Sharpening the Scythe (Biem Dengeln)

A work made of charcoal and stumping, on ivory laid paper.
© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

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  • A work made of charcoal and stumping, on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1905

Artist:

Käthe Kollwitz
German, 1867-1945

About this artwork

Introduced to the misery of lower class life by her husband, a doctor for the poor, Käthe Kollwitz became a spokeswoman for the downtrodden. She abandoned painting in 1890, pursuing several print cycles, including the historically based Peasant War. This early charcoal study prepares for an etching from the series.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Käthe Kollwitz

Title

Sharpening the Scythe (Biem Dengeln)

Origin

Germany

Date

1905

Medium

Charcoal and stumping, on ivory laid paper

Inscriptions

Signed lower right, in charcoal: "Käthe Kollwitz"

Dimensions

396 x 320 mm

Credit Line

Margaret Fisher Endowment

Reference Number

1994.102

Copyright

© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

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