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Käthe Kollwitz (German, 1867–1945)

The Last Thing (Das Letzte)

Date:
(1924)
Medium:
Woodcut
Dimensions:
composition (irreg.): 11 9/16 x 5 1/16" (29.4 x 12.8 cm); sheet (irreg.): 13 15/16 x 9 3/4" (35.4 x 24.8 cm)
Paper:
Beige, smooth, wove Japan.
Publisher:
Altershilfe des Deutschen Volkes, Berlin
Printer:
probably Fritz Voigt, Berlin
Edition:
225 (including a deluxe edition of 25, signed but not numbered, on Japan paper and a regular edition of 200, signed and numbered, on Japan and copperplate printing paper); plus 5 known state proofs (states I-II)
Credit Line:
Gift of Edward M. M. Warburg
Copyright:
© 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Reference:
Wagner 182. Klipstein 205. Knesebeck 210 III b.
MoMA Number:
152.1934
Themes:
Death, Postwar Politics
Techniques:
Woodcut

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