- Museum number
Object: Spielende Kinder, Breitformat (Playing Children, Broad Format)
Series: Gesichter (Faces)
Plate 16: Playing chidren, broad format; children in mock battle with swords. 1918
Drypoint, on oriental paper
- Production date
Height: 250 millimetres
Width: 295 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- For a discussion of the series see Frances Carey and Antony Griffiths, 'The Print in Germany 1880-1933', BM 1984, no. 128 [1982,0724.27(18)]
Text from Frances Carey and Antony Griffiths, 'The Print in Germany 1880-1933', BM 1984, no. 147 [1982,0724.27(16)]
The most famous painting of this subject is Pieter Bruegel's canvas of 1560 in Vienna. But whereas that is in essence an anthology of over sixty children's games. Beckmann's children are only playing one game, mock warfare.
This is plate 16 of 'Gesichter' (see Curator's Comments for 1978,1216.5).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1984/5 Sept-Jan, BM, 'The Print in Germany 1880-1933', no. 147
1991/92, BM, 'Collecting the Twentieth Century'...
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