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Simms (Dr. Richard A.) collection of prints and drawings by Käthe Kollwitz and other artists
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Series I. Käthe Kollwitz, 1888-1993, undated

Physical Description: 97.28 Linear Feet (29 boxes, 2 flat file folders)

Scope and Content Note

Series I. consists of prints and drawings by Käthe Kollwitz assembled by Dr. Simms in Europe and the United States between 1973 and 2014. Included are 239 graphic works in intaglio, woodcut and lithography, and forty-seven drawings; a totalling 286 artworks.
Dating from 1891 to 1941, the prints represent the entire spectrum of Kollwitz's graphic work. As several proof impressions and states of a print are frequently present, the collection provides a unique opportunity to explore the progression of Kollwitz's artistic vision from state to state through analysis of her often innovative and experimental application of printing tools and techniques, and testifies to the collector's particular interest in Kollwitz's artistic workshop and her understanding of the printing process.
The drawings date from 1888 to 1928, with the bulk dating from the late 1890s and the early 1900s and from 1919 and the early 1920s. Numerous drawings are preparatory studies for prints, that are present in the collection. Several drawings are not mentioned in the catalogue raisonné by Otto Nagel and Werner Timm. In addition, there are four published portfolios with editioned prints by Kollwitz; modern exhibition posters and other illustrated matter related to Kollwitz, including four vintage portrait photographs of Kollwitz; and thirty letters and postcards sent by the artist between 1898 and 1943.

Arrangement

Arranged into five subseries: Series I.A. Prints, Series I.B. Drawings, Series I.C. Portfolios of prints, Series I.D. Posters and other illustrated matter, Series I.E. Letters sent.
 

Series I.A. Prints, 1891-1941

Physical Description: 67.5 Linear Feet (18 oversize solander boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Dating from 1891 to 1941, the Kollwitz prints from the Simms collection represent the entire spectrum of the artist's graphic work in intaglio, woodcut, and lithography. Present are 239 prints, including sheets printed on both sides (Knesebeck 151.I and Knesebeck 165.I).
The intaglio prints are executed predominantly in line or brush etching, drypoint, lift-ground or reservage, and soft ground; often with addition of aquatint; and the evidence of the use of experimental tools, such as sandpaper, burnisher, or needle bundle. Most lithographs are crayon transfer lithographs of drawings. Frequently present are several proof impressions and states of a print, which demonstrate the progression of Kollwitz's artistic vision from state to state and her often innovative and experimental application of printing tools, a "hands-on" treatment of the copper plate and the woodblock, or the choice of various, and often unusual printing and transfer papers. Additions by hand in charcoal, pigment, or ink also mark the artistic progression from state to state. An example of Kollwitz's experimental approach to printing is the combination print from two multicolored copperplates Woman with Orange ( Frau mit Orange ) from 1901. The woodcut Woman in the Lap of Death ( Tod mit Frau im Schoss), from 1920-1921, is represented in the collection with a rejected first version and six various states of the third final version.
Among Kollwitz's early prints are female and male figures, scenes from the life of the working class, self-portraits, and a scene inspired by Émil Zola's novel Germinal.
Present are all six sheets from the series A Weavers' Revolt ( Ein Weberaufstand), seminal for Kollwitz's artistic career, as well as all seven sheets from the equally important series Peasant's War ( Bauernkrieg). Both series are represented with several states of each sheet and with rejected versions of sheets not included in the final series. The series War ( Krieg), from 1922 and 1923, executed in woodcut, is represented with rejected versions of sheet 3 The Parents ( Die Eltern) and sheet 7 The People ( Das Volk ), and with two various states of the final version of sheet 7. The series Proletariat from 1924 and 1925 is represented with a rejected version and two states of the final version of sheet 1 Unemployed ( Erwerbslos), and with four various states of the final version of sheet 2 Hunger.
Kollwitz's famous image Woman with Dead Child ( Frau mit totem Kind), from 1903, which marks the most innovative time in her career as a graphic artist, is represented with an early and a late state of the print as well as with the drawing from the same year. Another well-known image by Kollwitz is the etching Death, Woman, and Child ( Tod, Frau und Kind) from 1910, of which three various states are included in the collection. Also present are various states for the rejected first and second versions, and the third final version of the woodcut commemorating the death of the German communist Karl Liebknecht, from 1919 and 1920; as well as three preparatory drawings from 1919.
In her later etchings, woodcuts, and lithographs Kollwitz continued to address hardships in the living conditions of the working class and the impact of war, especially in the lives of mothers and children, in post-World War I Germany. The collection includes several prints with the theme of death, motherhood, and child mortality. Several prints document Kollwitz's political engagement, such as an early proof impression from the original stone for the poster Help Russia ( Hilft Russland), from 1921, which she produced for the German communist group Komite Arbeiterhilfe in Berlin in order to raise awareness of famine in post-revolutionary Russia.
Also included with the prints are approximately seventeen self-portraits by Kollwitz, from an early work from 1893 showing her seated at a table, to her last self-portrait in profile, at old age, from 1938. The crayon lithograph Call of Death ( Ruf des Todes ), presumably from 1937, depicts a female figure resembling the artist.
The Simms collection includes the artist's last graphic work, the rare crayon transfer lithograph Seed for Sowing Should Not Be Milled ( Saatfrüchte sollen nicht vermahlen werden ), which Kollwitz produced in 1941 in a limited edition of approximately eleven copies. Produced at the time of war waged by Nazi Germany, this print expresses deep antiwar sentiment and is considered Kollwitz's legacy.
The English and German titles of the prints are supplied from the catalogue raisonné by Alexandra von dem Knesebeck Käthe Kollwitz Werkverzeichnis der Graphik , which is published in German and includes an electronic translation in English. The dates of the prints are also supplied from the catalogue raisonné by Knesebeck. The printing techniques are largely based on information provided by Knesebeck; however, the techniques of the specific proof impression or state at hand may vary and are subject to further research. Occasionally mentioned mat descriptions relate to mats in which the artwork was received by the repository.

Arrangement

The prints are listed numerically and chronologically in the order of the catalogue raisonné Käthe Kollwitz Werkverzeichnis der Graphik by Alexandra von dem Knesebeck. Knesebeck numbers are listed together with the corresponding numbers from the catalogue raisonné by August Klipstein. The lithograph poster Poster for the Hedwig-Wangel-Hilfe e.V ( Plakat für die Hedwig-Wangel-Hilfe e.V) and the photolithograph poster Homecoming ( Die Heimkehr), which are not included by Knesebeck's and Klipstein's catalogues raisonné, are listed at the end of the subseries.
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4.IIa (Knesebeck); 4.IIa (Klipstein) Seated Male Nude ( Sitzender männlicher Akt), 1891

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: line etching and drypoint in black ink on copperplate paper. Dimensions: plate mark 15.8 x 12.9 cm, sheet 41 x 32 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right and with her inscription "Druck von unverstählter Platte 1891" below the plate mark. State: Knesebeck state IIa, Klipstein state IIa, proof annotated by the artist as before steelfacing. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz; Hans Kollwitz. Recto: small letter x and the markings K4 and KN4IIa are inscribed in pencil in the lower margin of sheet. Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle. Lugt: 4396.
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11.I (Knesebeck); 17.I (Klipstein) Three Workers at a Tavern Table ( Drei Arbeiter am Wirtshaustisch), 1891 or 1892

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: line etching, drypoint and sandpaper in black ink on China paper mounted on copperplate paper. Dimensions: image 14.5 x 12.2 cm, plate mark 18 x 13 cm, sheet 35 x 25.3 cm. Signatures: unsigned. State: Knesebeck state I, Klipstein state I. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Hans Kollwitz. Verso: inscribed in pencil "Eigentum Hans Kollwitz."
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13.I (Knesebeck); 10.I (Klipstein) Welcome ( Begrüssung), 1892

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: line etching and drypoint in black ink on white copperplate paper. Dimensions: image on Japan paper 11.3 x 8.2 cm, plate mark 11.8 x 8.8 cm, sheet 29.7 x 21.5 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right and with her handwritten dedication to her son Hans Kollwitz Für Hans in besonderem Gedenken zum 14. Mai 1937. State: Knesebeck state I, Klipstein state I. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz; Hans Kollwitz. Recto: inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet a small letter x and the numbers I.936 and in the lower right corner of sheet KL10. Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle. Lugt: 4396.
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14.Ib (Knesebeck); 11.IIa (Klipstein) Praying Young Woman ( Betendes Mädchen), 1892

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: line etching, drypoint, and aquatint in black ink on Japan paper. Dimensions: plate mark 19.4 x 14.8 cm, sheet 33 x 25 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right and with her inscription "Druck von unverstählter Platte" below the plate mark, Felsing's signature in lower left. Printer: Otto Felsing. State: Knesebeck state Ib, Klipstein state IIa. Edition: proof annotated by the artist as before steelfacing, not before 1910. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Gordon Fox collection, Canada. Recto: traces of erased inscriptions in pencil along the lower margin and in the lower right corner of sheet. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; inscribed in pencil "II.a R R." Lugt: 4395. Note: Gift of Dr. Richard A. Simms in honor of Elizabeth Perlinger.
See also: 14.Ic, 14.Ie (Knesebeck) in Box 1.
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14.Ic (Knesebeck); 11.IIa (Klipstein) Praying Young Woman ( Betendes Mädchen), 1892

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: line etching, drypoint, and aquatint in brown ink on Japan paper. Dimensions: plate mark 19.4 x 14.8 cm, sheet 33 x 25 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right, signed by Felsing in lower left. Printer: Otto Felsing. State: Knesebeck state Ic, Klipstein state II2. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Lotar Neumann collection. Recto: inscribed in pencil along the lower margin "K11, 1888." Verso: collector's wet stamp "LN" within circle. Lugt: Neumann's stamp not in Lugt.
See also: 14.Ib, 14.Ie (Knesebeck) in Box 1.
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14.Ie (Knesebeck); 11.IIb (Klipstein) Praying Young Woman ( Betendes Mädchen), 1892

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: line etching, drypoint, and aquatint in brown ink on copperplate paper. Dimensions: plate mark 19.4 x 14.8 cm, sheet 45.3 x 31.6 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right, Felsing's signature in lower left. Printer: Otto Felsing. State: Knesebeck state Ie, Klipstein state IIb. Edition: Richter edition, 1918, 15/50. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: inscribed in pencil in the lower margin of sheet "K11, K11 IIb, 1869." Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner. Lugt: 4395.
See also: 14.Ib, 14.Ic (Knesebeck) in Box 1.
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15.Ia (Knesebeck); 12.Ib (Klipstein) Four Men in a Pub ( Vier Männer in der Kneipe), between 1892 and 1897

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: line etching, drypoint, and sandpaper in black ink on Chine collé mounted on copperplate paper; the plate is not inked to the plate edges at top and bottom and accordingly the composition is only approximately 12 cm in height. Dimensions: mounted China sheet 12.3 x 15 cm, plate mark 12.9 x 15.9 cm, sheet 18.2 x 19.7 cm. Signatures: unsigned proof, with Felsing's embossed stamp at the plate edge in lower left W. Felsing gedr./Berlin. Printer: Wilhelm Felsing. State: Knesebeck state Ia, Klipstein state Ib, proof before 1910. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: inscribed in pencil in the lower left of sheet "Kl. 12 Ib." Verso: inscribed in pencil "K. 12."
See also: 15.Id (Knesebeck) in Box 1.
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15.Id (Knesebeck); 12.Ia (Klipstein) Four Men in a Pub [ Vier Männer in der Kneipe], between 1892 and 1897

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: line etching, drypoint, and sandpaper in brown ink on copperplate paper. Dimensions: plate mark 12.9 x 15.9 cm, sheet 31.5 x 45 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right, Felsing's signature in lower left. Printer: Otto Felsing. State: Knesebeck state Id, Klipstein state Ia, numbered proof. Edition: Richter edition, 1918, 45/50. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: inscribed in pencil at the lower right "K12 Ia Four Men in a Tavern signed and numbered etching L7848." Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner. Lugt: 4395.
See also: 15.Ia (Knesebeck) in Box 1.
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17.IVd (Knesebeck); 19.IVb (Klipstein) At the Church Wall ( An der Kirchenmauer), before summer 1893

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: line etching, drypoint and brush etching in brown ink on copperplate paper. Dimensions: plate mark 25 x 13.3 cm, sheet 45 x 31.7 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right, Felsing's signature in lower left. Printer: Otto Felsing. State: Knesebeck state IVd, Klipstein state IVb. Edition: Richter edition, 1918, 15/50. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: inscribed in pencil in the lower margin of sheet "K19, 1809." Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner and number 68 inscribed in pencil. Lugt: 4395.
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19.IIIb (Knesebeck); 21.III (Klipstein) Scene from Germinal ( Szene aus Germinal), at latest 1893

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: line etching, drypoint and sandpaper in brown ink on copperplate paper. Dimensions: plate mark 19.2 x 52.7 cm, sheet 30 x 60 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right, Felsing's signature in lower left. Printer: Otto Felsing. State: Knesebeck state IIIb, Klipstein state III, proof, printed after 1912. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: small letter x and number 21 inscribed in pencil in the lower portion of sheet. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner, "K21" inscribed in pencil.
See also: drawing Scene from Germinal ( Szene aus Germina)] without Nagel/Timm number in Box 21.
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21.IIIb (Knesebeck); 14.IIIa (Klipstein) Self-Portrait at a Table ( Selbstbildnis am Tisch) second version, 1893?

