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Käthe Kollwitz (German, 1867–1945)

The Volunteers (Die Freiwilligen) (plate 2) from War (Krieg)

Date:
(1921-22, published 1923)
Medium:
Woodcut from a portfolio of seven woodcuts and one woodcut cover
Dimensions:
composition: 13 3/4 x 19 1/2" (34.9 x 49.5 cm); sheet (irreg.): 18 11/16 x 25 3/4" (47.5 x 65.4 cm)
Paper:
Cream, smooth, laid Japan.
Publisher:
Emil Richter, Dresden
Printer:
probably Fritz Voigt, Berlin
Edition:
400 (including 100 hand-printed, numbered and signed on imperial Japan paper [this ex,]; 100 hand-printed, numbered and signed on wove paper; 200 printed from an electrotype plate on imitation japan paper, published in 1924); plus 10 known state proofs (states I-V) and 2 known proofs before the edition
Credit Line:
Gift of the Arnhold Family in memory of Sigrid Edwards
Copyright:
© 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Reference:
Wagner 158. Klipstein 178. Knesebeck 173 IV b. Rifkind 1606.2.
MoMA Number:
470.1992.2
Themes:
Death, Postwar Politics, War
Techniques:
Woodcut

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