- Museum number
Object: Kuss (Kiss)
Series: Eine Liebe (A Love)
A couple embrace at a stone balustrade, the man has climbed from below and has one leg over the railing, the woman stands in lush parkland and leans towards him; part of a boat and oar visible on water lower right; fourth in a series of ten loose prints in a portfolio, 2018,7088.1 to 10, with letterpress titlepage, 1887. This set from the sixth edition, 1920.
Etching and engraving
- Production date
1920 (This set from the sixth edition)
Height: 454 millimetres (platemark)
Height: 628 millimetres (sheet)
Width: 276 millimetres
Width: 448 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- This sixth edition was printed probably posthumously in 1920 from steel-faced plates in a run of 50. The series was designed from 1880-1887. The plates were steel-faced for the second edition of 1903. The plates for the whole series are preserved in the Museum der bildende Künste, Leipzig.
A large preparatory study for this print, drawn in pen and black ink and black chalk heightened with white bodycolour, was acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Fine Art, New York in 2019, acc.no 2019.67.
For further details, see J. B. Danzker and T. Falk, 'Max Klinger Zeichnungen Zustandsdrucke Zyklen' Munich, 1997, pp. 126-7, 195-9.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- 2018 (Ketterer Kunst, Hamburg, sale 26 November 2018, lot 153)
- Prints and Drawings
- Registration number