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: line etching, drypoint, aquatint, and brush etching in brown ink on copperplate paper. Dimensions: plate mark 17.8 x 12.9 cm, sheet 45 x 31.5 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right and inscribed "unverstählt" along the lower left margin of sheet, Felsing's signature in lower left. Printer: Otto Felsing. State: Knesebeck state IIIb, annotated by the artist as before steelfacing; Klipstein state IIIa. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: inscribed in pencil "141 K." Verso: rhombus-shaped collector's wet stamp; pencil inscription along the upper margin of sheet.
See also: 21.IIIc (Knesebeck) in Box 1.
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21.IIIc (Knesebeck); 14.IIIa (Klipstein) Self-Portrait at a Table [ Selbstbildnis am Tisch] second version, 1893?

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: line etching, drypoint, aquatint, and brush etching in brown ink on copperplate paper. Dimensions: plate mark 18 x 12.8 cm, sheet 45 x 31.5 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right, Felsing's signature in lower left. Printer: Otto Felsing. State: Knesebeck state IIIc, Klipstein state IIIa. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: inscribed in pencil along the lower margin "K14, 1838, 543." Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle. Lugt: 4396.
See also: 21.IIIb (Knesebeck) in Box 1.
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24.III (Knesebeck); 31.III (Klipstein) Need or Poverty ( Not), between 1893 and 1897

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: the cycle A Weavers' Revolt ( Ein Weberaufstand), rejected sheet. Technique: line etching, drypoint, aquatint, sandpaper and burnisher in black ink on copperplate paper, reworked with black wash and white gouache. Dimensions: plate mark 28.6 x 22.8 cm, sheet 50 x 39 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: Knesebeck state III, Klipstein state III. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: inscribed in pencil along the lower margin of sheet KL 31/III, Not. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet "31/III" and in the lower right corner of sheet "Nr. 255." Lugt: 4395.
box 1

28.IVb (Knesebeck); 25.IVa (Klipstein) Conspiracy ( Beratung), between 1893 and 1897

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: the cycle A Weavers' Revolt ( Ein Weberaufstand), rejected first version to the third sheet. Technique: line etching, drypoint and sandpaper in brown ink on Japan paper. Dimensions: plate mark 29.6 x 18 cm, sheet 36 x 23.7 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right and with her inscription "Druck von unverstählter Platte" below the plate mark, Felsing's signature in lower left. Printer: Otto Felsing. State: Knesebeck state IVb, Klipstein state IVa, proof annotated by the artist as before steelfacing. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: the words "$25 Beratung" and the number 798 inscribed in pencil in the lower margin of sheet. Recto: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle, 6893 inscribed in pencil. Lugt: 4396.
See also: 28.IVd (Knesebeck) in Box 1; 35.A1 and 35.AIIa (Knesebeck) in Box 2.
box 1

28.IVd (Knesebeck); 25.IVb (Klipstein) Conspiracy [ Beratung], between 1893 and 1897

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: the cycle A Weavers' Revolt ( Ein Weberaufstand), rejected first version to the third sheet. Technique: line etching, drypoint and sandpaper in brown ink on copperplate paper. Dimensions: plate mark 29.5 x 17.5 cm, sheet 48.5 x 34.6 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right, Felsing's signature in lower left. Printer: Otto Felsing. State: Knesebeck state IVd, Klipstein state IVb. Edition: Richter edition, 1918, 6/50. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles.
See also: 28.IVb (Knesebeck) in Box 1; 35.A1 and 35.AIIa (Knesebeck) in Box 2.
box 2

32.IIb (Knesebeck); 29.IIa (Klipstein) copy 1 From Many Wounds You Bleed, O People ( Aus vielen Wunden blutest du, o Volk ), between 1893 and 1897

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: planned as final print of the cycle A Weavers' Revolt ( Ein Weberaufstand), not included in the series. Technique: line etching, drypoint, aquatint and burnisher in brown ink on copperplate paper. Dimensions: plate mark 12.9 x 33.5 cm, sheet 21.3 x 44.2 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in the lower right and inscribed "Druck von unverstählter Platte"; Felsing's signature in lower left. Printer: Otto Felsing. State: Knesebeck state IIb; Klipstein state IIa, proof annotated by the artist as before steelfacing, not before 1910. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles.
See also: 49.III (Knesebeck) in Box 4; 121 (Nagel/Timm) in Box 19.
box 2

32.IIb (Knesebeck); 29.IIa (Klipstein) copy 2 From Many Wounds You Bleed, O People ( Aus vielen Wunden blutest du, o Volk), between 1893 and 1897

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: planned as final print of the cycle A Weavers' Revolt ( Ein Weberaufstand), not included in the series. Technique: line etching, drypoint, aquatint and burnisher in brown ink on Japan paper. Dimensions: plate mark 12.9 x 33.5 cm, sheet 21 x 43 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in the lower right and inscribed in the lower left of sheet "Druck von unverstählter Platte"; Felsing's signature in lower left. Printer: Otto Felsing. State: Knesebeck state IIb; Klipstein state IIa, proof annotated by the artist as before steelfacing, not before 1910. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Verso: two collector's wet stamps "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner. Lugt: 4395.
See also: 49.III (Knesebeck) in Box 4; 121 (Nagel/Timm) in Box 19.
box 2

33.AII (Knesebeck); 34.IIa (Klipstein) copy 1 Need or Poverty ( Not), between 1893 and 1897

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: sheet 1 from the cycle A Weavers' Revolt ( Ein Weberaufstand). Technique: crayon and pen lithograph with scratch technique in brown ink on thin beige China paper. Dimensions: image 15.4 x 15.3 cm, sheet 17.6 x 17 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right and dated; date illegible but probably 99. State: Knesebeck state AII, Klipstein state IIa, not after 1905. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Otto Kallir. Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within a circle; inscribed "OK" [Otto Kallir] in pencil. Lugt: 4396.
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33.AII (Knesebeck); 34.IIa (Klipstein) copy 2 Need or Poverty ( Not), between 1893 and 1897

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: sheet 1 from the cycle A Weavers' Revolt ( Ein Weberaufstand). Technique: crayon and pen lithograph with scratch technique in brown ink chine collé mounted on firm Japan paper. Dimensions: image 15.4 x 15.3 cm, sheet 18.7 x 18 cm, mount 48.5 x 34 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in the lower right. State: Knesebeck state AII, Klipstein state IIa, not after 1905. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: marked in pencil in the lower left corner of mount "KL.34/II/a (v.c.)." Verso: two markings in pencil.
box 2

34.Aa (Knesebeck); 35.IIa (Klipstein) Death ( Tod), between 1893 and 1897

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: sheet 2 from the cycle A Weavers' Revolt ( Ein Weberaufstand). Technique: crayon, pen and brush lithograph with scratch technique in greenish-black ink on beige chine collé mounted on firm Japan paper. Dimensions: image 22.3 x 18.5 cm, sheet 25.8 x 20.8 cm, mount 28 x 23 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: Knesebeck state Aa, Klipstein state IIa. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; collection of Miss Susan Minns of Boston. Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle; collector's wet stamp "SM" within square, in red; inscribed in pencil "Tod lithograph by K Kollwitz K35 early impression on Chine collé Susan Minns Coll." Lugt: 4396; Minns collector's stamp not in Lugt. Mat Inscription: former mat marked in pen with the names of Susan Minns, Carl Zigrosser, Kornfeld, and Muthmann and the sign of an arrow pointing to the word "Me."
box 2

35.AI (Knesebeck); 36.a (Klipstein) Conspiracy ( Beratung), between 1893 and 1897

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: sheet 3 from the cycle A Weavers' Revolt ( Ein Weberaufstand). Technique: crayon lithograph with scratch technique in black ink on beige chine collé mounted on copperplate paper. Dimensions: image 27.4 x 16.8 cm, sheet 31 x 20 cm, mount 28.5 x 29 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: Knesebeck state A1, Klipstein state a. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle; stamped initials "D.C.S.L." Lugt: 4396; stamped initials not in Lugt.
See also: 28.IVb and 28.IVd (Knesebeck) in Box 1; 35.AIIa (Knesebeck) in Box 2.
box 2

35.AIIa (Knesebeck); 36.b (Klipstein) Conspiracy [ Beratung], between 1893 and 1897

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: sheet 3 from the cycle A Weavers' Revolt ( Ein Weberaufstand). Technique: crayon lithograph with scratch technique in brown ink on chine collé mounted on copperplate paper. Dimensions: image 27.4 x 16.8 cm, sheet 29 x 18.3 cm, mount 38 x 24.3 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in lower right. State: Knesebeck state AIIa, Klipstein state b. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Hans Kollwitz; Estate Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: small letter x is inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet. Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle; initials H.K. inscribed in pencil; marked in pencil "K36." Lugt: 4396.
See also: 28.IVb and 28.IVd (Knesebeck)in Box 1; 35.A1 (Knesebeck) in Box 2.
box 2

36.IIa (Knesebeck); 32.Ia (Klipstein) copy 1 March of the Weavers ( Weberzug), 1897

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: sheet 4 of the cycle A Weavers' Revolt ( Ein Weberaufstand). Technique: line etching and sandpaper in black ink on copperplate paper. Dimensions: plate mark 21.6 x 29.5 cm, sheet 35 x 44.5 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right and dated 1892; Felsing's signature in lower left. Printer: Otto Felsing. State: Knesebeck state IIa, Klipstein state Ia. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz; Hans Kollwitz. Recto: small letter x inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner, above the collector's mark inscribed in pencil are the initials H.K. and in the lower left corner of sheet inscribed "K.32." Lugt: 4395.
box 2

36.IIa (Knesebeck); 32.Ia (Klipstein) copy 2 March of the Weavers ( Weberzug), between 1893 and 1897

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: sheet 4 of the cycle A Weavers' Revolt ( Ein Weberaufstand). Technique: line etching and sandpaper in black ink on copperplate paper. Dimensions: plate mark 21.6 x 29.5 cm, sheet 39 x 50 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right and inscribed Weber Bl.4, Felsing's signature in lower left. Printer: Otto Felsing. State: Knesebeck state IIa, Klipstein state Ia. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Beate Bonus-Jeep collection. Verso: inscribed in pencil "Kl.32-I" and "Jeep."
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36.IIa (Knesebeck); 32.Ia (Klipstein) copy 3 March of the Weavers ( Weberzug), between 1893 and 1897

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: sheet 4 from the cycle A Weavers' Revolt ( Ein Weberaufstand). Technique: line etching and sandpaper in black ink on copperplate paper. Dimensions: plate mark 21.6 x 29.5 cm, sheet 38 x 45.7 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in lower right. State: Knesebeck state IIa, Klipstein state Ia. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: inscribed in pencil along the lower margin "Révolte des Tisserands, La sortie." Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner. Lugt: 4395.
box 2

37.IIa (Knesebeck); 33.IIa (Klipstein) Storming the Gate - Attack [ Sturm], between 1893 and 1897

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: sheet 5 from the cycle A Weavers' Revolt" ( Ein Weberaufstand). Technique: line etching and sandpaper in black ink on copperplate paper. Dimensions: plate mark 23.8 x 29.5 cm, sheet 39 x 49.7 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right, Felsing's signature in lower left. Printer: Otto Felsing. State: Knesebeck state IIa, Klipstein state IIa. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Otto Kallir. Recto: inscribed in pencil "Weber, 5 (Aufruhr)", "#6-55%", "12R", and the letters "OK" [Otto Kallir]. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner and an illegible inscription in pencil. Lugt: 4395.
box 2

38.IIa (Knesebeck); 37.II (Klipstein) copy 1 End ( Ende), between 1893 and 1897

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: sheet 6 from the cycle A Weavers' Revolt ( Ein Weberaufstand). Technique: line etching, aquatint, sandpaper and burnisher in black ink on yellowish Japan paper. Dimensions: plate mark 24.7 x 30.7 cm, on sheet 30 x 41.4 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right, Felsing's signature in lower left. Printer: Otto Felsing. State: Knesebeck state IIa, Klipstein state II. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles.
box 2

38.IIa (Knesebeck); 37.II (Klipstein) copy 2 End ( Ende), between 1893 and 1897

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: sheet 6 from the cycle A Weavers' Revolt ( Ein Weberaufstand). Technique: line etching, aquatint, sandpaper and burnisher in black ink on Japan paper. Dimensions: plate mark 24.7 x 30.7 cm, sheet 34.6 x 42.2 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right, Felsing's signature in lower left. Printer: Otto Felsing. State: Knesebeck state IIa, Klipstein state II. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Peter Kollwitz. Recto: inscribed in pencil "K37", "703." Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner and inscribed in pen "This belonged to Peter 10/7 75 E.T." Lugt: 4395.
box 2

38.IIa (Knesebeck); 37.II (Klipstein) copy 3 End ( Ende), 1898

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: sheet 6 from the cycle A Weavers' Revolt ( Ein Weberaufstand). Technique: line etching, aquatint, sandpaper and burnisher in black ink on Japan paper. Dimensions: plate mark 24.7 x 30.7 cm, sheet 29.6 x 36.2 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right and dated 1898, Felsing's signature in lower left. Printer: Otto Felsing. State: Knesebeck state IIa, Klipstein state II. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: a small letter x is inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet. Verso: inscribed in pencil "K37."
box 2

40.IIb (Knesebeck); 38.IIIb (Klipstein) Woman at a Cradle ( Frau an der Wiege), 1897?

