession Number: P58.2

Bibliography
Marjorie Harth, Early Twentieth Century Prints from the Pomona College Collection (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1983), 18 illustrated/bw.
Mina C. Klein and H. Arthur Klein, 'Kathe Hollwitz: Life in Art,' Schocken Books, N.Y. 1975
'Prints and Drawings of Kathe Kollwitz,' pl. 75, Dover Books, N.Y. 1951

Edition
30/200. Very late print on smooth wove paper. (Armin Kunz, C.G. Boerner, Feb 28 - March 3, 2022)

Marks
"Hans Kollwitz" handwritten in graphite below bottom right corner of image.
"30/200" handwritten in graphite below bottom left corner of image.

Commentary
Hans Kollwitz's signature might be on the print just because it is such a late print that his mother had already died. His signature would offer authenticity from the Kollwitz Estate.

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  • Overall Dimensions: 24 x 20 13/16 in. (60.96 x 52.86 cm)

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