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Kathe Kollwitz (1867–1945) 1922 von Becke Blindstamp Title Zertretene The Downtrodden 1900 Etching

Käthe Kollwitz’s (1867–1945) etching and aquatint print titled  “Zertretene”

Zertretene. – Leichnam und Frauenakt am Pfahl (The Downtrodden - Corpse and Nude Woman at Post)

1900 (Klipstein 48 (August Klipstein, 'Verzeichnis des graphischen Werkes', Bern 1955)
The edition is a third state 
online description:
"this composition was a direct result of Kollwitz’s concern over the marginalization and ghettoization of the German working class. Originally the work had an additional panel to the left that contained the contemporary figures of a man, woman and child. It was meant to convey that their plight was one of poverty from birth to death with no chance of escape. The allegorical figures shown in this version once again depict the worker as martyr, only this time there is an additional figure stepping from behind the bound woman who confronts the viewer directly."

Etching and aquatint printed with dark brown ink on thick wove paper.
Edition of: von Becke and blindstamp lower right

Size: (sheet) 80 x 43 cm; (plate) 62.8 x 23.8 cm
Framed: 34 1/2 x 21 1/2 Inches

Condition: very strong plate marks and the tone is deep and rich. There are light marks to the black in areas but I have not taken the piece out of the frame to inspect. The frame has marks from storage and has light scratches to the wood frame. Please see the images for more details. 

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This piece is framed with archival materials and framed. If you would like the like me to ship without the glass, which is help insure protection on delivery and will also lower the shipping cost. Please email me with your shipping address to get a quote prior to ordering. 

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