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: line etching, drypoint, and sandpaper in brown ink on velin-carton. Dimensions: plate mark 27.6 x 14.6 cm, sheet 62.5 x 48.5 cm. Signatures: unsigned. State: Knesebeck state IIb, Klipstein state IIIb. Edition: separate proof of Die graphischen Künste, possibly from 1903. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: oval embossed seal "Gesellschaft für vervielfält. Kunst Wien" in the lower margin of the sheet. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; inscribed "KL 38/IIIb", and other markings in pencil. Lugt: 4395.
box 3

43.IVa (Knesebeck); 41.IIIa (Klipstein) Woman with Crossed Hands ( Frau mit übereinandergelegten Händen), 1898 or 1899?

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: line etching, drypoint, aquatint, sandpaper, and roulette in brown ink on copperplate paper. Dimensions: plate mark 28.6 x 22.8 cm, sheet 55 x 44 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right, inscribed "Druck von unverstählter Platte" below the plate mark, Felsing's signature in lower left. Printer: Otto Felsing. State: Knesebeck state IVa; Klipstein state IIIa; proof annotated by the artist as before steelfacing. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: the German title inscribed in lower margin, marked "KL 41 IIIa", and three other markings in pencil. Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle. Lugt: 4396.
See also: 43.VIIb (Knesebeck) in Box 3.
box 3

43.VIIb (Knesebeck); 41.VI (Klipstein) Woman with Crossed Hands ( Frau mit übereinandergelegten Händen), 1898 or 1899?

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: line etching, drypoint, aquatint, sandpaper, and roulette in brown ink on thick, soft velin paper. Dimensions: plate mark 28.6 x 22.8 cm, sheet 50 x 39.2 cm. Signatures: unsigned. State: Knesebeck state VIIb, printed between 1963/65 and 1973, with Alexander von der Becke's Munich embossed seal "A.v.BECKE MUENCHEN-22" in the lower right corner of plate; Klipstein state VI. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Alexander von der Becke. Recto: marked "K41" in pencil.
See also: 43.III (Knesebeck) in Box 3.
box 3

46.IV (Knesebeck); 44.IV/V (Klipstein) Uprising ( Aufruhr), before early summer 1899

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: line etching, drypoint, aquatint, brush etching, sandpaper, and some roulette; printed in black ink on terracotta red China paper from a tone plate in brown; mounted on white copperplate paper; lightly reworked in brush in black ink. Dimensions: image 28.3 x 30.4 cm, plate mark 28.3 x 32 cm, mount 31 x 42 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right, at left below the image "Käte Kollwitz" weakly incised within the embossed blind plate. State: Knesebeck state IV; Klipstein state IV or state V. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; marked in pencil "KN46.IV", "Nr. 139." Lugt: 4395.
See also: 46.VIc (Knesebeck) in Box 3.
box 3

46.VIc (Knesebeck); 44 (Klipstein) Uprising ( Aufruhr), before early summer 1899

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: line etching, drypoint, aquatint, brush etching, sandpaper, and some roulette; printed in brown ink without any tone plate on copperplate paper; without incised script at left. Dimensions: plate mark 29.9 x 31.8 cm, sheet 44.2 x 54.1 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz and inscribed "Aufruhr" in pencil in lower right, Felsing's signature in lower left. Printer: Otto Felsing. State: Knesebeck state VIc, proof before the 1918 numbered edition; state not in Klipstein. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: marked 44 in pencil. Verso: two collector's wet stamps "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner, marked in pencil "K44", and a partially illegible pencil marking. Lugt: 4395.
See also: 46.IV (Knesebeck) in Box 3.
box 4

49.III (Knesebeck); 48.III (Klipstein) The Downtrodden ( Zertretene), before May 1900

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: line etching, drypoint, aquatint, and burnisher in black ink on copperplate paper. Dimensions: plate mark 23.9 x 83.6 cm, sheet 45.3 x 104 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right, Felsing's signature in lower left. Printer: Otto Felsing. State: Knesebeck state III, Klipstein state III. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Verso: two collector's wet stamps "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner and "RSA" within circle. Lugt: 4395; 4396.
See also: 32.IIb (Knesebeck) in Box 2; 49bis.IIc (Knesebeck) in Box 3.
box 3

49bis.IIAc (Knesebeck); 48.IV (Klipstein) The Downtrodden – Poor Family ( Zertretene – Arme Familie), , before May 1901

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: left scene of a composition originally in three sections cut into two parts, the plate is diminished at right, the strip separating the complete composition is eliminated. Technique: line etching, drypoint, aquatint, and burnisher in black ink on cream-colored Chine collé mounted on copperplate paper; printed over with a round cornered, broadly beveled embossing plate measuring 29.9 x 24.6 cm. Dimensions: plate mark 23 x 19.3 cm, sheet 24.8 x 20.4 cm, embossing 29.9 x 24.6 cm, mount 31.1 x 26.2 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right; Felsing's signature in lower left. Printer: Otto Felsing. State: Knesebeck state IIAc, Klipstein state IV. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner. Lugt: 4395.
See also: 49.III (Knesebeck) in Box 4.
box 3

50.IIc (Knesebeck); 46.IIb (Klipstein) Standing Female Nude ( Stehender weiblicher Akt), 1900

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: line etching and drypoint in dark brown ink, with plate edges made smooth, on copperplate paper. Dimensions: plate mark 17.7 x 13.7 cm, sheet 41 x 31.5 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right and inscribed "Druck von unverstählter Platte" below the lower margin of plate, Felsing's signature in lower left. Printer: Otto Felsing. State: Knesebeck state IIc, Klipstein state IIb; annotated by the artist as before steelfacing. Edition: Richter edition, 1918, 7/50. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: inscribed in pencil "K.46II/b Standing Female Nude", and two other illegible markings. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner, and two illegible markings in pencil. Lugt: 4395.
See also: 50.IIf (Knesebeck) in Box 3.
box 3

50.IIf (Knesebeck); 46.IIc (Klipstein) Standing Female Nude ( Stehender weiblicher Akt), 1900

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: line etching and drypoint in dark brown ink, with considerable tone, on thick, soft velin paper. Dimensions: plate mark 17.7 x 13.7 cm, sheet 35.1 x 26 cm. Signatures: unsigned. State: Knesebeck state IIf dated between 1963/65 and 1972, with Alexander von der Becke's Munich embossed seal "A.v.Becke Muenchen-22" in the lower right corner of plate; Klipstein state IIc dated after 1931. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Alexander von der Becke. Recto: inscribed in pencil "112-KL46."
See also: 50.IIc (Knesebeck) in Box 3.
box 3

51.Va4 (Knesebeck); 49.V (Klipstein) The Carmagnole ( Die Carmagnole ), before mid-March 1901

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: line etching, drypoint, aquatint respectively brush etching and sandpaper in brown ink on ribbed laid paper with a Van Gelder Zonen watermark. Dimensions: image 52.7 x 34.3, plate mark 58.8 x 41.2, sheet 65.5 x 49.5 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right, Felsing's signature in lower left. Printer: Otto Felsing. State: Knesebeck state Va4, early proof on ribbed laid paper; Klipstein state V. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Verso: two collector's wet stamps "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; illegible inscription, possibly the name of P Viktor Raisch or Reisch with address, by unknown hand; a marking in pencil. Lugt: 4395.
See also: 182 (Nagel/Timm) in Box 19.
box 3

53.II (Knesebeck); 54.a (Klipstein) City Outskirts ( Vorstadt), before mid-June 1901

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: lithograph from aluminum plate, a process called Algraphie; in black ink on reddish brown cardboard paper with color highlights in white, green, orange and red pastel added by hand; with the monogram KK in the lower right corner partially covered. Dimensions: image 22.8 x 17.9 cm, sheet 29.3 x 25 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: Knesebeck state II, from aluminum plate only; Klipstein state a, from aluminium plate only. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: marking in pencil B 40941 in the lower margin of sheet. Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle. Lugt: 4396.
See also: 53.IIIb (Knesebeck) in Box 3.
box 3

53.IIIb (Knesebeck); 54 (Klipstein) City Outskirts ( Vorstadt), before mid-June 1901

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: lithograph from aluminum plate, a process called Algraphie; in brown ink on imitation Japan paper, with the monogram KK in the lower right corner obscured. Dimensions: plate mark 22.8 x 17.9 cm, sheet 39.4 x 29.9 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: Knesebeck state IIIb, Klipstein 54, this state not in Klipstein. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle; marked in pencil "K54a", "Klips. 54, Fr."; inscribed "Vorstadt"; traces of two erased inscriptions visible in the lower margin of sheet. Verso: wet collector's stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner. Lugt: 4396; 4395.
See also: 53.II (Knesebeck) in Box 3.
box 3

55.IIa/b (Knesebeck); 58.I (Klipstein) Hamburg Tavern ( Hamburger Kneipe), before mid-June 1901

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: soft ground line etching and sandpaper in black ink on copperplate paper. Dimensions: plate mark 19.5 x 24.8 cm, sheet 31.3 x 44.8 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right, initialed KK in the left of the plate, Felsing's signature "O. Felsing Berlin gedr." in lower left. Printer: Otto Felsing. State: Knesebeck state IIa or IIb, Klipstein probably state I. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles.
See also: 55.IIc (Knesebeck) in Box 3.
box 3

55.IIc (Knesebeck); 58.Ic (Klipstein) Hamburg Tavern ( Hamburger Kneipe), before mid-June 1901

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: soft ground line etching and sandpaper in black ink on copperplate paper. Dimensions: plate mark 19.5 x 24.8 cm, sheet 32 x 41 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right, initialed KK in the left of the plate, Felsing's signature in lower left. Printer: Otto Felsing. State: Knesebeck state IIc; Klipstein state Ic. Edition: Richter edition, 1918, 14/50. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: inscribed in pencil "K.58", "2235." Verso: marked in pencil "95" within circle.
See also: 55.IIa/b (Knesebeck) in Box 3.
box 3

56.II2 (Knesebeck); 56 (Klipstein) Woman with Orange ( Frau mit Orange), 1901

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: combination print from one copperplate (aquatint, lift-ground or reservage, and drypoint) and stone (brush lithograph); the copperplate inked gray-black and the stone inked orange, without a second pink tone copperplate, so that unprinted paper is visible at the lampshade; collé on brownish-gray laid paper with ribbing. Dimensions: plate mark 23 x 11.2 cm, sheet 44 x 29 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right; initialed KK in plate at lower left. State: Knesebeck state II2, with vertical drypoint lines upon the round bottom of the lamp, proof; states are not listed in Klipstein. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle; inscribed in pencil "Sievers 56", "Klipstein 56", "(dort genanntes Ex.)", "Ex. des Verlegers Dr. Meyer (Emil Richter - Dresden) und aus Slg. Dr. Noeske (nach dieser Angabe nur 7 Ex. bekannt)"; illegible markings in pencil. Lugt: 4396.
box 3

64.I (Knesebeck); 61 (Klipstein) Ploughmen and Woman ( Pflugzieher und Weib), before June 1902

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: the cycle Peasants' War ( Bauernkrieg), rejected second version of the first sheet. Technique: crayon and brush lithograph in two colors, with the drawing stone in dark brown and a tone stone in light brown, with spray and scratch techniques on the drawing stone, on browned paper. Dimensions: image 36.5 x 50.4 cm, sheet 45.8 x 59.7 cm. Signatures: without handwritten signature, signed and dated "K. Kollwitz 02" in plate in the lower left corner. State: Knesebeck state I, proof on imitation laid paper, without watermark. Edition: Richter edition. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Dr. Walter Plew; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: collector's blindstamp "PLEW" in the lower right corner of sheet, small letter x and illegible inscription in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet, marked in pencil "61" and "KL61." Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner. Lugt: 4395; Plew collector's mark not in Lugt.
box 3

65.BI (Knesebeck); 59.a (Klipstein) Arming in a Vault ( Bewaffnung in einem Gewölbe), before June 1902

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: the cycle Peasants' War ( Bauernkrieg), rejected version of the fourth sheet. Technique: crayon and brush lithograph with the tone stone in light green extending on all sides beyond the drawing stone and the tone stone in orange, with scratch technique on the drawing stone, on Japan paper. Dimensions: image 36.9 x 23.3 cm, sheet 44.3 x 30 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower left, signed and dated (scratched) "Kollwitz 02" in the drawing stone at lower left. State: Knesebeck state BI; Klipstein state a; proof. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Heinrich Stinnes collection, Cologne. Recto: marked in pencil F6237. Verso: a pencil sketch drawn by hand; collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle; handwritten note in pencil "Bewaffnung in einem Gewölbe, Litho 1902, Aus Slg Dr Heinrich Stinnes, Köln" and the number 103003591; marking in pencil in the lower right corner. Lugt: 4396.
See also: 65.Cb (Knesebeck) in Box 3.
box 3

65.Cb (Knesebeck); 59.b (Klipstein) Arming in a Vault ( Bewaffnung in einem Gewölbe), before June 1902

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: the cycle Peasants' War ( Bauernkrieg), rejected version of the fourth sheet. Technique: crayon and brush lithograph in dark brown and light brown, with scratch technique on the drawing stone, on imitation Japan paper. Dimensions: image 36.9 x 23.3 cm, sheet 52 x 39.5 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right, signed and dated (scratched) "Kollwitz 02" in the drawing stone at lower left. State: Knesebeck state Cb; Klipstein state b; proof. Edition: Richter edition, 1918, 23/50. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: marked in pencil "K59", "1619." Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner, and two markings added in pencil. Lugt: 4395.
See also: 65.BI (Knesebeck) in Box 3.
box 5

