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An der Kirchenmauer (By the Church Wall), by Kathe Kollwitz, (German, (1878-1945)
Regular price $400
Etching, 1893, Kl. 19, a 1963-72 von der Becke impression with the embossed drystamp lower right image corner into margin, 10 x 5-3/16, on thick, cream wove paper, slightly lightened within mat opening, otherwise in fine condition. Otto Nagel, the author of a book on Kollwitz's self portraits, has stated that the artist observed this woman first hand, but in making the print made this a self portrait. A. von der Becke became Kollwitz's print publisher after 1931, and after von der Becke's death in 1958, his wife Johanna and son Bernhard continued the publication of prints from Kollwitz's plates from 1963-1972.