Betendes Madchen (Woman Praying) by Kathe Kollwitz

Betendes Madchen  (Woman Praying) by Kathe Kollwitz

Betendes Madchen (Woman Praying)

Kathe Kollwitz

Title

Betendes Madchen (Woman Praying)

 
Artist

Kathe Kollwitz

  1867 - 1945 (biography)
Year
1892  
Technique
aquatint with softground etching printed in a dark brown ink 
Image Size
7 11/16 x 5 7/8" platemark 
Signature
signed K.K. by unknown hand, lower right 
Edition Size
unnumbered from early edition 
Annotations
Druck von O. Felsing, Berlin-Chlttbg. in lower right; collector stamp of Dr. Richard A. Simms, verso 
Reference
Knesebeck 14; Klipstein 11 
Paper
heavy cream copperplate wove paper 
State
Knesebeck iii; Klipstein iv b 
Publisher
Emile Richter, Dresden 
Inventory ID
ANFO115 
Price
$4,800.00 
Description
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 K├Ąte Kollwitz" (lower left) and Druck v. O. Felsing, Berlin - Chlttbg", there is a "K.K." in pencil in an unknown hand. 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. From Knesebeck: "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.