Lithograph on Kupferdruckpapier, 1927
Edition of 20 on this fairly thick off-white wove paper
Signed in pencil lower right
8 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches
Reference: Klipstein 228 iib
Provenance: Francis Frost Fine Prints
There were another 10 signed impressions on japon paper aside from the regular edition. According to my research, this print does not appear on the market very often.
The subject of mothers and their children was one that Kathe Kollwitz frequently explored in her later years.
Kathe Kollwitz (1867-1945) is considered one of the most important printmakers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Here prints and drawings--and occasionally sculptures--are represented in museums throughout the world. And there are two museums in Germany that are dedicated exclusively to her work. One is in Berlin and the other is in Cologne.
Information on Kathe Kollwitz is widely available on the Internet and there are many books on her life and work.