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- Object: Selbstbildnis en face (Self-portrait, full face)
Frontal self-portrait, head and shoulders shown; only state. c.1904
Crayon and brush lithograph with spatter technique in three colours; drawing stone in reddish-brown, tint stones in ochre and green, overworked with black wash, printed on pale straw-coloured carton paper
- Production date
Height: 430 millimetres
Width: 330 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Text from Frances Carey & Antony Griffiths, 'The Print in Germany 1880-1933', BM 1984, no.33
This is one of the grandest of Kollwitz's self-portraits, and seems to survive in only a few impressions. Another is in the Kupferstichkabinett of West Berlin.
Further lit.: F. Carey and M. Egremont, 'Portrait of the Artist: Käthe Kollwitz' (Birmingham, Ikon, 2017), cat. 2.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1984/5 Sept.-Jan., BM, 'The Print in Germany 1880-1933', cat.33
2014, British Museum exhibition, 'Germany'
2017 13 Sep-26 Nov, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, Portrait of the Artist: Käthe Kollwitz
2017-2018 15 Dec-11 Mar, Young Gallery, Salisbury, Portrait of the Artist: Käthe Kollwitz
2018 24 Mar-17 Jun, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, Portrait of the Artist: Käthe Kollwitz
2018 30 Jun-30 Sep, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, Portrait of the Artist: Käthe Kollwitz
2019-20, 2 September-12 January, London, BM, G90, Portrait of the Artist: Käthe Kollwitz
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