"Woman Praying" is Kollwitz's 11th print and is her second "editioned" etching (the first, her 10th print "Begrussung" was done for Pan magazine).
"Woman Praying was published by Verlag von Emil Richter in 1892. This impression is from the third state and has the engraved text beneath the image: "Orig. Rad. Von Käte Kollwitz" (lower left) and Druck v. O. Felsing, Berlin - Chlttbg", there is a "K.K." in pencil in an unknown hand, probably the artist's.
Knesebeck notes: "Richter's address removed. Proofs by von der Becke circa 1931. For the most part signed in lower right, in brown, on copperplate paper, with Felsing's signature." Most of Kollwitz's etchings, from as early as 1891 until the 1960s, were printed at the Otto Felsing Printery, many of them by Schulz.
This impression was printed on a heavy, cream copperplate wove paper and has tape on the edges of the verso as well as some acidity. The verso bears the collector's stamp of Dr. Richard A. Simms, a noted Southern California Kollwitz collector.