67 (Knesebeck); 63 (Klipstein) Two Men Charging, Technical Trial ( Zwei Anstürmende, technische Probe), circa 1902

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: technical trial for the fifth sheet Charge ( Losbruch) of the cycle Peasants' War ( Bauernkrieg). Technique: etching (soft ground with common salt) in black ink on copperplate paper. Dimensions: plate mark 13 x 17.6 cm, sheet 20 x 30 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: presumably unique state. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Walter and Johanna Wolf collection; Otto Kallir collection. Recto: inscribed in pencil "Kochsalz durchgesiebt, dann darauf durchgedruckt." Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle; inscribed in pencil Klipstein 63, Slg. Otto Kallir, and the letters KK. Lugt: 4396.
See also: 70.III and 70.VII (Knesebeck) in Box 5.
box 5

70.III (Knesebeck); 66.III (Klipstein) Charge ( Losbruch), between 1902 and 1903

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: sheet 5 from the cycle Peasants' War ( Bauernkrieg). Technique: line etching, drypoint, aquatint, lift-ground or reservage, and soft ground, with the imprint of two fabrics and Ziegler's transfer paper; printed in black ink on copperplate paper; reworked with white pigment and black wash. Dimensions: plate mark 51.5 x 59.2 cm, sheet 52 x 60.5 cm. Signatures: signed in plate "K. Kollwitz" in the lower right and in pencil "III Kollwitz" in the lower left of the image. State: Knesebeck state III; Klipstein state III. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Emil Richter. Recto: marked in pencil "F6245" in lower margin; marked "III" in the lower right corner of sheet. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; inscribed in pencil "10 Eig Rich [Eigentum Richter]." Lugt: 4395.
See also: 67 and 70.VII (Knesebeck) in Box 5; 191a (Nagel/Timm) in Box 19.
box 5

70.VII (Knesebeck); 66.VII (Klipstein) Charge ( Losbruch), between 1902 and 1903

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: sheet 5 from the cycle Peasants' War ( Bauernkrieg). Technique: line etching, drypoint, aquatint, lift-ground or reservage, and soft ground, with the imprint of two fabrics and Ziegler's transfer paper; printed in brown ink on copperplate paper. Dimensions: plate mark 51.5 x 59.2 cm, sheet 62 x 68 cm. Signatures: signed in plate "K. Kollwitz 1902", Felsing's signature in lower left. Printer: Otto Felsing. State: Knesebeck state VII; Klipstein state VII. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Hans Kollwitz. Recto: inscribed in pencil in the lower left of sheet K. Kollwitz Bauernkrieg. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; initials H.K. inscribed in pencil. Lugt: 4395.
See also: 67 and 70.III (Knesebeck) in Box 5; 191a (Nagel/Timm) in Box 19.
box 5

72.I (Knesebeck); 82 (Klipstein) Head of a Worker Woman, Three-Quarter Profile towards Right ( Kopf einer Arbeiterfrau im Dreiviertelprofil nach rechts ), 1902 or 1903

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon lithograph (transfer of a lost drawing on sized grain paper) in black ink on white paper. Dimensions: sheet 32.1 x 25.3 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower left. State: Knesebeck state I, before the composition is reduced, framed by a continuous line along the right and at bottom of the composition; states not in Klipstein. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Verso: two collector's wet stamps "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; inscribed in pencil "Klipst. 82"; and two other markings in pencil. Lugt: 4395.
box 5

72.IIIBa (Knesebeck); 82 (Klipstein) Head of a Worker Woman, Three-Quarter Profile towards Right ( Kopf einer Arbeiterfrau im Dreiviertelprofil nach rechts ), 1902 or 1903

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon lithograph (transfer of a lost drawing on sized grain paper) in black ink on thick brown paper. Dimensions: image 30.1 x 24.2 cm, sheet 47 x 26.3 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: Knesebeck state IIIBa, with the continuous line at right and at the bottom of the composition removed and with the lower left corner of the composition, which previously revealed the tone of the paper, lightly toned; states not in Klipstein. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Collection of Ludwig von Erl. Recto: inscribed in pencil along the lower margin of sheet ""Frauenkopf" drei Abzüge"; in the lower right corner of sheet inscribed "Collection of Ludwig v. Erl"; and a marking in pencil. Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle; marking in pencil. Lugt: 4396.
box 5

74.IIa (Knesebeck); 67.IIa (Klipstein) Worker Woman in Profile towards Left ( Arbeiterfrau im Profil nach links), final version, 1903

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon and brush lithograph with scratch technique, in brown ink on grey Japan paper. Dimensions: image ca. 44.5 x 33 cm, sheet 55 x 38 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower left. State: Knesebeck state IIa, proof; Klipstein state IIa. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles.
See also: 74.IIb (Knesebeck) in Box 5.
box 5

74.IIb (Knesebeck); 67.IIb (Klipstein) Worker Woman in Profile towards Left ( Arbeiterfrau im Profil nach links), final version, 1903

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon and brush lithograph with scratch technique, in brown ink on imitation Japan paper. Dimensions: image ca. 44.5 x 33 cm, sheet 53 x 40 cm. Signatures: signed and dated by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: Knesebeck state IIb, proof before the 1918 numbered edition; Klipstein state IIb, unnumbered. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: small letter x and the markings "K67" and "Kl 67II" are inscribed in pencil in the lower left of sheet. Verso: inscribed by the artist in pencil "Privatbesitz K. Kollwitz"; marked in pencil "unverkfl. [unverkäuflich?]" in the lower right.
See also: 74.IIa (Knesebeck) in Box 5.
box 5

75.AI1 (Knesebeck); 68.I (Klipstein) Bust of a Worker Woman with Blue Shawl ( Brustbild einer Arbeiterfrau mit blauem Tuch ), 1903

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon and brush lithograph in two colors, with scratch technique in the drawing stone, printed blue on Japan paper. Dimensions: image 35.6 x 24.6, sheet 36.5 x 27.6 cm. Signatures: unsigned. State: Knesebeck state AI1, proof from the original stone with the tone stone (brush) in light brown at top extending unevenly beyond the blue drawing stone and the blue drawing stone (crayon and brush) not even along its lateral edges; Klipstein state I. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet a small letter x and "K68 Kl II." Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle. Lugt: 4396.
See also: drawing Bust of a Worker Woman with Blue Shawl without Nagel/Timm number in Box 21.
box 5

81.II (Knesebeck); 72.II (Klipstein) Woman with Dead Child ( Frau mit totem Kind), 1903

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: line etching, drypoint, sandpaper, and soft ground with the imprint of ribbed laid paper and Ziegler's transfer paper; printed in black ink on copperplate paper. Dimensions: sheet 41.3 x 48 cm. Signatures: unsigned. State: Knesebeck state II, with the imprint of ribbed laid paper but without the watermark in reverse; Klipstein state II. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Max Fingerhut collection. Recto: marked in pencil in the lower left of sheet K.72 II, inscribed "Frau mit totem Kind II Zustd" [i.e. Zustand], marked F6309. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; collector's wet stamp "Max Fingerhut" within an oval; inscribed in pencil "Passepartout," marked "K72", and one more illegible marking. Lugt: 4395; Fingerhut collector's mark not in Lugt.
See also: 81.VIIIa (Knesebeck) in Box 5; 241 (Nagel/Timm) in Box 19.
box 5

81.VIIIa (Knesebeck); 72.VIIIa (Klipstein) Woman with Dead Child ( Frau mit totem Kind), 1903

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: line etching, drypoint, sandpaper, and soft ground, with the imprint of laid paper and Ziegler's transfer paper; printed in black ink on greenish gray chine collé and mounted on velin-carton. Dimensions: sheet 41.5 x 47.5 cm, mount 47 x 53 cm. Signatures: signed in plate in the upper right "Kollwitz 03," Felsing's signature "O. Felsing Berlin gedr." in lower left. Printer: Otto Felsing. State: Knesebeck state VIIIa, proof; Klipstein state VIIIa. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: a small letter x inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; marked in pencil "K72." Lugt: 4395.
See also: 81.II (Knesebeck) in Box 5; 241 (Nagel/Timm) in Box 19.
box 5

82.b (Knesebeck); 78.a (Klipstein) Male Head towards Right ( Männerkopf nach rechts), not before 1903

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: soft ground etching and sandpaper, in brown ink on copperplate paper. Dimensions: plate mark 17.9 x 12.9 cm, sheet 41 x 32 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz and inscribed "unverstählt" in lower right. State: Knesebeck state b, proof, annotated by the artist as before steelfacing; Klipstein state a. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: small letter x, letter K and "K78I" inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet.
box 5

83.IIIc (Knesebeck); 73.IIIb (Klipstein) Young Couple ( Junges Paar ), 1904?

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: line etching, sandpaper, lift-ground (reservage), and soft ground with imprint of fabric; printed in brown ink on copperplate paper. Dimensions: plate mark 29.7 x 31.8 cm, sheet 40 x 45.5 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in the lower right and inscribed in the lower right of sheet "Druck von unverstählter Platte"; Felsing's signature in lower left. Printer: Otto Felsing. State: Knesebeck state IIIc annotated by the artist as before steelfacing, with the lampshade and its reflection upon the wall for the most part without tone; Klipstein state IIIb. Edition: Richter edition, 1918, 5/50. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: pencil marking in the lower left of sheet. Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle. Lugt: 4396.
box 5

86.IV (Knesebeck); 91.IV (Klipstein) Inspiration ( Inspiration), 1904 or 1905

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: the cycle Peasants' War ( Bauernkrieg), rejected first version of the third sheet. Technique: line etching, drypoint, lift-ground (reservage), sandpaper, and soft ground with the imprint of laid paper; printed in brown ink on copperplate paper; reworked with conté crayon, charcoal, and white and brownish chalk. Dimensions: plate mark 56.4 x 29.7 cm, sheet 69 x 42.5 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower left. State: Knesebeck state IV; Klipstein state IV. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Heinrich Stinnes collection, Cologne; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle; collector's wet stamp initials HS interlocked; marked in pencil "F6280", "K.91 IV", "I Fass. IV Zust. [i.e. Zustand]". Verso: inscribed "15 Eig Koll dir [eigenhändig Kollwitz direxit]". Lugt: 4396; 1376a.
See also: 86.VIIb (Knesebeck) in Box 5.
box 5

86.VIIb (Knesebeck); 91.VIIa (Klipstein) Inspiration ( Inspiration), 1904 or 1905

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: the cycle Peasants' War ( Bauernkrieg), rejected first version of the third sheet. Technique: line etching, drypoint, lift-ground (reservage), sandpaper, and soft ground with the imprint of laid paper; printed in brown ink on copperplate paper. Dimensions: plate mark 56.4 x 29.7 cm, sheet 68 x 56 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil within the plate mark in lower right and inscribed "Druck von unverstählter Platte" below the plate mark, Felsing's signature in lower left. Printer: Otto Felsing. State: Knesebeck state VIIb, proof annotated by the artist presumably not before 1911 as before steelfacing; Klipstein state VIIa. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner, inscribed in pencil "Kollwitz Etching 51" and two other markings in pencil. Lugt: 4395.
See also: 86.IV (Knesebeck) in Box 5.
box 6

87.I (Knesebeck); 89.I (Klipstein) Woman with Scythe ( Frau mit Sense), 1904 or 1905

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: rejected second version of the third sheet of the cycle Peasants' War ( Bauernkrieg). Technique: line etching, drypoint, sandpaper, and soft ground with the imprint of fabric; printed in black ink on copperplate paper; reworked with brush and ink, and pencil. Dimensions: trimmed to platemark 37.4 x 23.4 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz "unverkäufl" in pencil in lower right. State: Knesebeck state I, before the application of aquatint and before indication of the ground upon which the figure stands; Klipstein state I. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: inscribed [by Kollwitz?] in pencil in Sütterlin in lower left Frau mit Sense I Zustand Platte verworfen; Roman numeral I inscribed in pencil at left; in lower right corner marked in pencil Roman numeral I and number 58a. Verso: two collector's wet stamps "RSA" within circle; inscribed in pencil unverkäuflich K. Kollwitz 29.2.12; K.89; and an illegible marking in pencil. Lugt: 4396.
See also: 392 (Nagel/Timm) in Box 19 and 393 (Nagel/Timm) in Box 19.
box 6

88.V (Knesebeck); 90.V (Klipstein) Sharpening the Scythe ( Beim Dengeln), before mid-May 1905

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: sheet 3 of the cycle Peasants' War ( Bauernkrieg). Technique: line etching, drypoint, sandpaper, aquatint, and soft ground with imprint of laid paper and Ziegler's transfer paper; printed in black ink on copperplate paper. Dimensions: image 29.7 x 29.7 cm, sheet 51.2 x 35 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right, Felsing's signature "O. Felsing Berlin gedr." in lower left. Printer: Otto Felsing. State: Knesebeck state V, Klipstein state V. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: small letter x inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet; inscribed in pencil "S.90", "V. Zustand." Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; inscribed in pencil "5. Zust. Lugt: 4395."
See also: 88.VI (Knesebeck), 88.IX (Knesebeck) in box 6.
box 6

88.VI (Knesebeck); 90.VI (Klipstein) Sharpening the Scythe ( Beim Dengeln), before mid-May 1905

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: sheet 3 of the cycle Peasants' War ( Bauernkrieg). Technique: line etching, drypoint, sandpaper, aquatint, and soft ground with imprint of laid paper and Ziegler's transfer paper; printed in black ink on copperplate paper; retouched with charcoal and black chalk. Dimensions: image 29.7 x 29.7 cm, trimmed to the edge of the plate; sheet 30.2 x 30 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: Knesebeck state VI, Klipstein state VI. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; inscribed in pencil "Lehrs", "S.90", "4 Lehrs Richter." Lugt: 4395.
See also: 88.V (Knesebeck), 88.IX (Knesebeck) in Box 6.
box 6

88.IX (Knesebeck); 90.VIII (Klipstein) Sharpening the Scythe ( Beim Dengeln), before mid-May 1905

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: sheet 3 of the cycle Peasants' War ( Bauernkrieg). Technique: line etching, drypoint, sandpaper, aquatint, and soft ground with imprint of laid paper and Ziegler's transfer paper; printed in black ink on copperplate paper. Dimensions: image 29.7 x 29.7 cm, sheet 39 x 40 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right, Felsing's signature "O. Felsing Berlin gedr." in lower left. Printer: Otto Felsing. State: Knesebeck state IX, with additional lines on the left side of the figure's chest; Klipstein state VIII. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner. Lugt: 4395.
See also: 88.V (Knesebeck), 88.VI (Knesebeck) in Box 6.
box 6

89 (Knesebeck); 83 (Klipstein) Woman, the Chin Supported by the Right Hand ( Frau, das Kinn in die rechte Hand gestützt ), 1905?

