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Object: Ruf des Todes (Call of death)
Series: Tod (Death)
Self-portrait as an old woman, turning her head toward the hand touching her left shoulder; only state. 1937
Crayon lithograph, printed in black on heavyweight vélin
- Production date
Height: 405 millimetres
Width: 405 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- This is the eighth and final plate from Kollwitz's last series, 'Tod' (Death). The cycle consists of eight lithographs, each depicting the arrival of death. As Kollwitz's inscription indicates, this impression is a proof.
See Prelinger, 'Käthe Kollwitz', Washington National Gallery of Art exh cat, 1992, pp.71-75.
Additional lit.: F. Carey and M. Egremont, 'Portrait of the Artist: Käthe Kollwitz' (Birmingham, Ikon, 2017), cat. 7.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1995 Jan-Mar, Lancaster, Peter Scott Gallery, Käthe Kollwitz
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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