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Selbstbildnis mit aufgestützter Hand (Self-portrait with head resting on hand)

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1949,0411.3934

  • Title (object)

    • Selbstbildnis mit aufgestützter Hand (Self-portrait with head resting on hand)
  • Description

    Frontal self-portrait, with cheek resting on left hand; 2nd state. 1910 Mechanical grain with engraving, overworked with brown wash and pencil, on cream wove paper

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1910
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 224 millimetres
    • Width: 170 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Signed by artist in pencil. Annotated in pencil "F6288", lower centre, and "S107 II", lower right.
  • Curator's comments

    Text from Frances Carey & Antony Griffiths, 'The Print in Germany 1880-1933', BM 1984, no.42
    This is an interesting example of a print in which the mechanically ruled grain is the only tone in the plate, which suggests that we are here dealing with a photogravure. The engraved lines were only added in the second state. (The possibly unique impression of the first state was sold at Kornfeld in Bern in June 1969, auction 132, lot 730.) The area along the left side of the jaw which looks as if it has been abraded has in fact suffered from faulty transfer.

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  • Bibliography

    • Klipstein 1955 107.II bibliographic details
    • Knesebeck 2002 97.II bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (German XIXc Mounted Roy)

  • Exhibition history

    1984/5, BM, 'The Print in Germany 1880-1933', cat.42
    1999 Aug-Oct, Bielefeld, Kunsthalle, 'Kathe Kollwitz: The Image of Woman'
    1999 Oct-Dec, Bedburgh-Hau, Museum Schloss Moyland, 'Kathe Kollwitz: The Image of Woman'

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1949

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1949,0411.3934

Frontal self-portrait, with cheek resting on left hand; 2nd state. 1910 Mechanical grain with engraving, overworked with brown wash and pencil, on cream wove paper

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Frontal self-portrait, with cheek resting on left hand; 2nd state. 1910 Mechanical grain with engraving, overworked with brown wash and pencil, on cream wove paper

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