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon and brush lithograph with scratch technique, transfer of a lost drawing upon ribbed Ingres laid paper with watermark "A.L." in an oval, printed in brown ink on brown colored paper. Dimensions: image 38 x 26.3 cm, sheet 47 x 32.2 cm. Signatures: initialed "K" in lower right of image. State: Knesebeck and Klipstein list proofs in brown ink only. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Otto Kalllir. Recto: inscribed in pencil "K. 83 Kopf" in lower left corner of sheet and letters "OK" [Otto Kallir] in the lower right corner of sheet. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; inscribed in pencil "1090", "Klipst. 83"; another marking in pencil in lower right. Lugt: 4395.
box 6

90 (Knesebeck); 84 (Klipstein) Half-Figure of a Woman, the Right Hand Covering the Mouth ( Halbfigur einer Frau mit der rechten Hand den Mund bedeckend ), 1905?

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon lithograph in brown ink on gray bristol carton, transfer of a lost drawing on laid Ingres paper. Dimensions: image 40 x 24.8 cm, sheet 45 x 30 cm. Signatures: initialed "K" in pencil below the left elbow of the figure. State: only state. Edition: proof. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Otto Kallir. Recto: letters "OK" [Otto Kallir] inscribed in pencil in the lower right of sheet. Verso: inscribed in pencil "Klipst. 84", "1091", and another marking in pencil.
box 6

91.IIIA (Knesebeck); 85.II (Klipstein) Half-Figure of a Woman with Crossed Arms ( Halbfigur einer Frau mit verschränkten Armen ), 1905?

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon and brush lithograph with the drawing stone in dark brown, the tone stone for the background in blue, and the tone stone for the figure with areas omitted for highlights in gray-brown; printed on brown-yellow, strongly textured woven paper. Dimensions: image ca. 55 x 42 cm, sheet 64 x 50 cm. Signatures: signed "Käthe Kollwitz Probedruck" in pencil in lower right. State: Knesebeck state IIIA, Klipstein state II. Edition: proof. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Verso: two collector's wet stamps "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner, marking in pencil in the lower left. Lugt: 4395.
box 6

92.II (Knesebeck); 86.II (Klipstein) Self-Portrait with Left Hand ( Selbstbildnis mit der linken Hand), 1905?

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: line etching, drypoint, sandpaper, aquatint, and soft ground with imprint of laid paper printed in black ink on white copperplate paper. Dimensions: image 33.8 x 24.7, trimmed with loss of plate mark. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: Knesebeck state II, Klipstein state II. Edition: only proof of the 2nd state. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Alexander von der Becke; Private collection in Switzerland. Recto: marked in pencil "II" in the lower right corner, marked in pencil "89" in the upper left corner. Verso: inscribed in pencil "S.86 II"; "Kn. 92"; "xx"; "F6386"; "KK"; and a partially illegible marking with number 48.
box 6

93.IIIa/b (Knesebeck); 76.III (Klipstein) Woman's Head ( Frauenkopf), 1905?

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: line etching, drypoint, aquatint, sandpaper, and soft ground; printed in brown ink on copperplate paper. Dimensions: plate mark 23.5 x 14.1 cm, sheet 23.3 x 15.3 cm; upper margin trimmed with loss of plate mark. Signatures: initialed "K" in plate in lower left, signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil within the lower left corner of image, Felsing's signature "O. Felsing Berlin gedr." in lower left. Printer: Otto Felsing. State: Knesebeck state III a or b; Klipstein state III, this substate is not listed in Klipstein. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Verso: inscribed in pencil is number 39 within circle.
See also: 93.Vb (Knesebeck) in Box 6.
box 6

93.Vb (Knesebeck); 76.V (Klipstein) Woman's Head ( Frauenkopf), 1905?

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: line etching, drypoint, aquatint, sandpaper, and soft ground; printed in black ink on copperplate paper. Dimensions: plate mark 23.5 x 14.1 cm, sheet 34 x 23.5 cm. Signatures: initialed "K" in plate in lower left. State: Knesebeck state Vb, printed between 1946/48 or 1963/65 with Alexander von der Becke's three-line Berlin-Halensee embossed seal in the lower right corner of image; Klipstein state V. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Alexander von der Becke; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet a small letter x and the number 42; inscribed in pencil along the lower margin Käthe Kollwitz "Frauenkopf 1904 K.76"; "24-169-7"; and another marking in pencil in the lower right corner of sheet.
See also: 93.IIIa/b (Knesebeck) in Box 6.
box 6

94.IIIa (Knesebeck); 77.IIIa (Klipstein) Woman's Head, Lowered ( Gesenkter Frauenkopf), 1905?

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: line etching, drypoint, roulette, and soft ground with imprint of fabric and of laid paper with the watermark "MBM"; printed in brown ink on Japan paper. Dimensions: plate mark 38.1 x 31.9 cm, sheet 52.5 x 42.5 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right, Felsing's signature "O. Felsing Berlin gedr." in lower left. Printer: Otto Felsing. State: Knesebeck state IIIa, Klipstein state IIIa. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: inscribed in pencil in the lower left of sheet "No. 17", "1713/22", and another marking in pencil. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner, marked in pencil number 172 within circle. Lugt: 4395.
See also: 94.Vb (Knesebeck) in Box 6.
box 6

94.Vb (Knesebeck); 77.Vb (Klipstein) Woman's Head, Lowered ( Gesenkter Frauenkopf), 1905?

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: line etching, drypoint, roulette, and soft ground with imprint of fabric and of laid paper with the watermark "MBM"; printed in black ink on copperplate paper. Dimensions: 38.1 x 31.9 cm, sheet 50.2 x 40 cm. Signatures: unsigned. State: proof. Edition: by Alexander von der Becke between 1931 and 1941. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: marked in pencil in lower left and lower right "K.77"; with Alexander von der Becke's Munich embossed seal "A.v.d.Becke/Muenchen-22" in the lower right of image. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner. Lugt: 4395.
See also: 94.IIIa (Knesebeck) in Box 6.
box 6

95.II (Knesebeck); 93.II (Klipstein) Poster for the German Cottage Industry Exhibition, Berlin 1906 ( Plakat der Deutschen Heimarbeit-Ausstellung Berlin 1906 ), January 1906

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon and brush lithograph with spray and scratch technique, printed in black-brown ink on smooth carton. Dimensions: image 69.5 x 49 cm, without caption; sheet 73.3 x 51.5 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right, lithographed signature "Kollwitz" in lower left, printer's name and address lithographed in lower right. Printer: H. Meysel Nachf. Berlin N.24. State: Knesebeck state II, Klipstein state II. Edition: one of 300 proofs in black-brown, on smooth carton. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: collector's wet stamp in green ink "aBs" within circle; inscribed in pencil "S93", "2524", and a small letter x in red. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; inscribed in pencil "Plakat der deutschen Heimarbeit-Ausstellung Berlin 1906 / 1905 Litho Staat II Cat Klipstein no 93." Lugt: collector's stamp not in Lugt; 4395.
See also: 95.III (Knesebeck) in Box 6.
box 6

95.III (Knesebeck); 93.III (Klipstein) Poster for the German Cottage Industry Exhibition, Berlin 1906 ( Plakat der Deutschen Heimarbeit-Ausstellung Berlin 1906 ), January 1906

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon and brush lithograph with spray; printed on thin, smooth paper; tonal values and scratch technique added by the printer. Dimensions: image 68.8 x 48.5 cm, without the printer's address in lower right; sheet 76 x 48 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower left. Printer: H. Meysel Nachf. Berlin N.24. State: Knesebeck state III, Klipstein state III. Edition: proof in red-brown. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: inscribed in pencil in lower margin "K.93III", "7351a", "1967", "R." Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner, inscribed in pencil in upper left "M11905", pencil inscription in lower left "TR 16000/3.4." Lugt: 4395.
See also: 95.II (Knesebeck) in Box 6.
box 7

96.III (Knesebeck); 95.III (Klipstein) Arming in a Vault ( Bewaffnung in einem Gewölbe), before mid-June 1906

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: sheet 4 of the cycle Peasants' War ( Bauernkrieg). Technique: etching, drypoint, aquatint, and soft ground with imprint of Ziegler's transfer paper; printed in black ink on copperplate paper; retouched in black gouache and white chalk. Dimensions: plate mark 49 x 32.7 cm, cut on plate mark with loss of plate mark at right. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in lower left. State: Knesebeck state III, Klipstein state III. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Emil Richter. Recto: inscribed in pencil in lower margin "F6239", "III Zust"; Roman numeral III inscribed within the vaulted space at left. Verso: two collector's wet stamps "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner, inscribed in pencil "9 Eig Rich [Eigentum Richter]", "7177", "526-2784", and other illegible markings. Lugt: 4395.
See also: 96.V (Knesebeck) in Box 7.
box 7

96.V (Knesebeck); 95.V (Klipstein) Arming in a Vault ( Bewaffnung in einem Gewölbe), before mid-June 1906

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: sheet 4 of the cycle Peasants' War ( Bauernkrieg). Technique: line etching, drypoint, aquatint, and soft ground with the imprint of Ziegler's transfer paper; printed in black and grey-brown inks on copperplate paper. Dimensions: plate mark 49.7 x 32.7 cm, sheet 61.3 x 43.4 cm. Signatures: unsigned. State: Knesebeck state V, Klipstein state V. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Hans Kollwitz; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: small letter x inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet, in the lower right of sheet inscribed in pencil "K95 V or VI of IX", number 95 inscribed in pencil. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner, initials H.K. inscribed in pencil, marked in pencil "K.95." Lugt: 4395.
See also: 96.III (Knesebeck) in Box 7.
box 7

98.V (Knesebeck); 92.V (Klipstein) Ploughmen with Woman Standing in Foreground ( Pflüger mit stehender Frau im Vordergrund ), 1906?

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: rejected third version of the first sheet of the cycle Peasants' War ( Bauernkrieg). Technique: line etching, needle bundle, and soft ground with imprint of ribbed laid paper and Ziegler's transfer paper; printed in black ink on copperplate paper; reworked with pencil. Dimensions: plate mark 45.5 x 59.6 cm, cut on plate mark. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in the upper right. State: Knesebeck state V, reworked with pencil drawings indicating the changes planned for the 6th state; Klipstein state V. Edition: proof. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Heinrich Stinnes collection, Cologne [?]. Recto: inscribed in pencil along the lower margin number 51878, in the lower right corner inscribed "V. Zust", small number 2 marked in pencil in the upper left corner. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner, inscribed in pencil number 51878 and number 604 within circle, another marking in pencil in the upper margin. Lugt: 4395.
See also: drawing Ploughmen with Woman Standing in Foreground , without Nagel/Timm number in Box 21.
box 7

99.V (Knesebeck); 94.IV (Klipstein) The Ploughmen ( Die Pflüger ), before mid-January 1907

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: sheet 1 of the cycle Peasants' War ( Bauernkrieg). Technique: line etching, drypoint, aquatint, lift-ground (reservage), sandpaper, needle bundle, and soft ground with the imprint of Ziegler's transfer paper; printed in black ink on copperplate paper; retouched in grey wash and white and off-white gouache. Dimensions: plate mark 31.5 x 45 cm, cut on plate mark with loss of plate mark at right. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil within image in lower right. State: Knesebeck state V, before the completion of the aquatint in the sky; Klipstein state IV. Edition: probably the only worked over print from this state. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Heinrich Stinnes collection, Cologne. Recto: Roman numeral IV inscribed within image at right. Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle; inscribed in pencil "Aus der Slg. Stinnes Boerner-Katalog v. 10, Nov 1932, No. 135"; inscribed in pencil "Klipstein"; marked in pencil "49208." Lugt: 4396.
See also: 99.VI and 99.VIII (Knesebeck) in Box 7; drawing Boy Pulling a Plow, without Nagel/Timm number in Box 21; drawing The Ploughmen, without Nagel/Timm number in Box 21.
box 7

99.VI (Knesebeck); 94.V (Klipstein) The Ploughmen ( Die Pflüger ), before mid-January 1907

