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Käthe Kollwitz
SITZENDE MÜTTER MIT KINDERN (SITTING MOTHER WITH CHILDREN)
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 32,500 GBP
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Käthe Kollwitz
SITZENDE MÜTTER MIT KINDERN (SITTING MOTHER WITH CHILDREN)
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 32,500 GBP
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Käthe Kollwitz
1867 - 1945
SITZENDE MÜTTER MIT KINDERN (SITTING MOTHER WITH CHILDREN)
signed twice Käthe Kollwitz (at the centre & towards lower left)
pen and ink, charcoal, pencil and coloured pencil on paper
46.5 by 70cm., 18 3/8 by 27 1/2 in.
Executed in 1920.
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Provenance

Erich Cohn, New York
Mrs Pola Pasvolsky, Cape Town (sale: Christie's, London, 7th October 1999, lot 149)
Sale: Galerie Kornfeld, Bern, 17th June 2010, lot 411

Literature

Carl Zigrosser, Käthe Kollwitz, New York, 1946, illustrated p.32
Werner Schumann, Ein Herz schlägt für die Mütter. 100 Handzeichnungen von Käthe Kollwitz, Hanover, 1953, no. 84
Herbert Bittner, Käthe Kollwitz. Drawings, New York and London, 1959, no. 80, illustrated
Otto Nagel & Werner Timm (ed.), Käthe Kollwitz. Die Handzeichnungen, Berlin, 1980, no. 875, illustrated p. 365

Catalogue Note

Sitzende Mütter mit Kindern are preparatory drawings for the prints In der Sprechstunde des Kinderartztes and for Beim Artz, each published in 1920.

The present work was formerly in the collection of Erich Cohn who emigrated from Germany to New York in 1912. He befriended Käthe Kollwitz in the 1920s and became an avid collector of her art. In the 1930s, he tried to secure Kollwitz' safe passage to America but she gratefully refused, fearing reprisals against her family.

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