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Saturday 5 January 2019

Kathe Kollwitz's etching, “Praying Girl", 1892

Kathe Kollwitz (1867–1945)

“Praying Girl” (Betendes Mädchen), 1892, from later von der Becke edition (c1931).

Aquatint with soft ground etching in dark brown ink on cream-coloured wove paper with margins.
Size: (sheet) 31.3 x 26.9 cm; (plate) 19.6 x 15.1 cm; (image borderline) 18.8 x 14.4 cm.
State iv (b) with burnished/erased engraved text and the “muenchen-22” blind-stamp of Becke.

Klipstein 1955, no. 11, state iv (b) (August Klipstein 1955, “Käthe Kollwitz, Verzeichnis des graphischen Werkes”, Bern, Klipstein & Co, p. 12.)

Condition: richly inked, strong and near faultless impression with margins. There is a faint toning from the etching having been previously mounted and there are two slightly lighter dots in the right margin—perhaps colour unevenness in the paper?—otherwise the sheet is in very good condition (i.e. there are no tears, holes, creases, abrasions, stains or foxing).

I am selling this simply stunning etching revealing Kollwitz’s creative exploration of the soft ground medium with curiously interesting curved strokes on the girl’s sleeve, for AU$690 (currently US$491.28/EUR431.05/GBP386.12 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world (but not, of course, any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries).

If you are interested in purchasing this quietly beautiful etching by Kollwitz, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold

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