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: sheet 1 of the cycle Peasants' War ( Bauernkrieg). Technique: line etching, drypoint, aquatint, lift-ground (reservage), sandpaper, needle bundle, and soft ground with the imprint of Ziegler's transfer paper; printed in black ink on copperplate paper; reworked with pencil, chalk, grey wash, and off-white gouache. Dimensions: image 31.5 x 45.4 cm, cut on plate mark. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right, Felsing's signature "O. Felsing Berlin gedr." in lower left. Printer: Otto Felsing. State: Knesebeck state VI, with horizontal lines incised at the shoulder blade on the shirt of the foremost ploughman; Klipstein state V. Edition: working proof with folding crease. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Tremmel Collection, Bavaria; Ackermann and Sauerwein, Munich; Paul Graupe, Berlin. Recto: Roman numeral V inscribed in pencil in the right portion of image, "V. Zust." inscribed in pencil in the lower right corner. Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle; inscribed in pencil "Kollwitz Pflüger, Blatt I aus dem Zyklus "Bauernkrieg", Rad. 1906, Sievers Cat. V [(illegible)]", faded number "103003056"; marked in pencil "K.94." Lugt: 4396.
See also: 99.V and 99.VIII (Knesebeck) in Box 7; drawing Boy Pulling a Plow, without Nagel/Timm number in Box 21; drawing The Ploughmen, without Nagel/Timm number Box 21.
box 7

99.VIII (Knesebeck); 94.VI (Klipstein) The Ploughmen ( Die Pflüger ), before mid-January 1907

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: sheet 1 of the cycle Peasants' War ( Bauernkrieg). Technique: line etching, drypoint, aquatint, lift-ground (reservage), sandpaper, needle bundle, and soft ground with the imprint of Ziegler's transfer paper; printed in black ink on Japan paper. Dimensions: plate mark 31.5 x 45.4 cm, sheet 42.5 x 58 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: Knesebeck state VIII, Klipstein state VI. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: small letter x inscribed in the lower left corner of sheet. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner. Lugt: 4395.
See also: 99.V and 99.VI (Knesebeck) in Box 7; drawing Boy Pulling a Plow , without Nagel/Timm number in Box 21; drawing The Ploughmen, without Nagel/Timm number in Box 21.
box 7

100.IV (Knesebeck); 96.III (Klipstein) Battlefield ( Schlachtfeld), 1907

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: sheet 6 of the series Peasants' War ( Bauernkrieg). Technique: line etching, drypoint, aquatint, sandpaper, and soft ground, with the imprint of ribbed laid paper and Ziegler's transfer paper; printed in black ink on light green chine collé; mounted on coppeplate paper. Dimensions: mounted China sheet 39.5 x 52.2 cm, sheet 42.3 x 53.5 cm. Signatures: unsigned. State: Knesebeck state IV, Klipstein state III. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Verlag Emil Richter. Recto: inscribed in pencil by the artist along the upper margin of sheet "Luft z. Teil gehöht, Mittelfigur stark, anderes wenig stark gehöht"; Roman numeral III in upper margin of sheet; another Roman numeral III in the lower right corner of sheet. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; inscribed in pencil in lower right "9 Von Koll. Rich. [Von Kollwitz an Richter]", "Kl.96III", "4250." Lugt: 4395.
See also: 100.Xa and 100.XVa (Knesebeck) in Box 7.
box 7

100.Xa (Knesebeck); 96.IV (Klipstein) Battlefield ( Schlachtfeld), 1907

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: sheet 6 of the series Peasants' War ( Bauernkrieg). Technique: line etching, drypoint, aquatint, sandpaper, and soft ground with the imprint of ribbed laid paper and Ziegler's transfer paper; printed in green-black ink on copperplate paper. Dimensions: plate mark 41 x 53.1 cm, sheet 56 x 71 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right and inscribed "Bauern" below the signature, inscribed in pencil "Bauernkrieg Bl. 6" in lower left. State: Knesebeck state Xa, Klipstein state IV. Edition: proof before the 1908 edition. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Hans Kollwitz; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: small letter x inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheeet, number 96 marked in pencil in lower right. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner, initials "H.K." inscribed in pencil, "K.96" inscribed in pencil. Lugt: 4395.
See also: 100.IV and 100.XVa (Knesebeck) in Box 7.
box 7

100.XVa (Knesebeck); 96.XII (Klipstein) Battlefield ( Schlachtfeld), 1907

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: sheet 6 of the series Peasants' War ( Bauernkrieg). Technique: line etching, drypoint, aquatint, sandpaper, and soft ground with the imprint of ribbed laid paper and Ziegler's transfer paper; printed in green-black ink on thick, soft velin paper from a heavily inked plate. Dimensions: plate mark 41 x 53.1 cm, sheet 58.5 x 71 cm. Signatures: unsigned; with engraved script "1921 Originalradierung von Käthe Kollwitz" along the lower edge of the plate. State: Knesebeck state XVa, with a few dark blotchy areas in the upper left; Klipstein state XII, printed from damaged plate. Edition: 1946/48 or 1963/65 printing with Alexander von der Becke's three-line Berlin-Halensee embossed seal in the lower right corner of plate. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Alexander von der Becke. Verso: two collector's wet stamps "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner. Lugt: 4395.
See also: 100.IV and 100.Xa (Knesebeck) in Box 7.
box 7

101.III (Knesebeck); 97.III (Klipstein) Raped ( Vergewaltigt), winter 1907-1908

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: sheet 2 of the cycle Peasants' War ( Bauernkrieg). Technique: line etching, drypoint, sandpaper, lift-ground (reservage), and soft ground with the imprint of fabric and Ziegler's transfer paper; printed in brown ink on copperplate paper; reworked with brown ink and white pigment. Dimensions: plate mark 30.8 x 52.8 cm, cut on plate mark. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz twice in pencil in lower margin. State: Knesebeck state III, before the imprint of Ziegler's transfer paper on the garment; Klipstein state III. Edition: proof. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Verlag Emil Richter. Recto: Roman numeral III inscribed twice in pencil in the lower right. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner, faded pencil inscription "51 Eig Rich [Eigentum Richter]" in lower right. Lugt: 4395.
See also: 101.Va (Knesebeck) in Box 7.
box 7

101.Va (Knesebeck); 97.V (Klipstein) Raped ( Vergewaltigt), winter 1907-1908

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: sheet 2 of the cycle Peasants' War ( Bauernkrieg). Technique: line etching, drypoint, sandpaper, lift-ground (reservage), and soft ground with the imprint of fabric and Ziegler's transfer paper; printed in brown ink on copperplate paper. Dimensions: plate mark 30.8 x 52.8 cm, sheet 45 x 62.5 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower left. State: Knesebeck state Va, proof before the 1908 edition, signed differently than the edition; Klipstein state V. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Jutta Kollwitz. Recto: inscribed in pencil in lower left "Sievers 97 "Vergewaltigt" V. Zustand", in lower right inscribed "V state." Verso: two collector's wet stamps "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner. Lugt: 4395.
See also: 101.III (Knesebeck) in Box 7.
box 7

102.Vb (Knesebeck); 98.V (Klipstein) The Prisoners ( Die Gefangenen ), spring 1908

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: sheet 7 of the cycle Peasants' War ( Bauernkrieg). Technique: line etching, drypoint, aquatint, sandpaper, and soft ground with the imprint of fabric and Ziegler's transfer paper; printed in brown ink on copperplate paper. Dimensions: plate mark 32.7 x 42.8 cm, sheet 39.8 x 50.6 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: Knesebeck state Vb, Klipstein state V. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Hans Kollwitz; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: small letter x inscribed in the lower left corner of sheet. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner, initials "H.K." and "7 Bauernkrieg" inscribed in pencil, marked in pencil "S.98." Lugt: 4395.
box 7

103.IIa (Knesebeck); 99.II (Klipstein) Ex-Libris Hans Kollwitz ( Ex-Libris Hans Kollwitz), May 1908

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: line etching and aquatint, printed in green ink on ribbed laid paper without watermark. Dimensions: 12.7 x 7.4 cm, sheet 15.2 x 10.4 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: Knesebeck state IIa, with aquatint in the sea, the face, and the right wing, and the horizon of the sea extending horizontally on either side of the youth; Klipstein state II. Edition: signed proof. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle, marked in pencil "KL.99 II or III." Lugt: 4396.
See also: 103.IIb copy 1 and 103.IIb copy 2 (Knesebeck) in Box 7.
box 7

103.IIb (Knesebeck); 99.II (Klipstein) copy 1 Ex-Libris Hans Kollwitz ( Ex-Libris Hans Kollwitz), May 1908

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: line etching and aquatint, printed in brown ink on velin paper without watermark. Dimensions: plate mark 12.7 x 7.4 cm, sheet 16.8 x 11.2 cm. Signatures: unsigned. State: Knesebeck state IIb, with aquatint in the sea, the face, and the right wing, and the horizon of the sea extending horizontally on either side of the youth; Klipstein state II. Edition: unsigned proof. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Robert Ernst, Montreal. Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle, marked in pencil "7461/14", and two short vertical lines in green pencil. Lugt: 4396.
See also: 103.IIa (Knesebeck) and 103.IIb copy 2 (Knesebeck) in Box 7.
box 7

103.IIb (Knesebeck); 99.II (Klipstein) copy 2 Ex-Libris Hans Kollwitz ( Ex-Libris Hans Kollwitz), May 1908

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: line etching and aquatint, printed in gray-black on ribbed laid paper without watermark. Dimensions: 12.7 x 7.4 cm, sheet 15 x 10 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: Knesebeck state IIb, with aquatint in the sea, the face, and the right wing, and the horizon of the sea extending horizontally on either side of the youth; Klipstein state II. Edition: signed proof. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle. Lugt: 4396.
See also: 103.IIa (Knesebeck) and 103.IIb copy 1 (Knesebeck) in Box 7.
box 7

104.IV (Knesebeck); 100.IV (Klipstein) Unemployment ( Arbeitslosigkeit), before late November 1909

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: line etching, aquatint, sandpaper, and soft ground with the imprint of Ziegler's transfer paper; printed in brown ink on copperplate paper; reworked in pencil. Dimensions: plate mark 44.9 x 54.4 cm, sheet 55.5 x 73 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in the lower right of image, Felsing's signature "O. Felsing Berlin gedr." in lower left. Printer: Otto Felsing. State: Knesebeck state IV, before the man's back and his right knee are hatched vertically; Klipstein state IV. Edition: working proof. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Verlag Emil Richter. Recto: Roman numeral IV inscribed twice in pencil, above the image and in the lower right corner of sheet; numbers "100 74" erased but still visible in the lower right corner of sheet; marked in pencil "F6398" and "6509" in lower and upper margin of sheet. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner, inscribed in pencil "14 Eig Rich [Eigentum Richter]" in lower right, and marked in pencil "37084" in lower margin. Lugt: 4395.
See also: 104.VIb (Knesebeck) in Box 7.
box 7

104.VIb (Knesebeck); 100.VIa (Klipstein) Unemployment ( Arbeitslosigkeit), before late November 1909

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: line etching, aquatint, sandpaper, and soft ground with the imprint of Ziegler's transfer paper; printed in brown ink on copperplate paper with Van Gelder Zonen watermark. Dimensions: plate mark 44.9 x 54.4 cm, sheet 50.5 x 67.3 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right, Felsing's signature "O. Felsing Berlin gedr." in lower left. Printer: Otto Felsing. State: Knesebeck state VIb, Klipstein state VIa. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: small letter x inscribed in the lower left corner of sheet, number 100 inscribed in pencil in the lower right corner of sheet. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner, "K.100" marked in pencil. Lugt: 4395.
See also: 104.IV (Knesebeck) in Box 7.
box 8

107.Vc (Knesebeck); 103.Va (Klipstein) Death and Woman ( Tod und Frau ), spring 1910

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: line etching, drypoint, sandpaper, soft ground with imprint of granulated tone paper and Ziegler's transfer paper, and roulette; printed in brown ink on copperplate paper. Dimensions: plate mark 44.8 x 44.6 cm, sheet 60 x 48 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right, Felsing's signature "O. Felsing Berlin gedr." in lower left. Printer: Otto Felsing. State: Klipstein state Vc, proof before the numbered edition by Richter; Klipstein state Va. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Hans Kollwitz; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: small letter x inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet; number 103 inscribed in pencil in lower right corner of sheet. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; initials "H.K." and "S.103" inscribed in pencil. Lugt: 4395.
box 8

108.VI (Knesebeck); 113.VI (Klipstein) Death, Woman, and Child ( Tod, Frau und Kind), spring 1910

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: line etching, drypoint, sandpaper, and soft ground with the imprint of laid paper and Ziegler's transfer paper; printed in brown ink on heavy wove paper; reworked with charcoal and white and pink pigment; a straight line is drawn horizontally in pencil below the heads of woman and child. Dimensions: plate mark 40.4 x 40.7 cm, sheet 46 x 49 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil within the image in lower left. State: Knesebeck state VI, Klipstein state VI. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: inscribed in pencil along the bottom margin of sheet "gehöhter Druck, Frauenkopf mit Musselin verwischt. Dañ nur Schattenpartie gehöht"; "6"; "F6366." Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle. Lugt: 4396.
See also: 108.IX and 108.XIc (Knesebeck) in Box 8.
box 8

108.IX (Knesebeck); 113.IX (Klipstein) Death, Woman, and Child ( Tod, Frau und Kind), spring 1910

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: line etching, drypoint, sandpaper, and soft ground with the imprint of laid paper and Ziegler's transfer paper; printed in brown ink on copperplate paper; reworked in pencil and black ink. Dimensions: plate mark 40.4 x 40.7 cm, sheet 43 x 43 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil within the image in lower left. State: Knesebeck state IX, Klipstein state IX. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Alexander von der Becke. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner. Lugt: 4395.
See also: 108.VI and 108.XIc (Knesebeck) in Box 8.
box 8

108.XIc (Knesebeck); 113.XI (Klipstein) Death, Woman, and Child ( Tod, Frau und Kind), spring 1910

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: line etching, drypoint, sandpaper, and soft ground with the imprint of laid paper and Ziegler's transfer paper; printed in brown ink on copperplate paper. Dimensions: plate mark 40.4 x 40.7 cm, sheet 72.5 x 55.5 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in lower right and inscribed "unfertige Arbeit," Felsing's signature "O. Felsing Berlin gedr." in lower left. Printer: Otto Felsing. State: Knesebeck state XIc, Klipstein state XI. Edition: Richter edition, 1918, 43/50. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: inscribed in pencil in lower left below the image "43/50"; inscribed in pencil in lower margin of sheet "S.113"; "3826"; an illegible marking in pencil. Verso: two collector's wet stamps "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner. Lugt: 4395.
See also: 108.VI and 108.IX (Knesebeck) in Box 8.
box 8

109.IIc (Knesebeck); 106.IIa (Klipstein) Self-Portrait, Hand at the Forehead ( Selbstbildnis mit der Hand an der Stirn), before mid-June 1910?

