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Das Volk (The People), plate 7 from the portfolio Sieben Holzschnitte zum Krieg (Seven Woodcuts about the War)

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Käthe Kollwitz, Das Volk (The People), plate 7 from the portfolio Sieben Holzschnitte zum Krieg (Seven Woodcuts about the War), 1922; published 1923, woodcut on cream wove paper, Gift of Harold and Judith Hummelt, © artist or other rights holder, 81.117

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Title

Das Volk (The People), plate 7 from the portfolio Sieben Holzschnitte zum Krieg (Seven Woodcuts about the War)

Artist

Käthe Kollwitz (German, 1867-1945)

Date

1922; published 1923

Medium

woodcut on cream wove paper

Edition

89/100

Catalogue Raisonné

Knesebeck 190 VII c

Dimensions (H x W x D)

image: 14 1/8 in x 11 3/4 in; sheet: 25 1/2 in x 19 1/2 in

Inscriptions & Markings

inscription: VII Das Volk, graphite, bottom left

inscription: K855, blue pencil, bottom left

inscription: s, graphite, lower left

edition: 89/100, graphite, lower left

signature: Kathe Kollwitz, graphite, lower right

Collection Area

Graphic Arts

Category

Prints

Object Type

relief print

Culture

German

Credit Line

Gift of Harold and Judith Hummelt

Accession Number

81.117

Copyright

© artist or other rights holder

Terms

paper

relief printing

relief prints

wars

woodcut

World War I (1914-1918)

world wars

Description

In a letter from the time, Käthe Kollwitz wrote, "I have repeatedly attempted to give form to the war. I could never grasp it. Now I have finished a series of woodcuts, which in some measure, say what I wanted to say. . . . These sheets should travel throughout the entire world and should tell all human beings comprehensively: that is how it was."

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