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: line etching and drypoint, printed in black ink on copperplate paper. Dimensions: plate mark 15,5 x 13.8 cm, sheet 33 x 27.2 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right, Felsing's signature in lower left. Printer: Otto Felsing. State: Knesebeck state IIc, Klipstein state IIa. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles.
See also: 109.IId (Knesebeck) in Box 8.
box 8

109.IId (Knesebeck); 106.IIb (Klipstein) Self-Portrait, Hand at the Forehead ( Selbstbildnis mit der Hand an der Stirn), before mid-June 1910?

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: line etching and drypoint, printed in black ink on copperplate paper. Dimensions: plate mark 15.5 x 13.8 cm, sheet 33 x 23.5 cm. Signatures: unsigned. State: Knesebeck state IId, Klipstein state IIb. Edition: edition in the periodical Zeitschrift für bildende Kunst, new series, vol. 26, 1914/15, no. 12 (between pages 284 and 285); published in ca. 1450 copies; proof with typographical script circa 3 cm below the image "Selbstbildnis. Radiert von Käthe Kollwitz/unvollendete Platte"; in the left corner of sheet typographical script "Zeitschrift für Bildende Kunst 1914/15." Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; inscribed in pencil in lower left "KL 106-IIb -1910." Lugt: 4395.
See also: 109.IIc (Knesebeck) in Box 8.
box 8

110.IVb (Knesebeck); 104.IVa (Klipstein) Run Over ( Überfahren), before September 1910

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: line etching and soft ground with the imprint of laid paper and Ziegler's transfer paper, printed in black ink on thick velin paper with the watermark "J. W. Zanders 1901." Dimensions: plate mark 24.8 x 31.9 cm, sheet 38.3 x 56.5 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right, Felsing's signature "O. Felsing Berlin gedr." in lower left. Printer: Otto Felsing. State: Knesebeck state IVb, Klipstein state IVa. Edition: proof. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Beate Bonus-Jeep collection. Verso: marked in pencil "Kl.104-IVa."
box 8

111.IVc (Knesebeck); 108.IVa (Klipstein) Pregnant Woman ( Schwangere Frau), before September 1910

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: line etching, aquatint, drypoint, and soft ground with the imprint of laid paper and Ziegler's transfer paper; printed in brown ink on white copperplate paper. Dimensions: plate mark 37.7 x 23.5 cm, sheet 61 x 45 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right, Felsing's signature "O. Felsing Berlin gedr." in lower left. Printer: Otto Felsing. State: Knesebeck edition IVc, proof before the numbered edition by Richter; Klipstein state IVa. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; numbers 108 and 24 inscribed in pencil in the lower right corner of sheet. Lugt: 4395.
box 8

112.IVb/c (Knesebeck); 105.IVa (Klipstein) Worker Woman (with Earring) ( Arbeiterfrau (mit dem Ohrring)), before late September 1910

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: line etching, sandpaper, and soft ground with the imprint of ribbed laid paper and Ziegler's transfer paper; printed in brown ink on copperplate paper. Dimensions: plate mark 33 x 24.8 cm, sheet 60 x 44 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in lower right, Felsing's signature "O. Felsing Berlin gedr." in lower left. Printer: Otto Felsing. State: Knesebeck state IVb or IVc, Klipstein state IVa. Edition: proof. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Werner Eberhard Müller collection. Recto: collector's wet stamp in red ink "m m m" within circle; marked in pencil in lower left "47"; "10 IX 13"; marked in pencil in lower right "Kl.105 IVa (v.V) 1910." Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; collector's wet stamp in blue ink "m m m" within cirle; marked in pencil "M-H." Lugt: 4395; 5075.
box 8

114.IVc (Knesebeck); 110.IIIb (Klipstein) Mother with a Child in Her Arm ( Mutter mit Kind auf dem Arm, endgültige Fassung ) final version, 1910

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: line etching, drypoint, and sandpaper; printed in brown ink on copperplate paper. Dimensions: plate mark 19.8 x 13.1 cm, sheet 32.5 x 23.5 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right, Felsing's signature in lower left. Printer: Otto Felsing. State: Knesebeck state IVc, Klipstein state IIIb. Edition: proof before the 1918 numbered edition. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: a small letter x inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet; number 110 inscribed in pencil in upper right. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; inscribed in pencil "S. 110 abgelöst[?]." Lugt: 4395. Mat inscription: former mat inscribed in pencil in lower left "R+C Gaehde 11/89"; inscribed in pencil in lower right "Paysanne du Gâtinais R.116", "D.486", "M624 - P. Routke 1914 [illegible]" inscribed and crossed-out in pencil.
box 8

116.IIc (Knesebeck); 112.IIb (Klipstein) Nude Woman ( Frauenakt), 1910?

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: line etching, aquatint, and soft ground with the imprint of laid paper; printed in brown ink on copperplate paper. Dimensions: plate mark 23.9 x 11.9 cm, sheet 41 x 32 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right, Felsing's signature in lower left. Printer: Otto Felsing. State: Knesebeck state IIc, Klipstein state IIb. Edition: Richter edition, 1918, 50/50. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: marked in pencil "50/50" in lower left below the image; marked in pencil in lower left of sheet "S.112"; "2527"; inscribed "bene" in lower right of sheet. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner. Lugt: 4395.
box 8

121.II (Knesebeck); 118.II (Klipstein) Death and Woman Wrestling over a Child ( Tod und Frau um das Kind ringend), 1911

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: line etching, drypoint, sandpaper, and soft ground with the imprint of laid paper; printed in black ink on copperplate paper; reworked with white pigment. Dimensions: plate mark 22.6 x 28.6 cm, sheet 32 x 46 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in lower left. State: Knesebeck state II, Klipstein state II. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Sindin Collection. Recto: inscribed in pencil in upper right of sheet "Schleifen Kindes Knaben Schulter Frau eventuell Frauenrücken hellen"; marked in pencil in lower margin of sheet number 2, "F6343," "R91 gis.-"; sheet smudged by ink at right. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; number 121 marked in pencil. Lugt: 4395.
See also: 121.IXc (Knesebeck) in Box 8.
box 8

121.IXc (Knesebeck); 118.IXa (Klipstein) Death and Woman Wrestling over a Child ( Tod und Frau um das Kind ringend), 1911

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: line etching, drypoint, sandpaper, and soft ground with the imprint of laid paper; printed in brown ink on copperplate paper. Dimensions: plate mark 22.6 x 28.6 cm, sheet 31.5 x 45 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right, Felsing's signature "O. Felsing Berlin gedr." in upper left. Printer: Otto Felsing. State: Knesebeck state IXc, Klipstein state IXa. Edition: proof before the 1918 numbered edition. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet a small letter x and the words "Tod Frau um Kind ringend"; in lower right of sheet inscribed "Kl 118 IX." Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; number 308 marked in pencil twice in lower right and in upper left corner. Lugt: 4395.
See also: 121.II (Knesebeck) in Box 8.
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122.I (Knesebeck); 119.I (Klipstein) Poster "Für Gross Berlin" ( Plakat "Für Gross Berlin"), January/February, 1912

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon and brush transfer lithograph; printed in black ink on smooth, thin, light brown poster paper; mounted on Japan paper. Dimensions: 72.3 x 95.8 cm. Signatures: signed in stone by Käthe Kollwitz in the lower left corner. State: Knesebeck state I, without the address of the printer in lower right corner; Klipstein state I. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: "Kl 119 I" and a small letter x inscribed in pencil in lower right corner. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner. Lugt: 4395.
See also: 700 (Nagel/Timm) in Box 20.
box 8

126.VIIa (Knesebeck); 122.VII (Klipstein) Self-Portrait, Final Version ( Selbstbildnis, endgültige Fassung), 1912

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: line etching, drypoint, and soft ground with the imprint of laid paper and Ziegler's transfer paper; printed in brown ink on Japan paper. Dimensions: plate mark 14 x 10 cm, sheet 28 x 20.5 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right, Felsing's signature "O. Felsing Berlin gedr." in lower left. Printer: Otto Felsing. State: Knesebeck state VIIa, Klipstein state VII. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: inscribed in pencil in lower margin of sheet "unverstählt," "F6468"; marked in pencil number 17 in upper left corner of sheet. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; inscribed in pencil number 363 within circle. Lugt: 4395.
box 9

127 (Knesebeck); 123 (Klipstein) March Cemetery ( Märzfriedhof), first version, , before October 1913

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon lithograph, transfer of a drawing on laid paper; printed in black ink on thin laid paper with left deckle edge. Dimensions: image 40.8 x 28.5 cm, sheet 47 x 37 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: Klipstein suspected six to eight proofs, at present four are known. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Lotar Neumann collection. Recto: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle; "S.123" inscribed in pencil in the lower left of sheet. Verso: collector's wet stamp "LN" within circle; number 02444 inscribed in pencil. Lugt: 4396; Neumann's stamp not in Lugt.
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129.I (Knesebeck); 125.I (Klipstein) March Cemetery ( Märzfriedhof), third version, before October 1913

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon lithograph, transfer of a lost drawing on ribbed laid paper; printed in black ink on brownish velin paper without watermark; highlighted with two red watercolors and black ink. Dimensions: image 46.5 x 37 cm, sheet 56 x 46 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in black chalk in lower right and in the lower margin of sheet; fragment of another signature visible in the lower right corner of sheet. State: Knesebeck state I, Klipstein state I. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner. Lugt: 4395.
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131.II (Knesebeck); 127 (Klipstein) In Memory of Ludwig Frank ( Dem Andenken Ludwig Franks), rejected second version, mid-September 1914

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon lithograph, transfer of a lost drawing on ribbed laid paper; printed in black ink on machine-made paper; reworked with white chalk. Dimensions: image 33.7 x 30.6 cm, sheet 56.2 x 45 cm. Signatures: lithographed signature of Käthe Kollwitz in lower left, inscribed caption "Dem Andenken Ludwig Franks" lithographed below the image; dated and inscribed in pencil in lower right "1914/nicht gut." State: Knesebeck state II; only state known to Klipstein. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz; Hans Kollwitz. Recto: a small letter x inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet; a few hatching tests in the lower left margin of sheet; "Kl. 127" inscribed in pencil in the lower right corner of sheet. Verso: "Eigentum Hans Kollwitz" inscribed in pencil.
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132.AIb (Knesebeck); 126.I (Klipstein) Waiting ( Das Warten ); Fear ( Das Bangen ), before late October 1914

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon lithograph, transfer of an unknown drawing on ribbed laid paper; printed in black ink on Japan paper. Dimensions: image 34 x 24.5 cm, without the lithographed caption below the image; sheet 43 x 31 cm, deckle edge at right. Signatures: lithographed signature of Käthe Kollwitz in lower left of image, signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower left of sheet. State: Knesebeck state AIb, Klipstein state I. Edition: Pan-Presse edition, 1914, 18/20. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Otto Kalllir. Recto: letters OK [Otto Kallir] and letters WO inscribed in pencil in lower right of sheet. Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle; Jost 1132 inscribed in pencil; S.125, 44, K126I inscribed in pencil; another marking in pencil. Lugt: 4396.
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134.e (Knesebeck); 130.c (Klipstein) Self-Portrait ( Selbstbildnis), 1915

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon lithograph, transfer of an unknown drawing on ribbed laid paper; printed in black ink on firm, browned machine-made paper. Dimensions: image 27.2 x 23.8 cm, sheet 45 x 34 cm. Signatures: signed and dated by Käthe Kollwitz in lower right. State: Knesebeck state e, Klipstein state c. Edition: edition by von der Becke as of 1931. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: inscribed in pencil "Selbstbildnis" in lower left of sheet; inscribed in pencil "LUE" within a rectangle; another inscription obscured in pencil. Verso: inscribed in pencil "KK8" in lower right.
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136.AI (Knesebeck); 132.I (Klipstein) Mother with a Child in Her Arms ( Mutter mit Kind auf dem Arm), final version, early April 1916

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon transfer lithograph; printed in black ink on laid Japan paper. Dimensions: image 33 x 19 cm, sheet 53 x 39.5 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: Knesebeck state AI, Klipstein state I. Edition: numbered proof from original stone, 3/20. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: inscribed in pencil in lower left "Abdruck No. 3"; small letter x inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet; number 132 marked in pencil in the lower right corner of sheet. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; inscribed in pencil "B15", "10", "S128", "Kl132." Lugt: 4395.
box 9

137.III (Knesebeck); 134.III (Klipstein) Mothers ( Mütter), 1918

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: rejected first version of the sixth sheet of the series War ( Krieg). Technique: line etching, drypoint, sandpaper, needle bundle, and soft ground with the imprint of laid paper; printed in brown ink on copperplate paper. Dimensions: plate mark 24.5 x 32 cm, sheet 36 x 51.5 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: Knesebeck state III, Klipstein state III. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: inscribed in pencil in lower left "3. état"; inscribed in pencil along the lower margin of sheet "3 Zustand, Druck a," "Die Mütter Druck des 3. Zustandes der verworfenen, im Handel unbekannten Radierung von größter Seltenheit!." Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle; wet stamp "Printed in Germany"; inscribed in pencil "A.0124"; illegible word [Lane?] with number 83 within circle; illegible marking in pencil. Lugt: 4396.
See also: 140.Ia (Knesebeck) in Box 9; 758 (Nagel/Timm) in Box 20.
box 9

138.I (Knesebeck); 131.I (Klipstein) The Widow ( Die Witwe ), 1918

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: rejected first version of the fourth sheet of the series War ( Krieg). Technique: line etching, sandpaper, and soft ground with the imprint of ribbed laid paper; printed in black ink on copperplate paper; with pencil markings on the figure's right hand. Dimensions: plate mark 25.6 x 26 cm, sheet 37.5 x 34.7 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: Knesebeck state I, Klipstein state I. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Sauerwein collection; Lotar Neumann collection. Recto: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle; inscribed by Kollwitz "1. Kopf Hände auf Durchdruckgr. auf Ingre gezeichnet (HB) Ätzung/ 2. ungefeuchtetes Ingrepapier auf Durchdruckgr. durch Presse/ gezogen u. Kleid geätzt. Etwa 10 Minuten/ 3. nur Auf Schmirgelpapier auf Platte (Normalgr.) gezeichnet u. lange geätzt./ 1 Zust," in pencil. Verso: collector's wet stamp LN within circle; inscribed in pencil "K #131", "769034," letter H. Lugt: 4396; Neumann's stamp not in Lugt.
box 18

139.II (Knesebeck); 142 (Klipstein) Release Our Prisoners ( Heraus mit unsern Gefangenen), January 1919

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon and brush transfer lithograph in one color; printed in black ink without tone stone in brown on brown poster paper; mounted on linen. Dimensions: image 68 x 92 cm, including imprint; sheet 72 x 95.3 cm, linen mount 73.5 x 97 cm. Signatures: signed in stone by Käthe Kollwitz in lower left; printed in stone in lower right "Deuck H. Birkholz Berlin W 35." Printer: Hermann Birkholz. State: Knesebeck state II, no states listed in Klipstein. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: inscribed in pencil in lower left of mount "1807 CVIII." Verso: inscribed in pencil in lower left of mount "1807 CVIII."
box 9

140.Ia (Knesebeck); 135.Ia (Klipstein) Mothers ( Mütter), February 1919

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: rejected second version of the sixth sheet of the series War ( Krieg). Technique: crayon transfer lithograph; printed in black ink on ribbed laid paper. Dimensions: image 44.5 x 58.5 cm, sheet 52 x 69.5 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: Knesebeck state Ia; Klipstein state Ia, without handwritten title. Edition: proof before the edition. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: small letter x inscribed in pencil in lower left corner of sheet; "S.131 Kl.135" marked in pencil in the lower left. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner. Lugt: 4395.
See also: 137.III (Knesebeck) in Box 9; 758 (Nagel/Timm) in Box 20.
box 9

141 (Knesebeck); 129 (Klipstein) Lonely Man ( Einsamer Mann ), between February and mid-May 1919

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: fragment of the rejected first version of the third sheet of the series War ( Krieg). Technique: crayon and brush transfer lithograph with scratch technique; printed in black ink on thin paper. Dimensions: image 32.7 x 26.5 cm, sheet 41 x 33 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: 12 proofs known to Knesebeck; circa 10 proofs known to Klipstein. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner. Lugt: 4395.
box 9

142.a (Knesebeck); 136 (Klipstein) The Parents ( Die Eltern ), between February and mid-May 1919

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: rejected second version of the third sheet of the series War ( Krieg). Technique: crayon transfer lithograph; printed in black ink on thin ribbed laid Japan paper. Dimensions: image 32 x 47.5 cm, sheet 43.5 x 56 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: Knesebeck state a; state not listed in Klipstein. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle. Lugt: 4396.
box 9

143.Ib (Knesebeck); 133.b (Klipstein) Self-Portrait ( Selbstbildnis), before mid-May 1919

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon transfer lithograph; printed in black ink on smooth, stiff velin paper without watermark. Dimensions: image 34 x 29 cm, sheet 54.5 x 38.5 cm. Signatures: signed and dated "Käthe Kollwitz 19" in lower right. State: Knesebeck state Ib, Klipstein state b. Edition: 175 proofs. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; "Kl. 133/b" inscribed in pencil. Lugt: 4395.
box 9

145.II (Knesebeck); 137.I (Klipstein) In Memoriam Karl Liebknecht ( Gedenkblatt für Karl Liebknecht), rejected first version, before October 1919

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: line etching, aquatint, sandpaper, lift-ground (reservage), and soft ground with the imprint of laid paper; printed in black ink on copperplate paper. Dimensions: plate mark 33.5 x 53.5 cm, sheet 46.2 x 64 cm. Signatures: unsigned proof. State: Knesebeck state II, Klipstein state I. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: a small letter x inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet; traces of an erased inscription in the lower left margin; number 5133 and "Kl 137 I" inscribed in pencil in the lower right corner of sheet. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; inscribed in pencil in lower left of sheet "In der Bildfläche 3 Löcher 21.10.71" and initials [illegible]. Lugt: 4395.
See also: 145bis.c and 146 copy 1 and copy 2 (Knesebeck) in Box 9; 773 (Nagel/Timm) in Box 20.
box 9

145bis.c (Knesebeck); 137.VAb (Klipstein) Mourner ( Der Trauernde ), left figure of the original composition In Memoriam Karl Liebknecht ( Gedenkblatt für Karl Liebknecht ), before October 1919

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: line etching, aquatint, sandpaper, lift-ground (reservage), and soft ground with the imprint of laid paper; printed in brown ink on soft velin with Alexander von der Becke's embossed Munich seal. Dimensions: plate mark 27.4 x 16 cm, sheet 45 x 34 cm. State: Knesebeck state c, Klipstein state VAb. Edition: proof by Alexander von der Becke between 1963/65 and 1972. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Alexander von der Becke. Recto: inscribed in pencil "59-137" in lower margin. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner. Lugt: 4395.
See also: 145.II and 146 copy 1 and copy 2 (Knesebeck) in Box 9; 773 (Nagel/Timm) in Box 20.
box 18

146 (Knesebeck); 138 (Klipstein) copy 1 In Memoriam Karl Liebknecht ( Gedenkblatt für Karl Liebknecht), rejected second version, as of October 1919

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: transfer lithograph from a crayon drawing on laid paper with Nagel/Timm 779 watermark; printed in black ink on heavy velin paper with two watermarks "Papier Lipsia 2A luftgetrocknet" on verso; reworked with charcoal and graphite. Dimensions: image 42 x 66 cm, sheet 56.3 x 79 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right and inscribed unterer "Abschnitte Ecke rechts Radier. besser/Mann links Rad. besser/Mann weinend rechts Rad. gut/doch Oberkörper/vorn überhängender." State: only state known to Knesebeck and Klipstein. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: small letter x inscribed in pencil in lower left corner of sheet; "Kl 138" inscribed in pencil in lower right. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner. Lugt: 4395.
See also: 145.II (Knesebeck), 145bis.c (Knesebeck), 146 copy 2 (Knesebeck) in Box 9; 773 (Nagel/Timm) in Box 20.
box 18

146 (Knesebeck); 138 (Klipstein) copy 2 In Memoriam Karl Liebknecht ( Gedenkblatt für Karl Liebknecht), rejected second version, as of October 1919

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: transfer lithograph from a crayon drawing on laid paper with Nagel/ Timm 779 watermark; printed in black ink on heavy velin paper with two watermarks "Papier Lipsia 2A luftgetrocknet." Dimensions: image 42 x 66 cm, sheet 56.6 x 79 cm; lower right corner cut off. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right of sheet and inscribed "Abschied von K. Liebknecht/Eigent. Kollwitz." State: only state known to Knesebeck and Klipstein. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: small letter x inscribed in pencil in lower left corner of sheet; "S.134 Kl.138" inscribed in pencil in lower margin. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner. Lugt: 4395.
See also: 145.II (Knesebeck), 145bis.c (Knesebeck), 146 copy 1 (Knesebeck) in Box 9; 773 (Nagel/Timm) in Box 20.
box 18

148.I (Knesebeck); 143.I (Klipstein) Vienna Is Dying! Save its Children! ( Wien stirbt! Rettet seine Kinder!), January 1920

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: transfer crayon lithograph; printed in black ink on brownish machine-made paper. Dimensions: image 93 x 56.5 cm, sheet 96.5 x 71 cm. Signatures: signed in stone by Käthe Kollwitz in the lower left corner of image; signed and dated "Käthe Kollwitz (1921?)" in lower right corner of sheet. State: Knesebeck state I, Klipstein state I. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: inscribed in pencil "Für Wien!" in lower margin; small letter x inscribed in pencil in the lower right corner of sheet; inscribed in pencil "S 136" and "Kl 143 I."
box 10

151.I (Knesebeck); 128 (Klipstein) The Widow I ( Die Witwe I ) and overlay sheet at latest May 1920

Physical Description: 3 prints

Scope and Content Note

Part of: rejected second version (?) of the fourth sheet of the series War ( Krieg). Technique: crayon lithograph drawn directly on the stone; printed on machine-made paper. Dimensions: sheet 50 x 43.3 cm. Signatures: unsigned. State: Knesebeck state I, with the figure shown seated with her hands in her lap; only state known to Klipstein. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: printed horizontal black non-continuous line at 2/3 of the height of the image. Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle. Lugt: 4396. Related work: overlay sheet (44.8 x 42.9 cm) with a crayon lithograph on recto and verso drawn directly on the stone, printed on machine-made paper, the recto slightly reworked by hand with blue crayon; the recto depicting the figure from the chest downwards, with hanging arms (see Knesebeck 151.II); the verso depicting the reverse image of the first state (see Knesebeck 151.I), with the figure shown from the chest downwards; recto inscribed in pencil along the left and lower margins "2 Zustand!, Zeichnung (Original)/Litographi[?] Käthe Kollwitz, Orig Zeichnung mit lithogr Kreide v K Kollwitz aus dem Besitz von Frl St?"; on verso collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle and number 2414 inscribed in pencil.
See also: 165.I verso (Knesebeck) in Box 11.
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152.a (Knesebeck); 160.a (Klipstein) The Widow I ( Die Witwe I ), at latest May 1920

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: rejected third version (?) of the fourth sheet of the series War ( Krieg). Technique: crayon lithograph; printed in black ink on thick velin paper. Dimensions: image 45 x 32.5 cm, sheet 72.3 x 50.3 cm. Signatures: signed and titled "Käthe Kollwitz Witwe" in lower right. State: Knesebeck state a, Klipstein state a. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: small letter x inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet; inscribed in pencil "Kl 160" in lower right. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner. Lugt: 4395.
box 10

153 (Knesebeck); 255 (Klipstein) The Widow II ( Die Witwe II ), at latest May 1920

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: rejected first version of the fifth sheet of the series War ( Krieg). Technique: crayon lithograph; printed in black ink on imitation laid paper with "Perfecta" watermark. Dimensions: image 38 x 62 cm, sheet 54 x 72 cm. Signatures: signed in pencil "Kollwitz Stein verworfen" in lower right. State: presumably unique by Knesebeck and Klipstein. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz; Hans Kollwitz. Recto: small letter x inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet; "Kl 255" inscribed in pencil in the lower right corner of sheet. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; inscribed in pencil "Eigentum Hans Kollwitz." Lugt: 4395.
box 10

155.Ia (Knesebeck); 148.Ia (Klipstein) Sick Woman and Her Children ( Die Kranke und ihre Kinder), summer 1920

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: first of the Three Leaflets against Profiteering ( Drei Flugblätter gegen den Wucher ). Technique: crayon transfer lithograph; printed in black ink on brown velin paper with watermark depicting a bear and a wheel with letters between spokes and number 1597. Dimensions: image 17 x 29.5 cm, sheet 33.3 x 44.5 cm. Signatures: initialed in stone "K" and signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in the lower right corner. State: Knesebeck state Ia, Klipstein state Ia. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Johann Strebel collection. Recto: illegible mark in pencil in the lower right corner of sheet. Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle; collector's wet stamp letter S within circle with "A.D. 1408" above the circle and "Dr. Med. J. Strebel below the circle; two small lines in green crayon marked near Strebel's collector's stamp; "9 III" and an illegible mark in pencil in the lower left corner. Lugt: 4396; Strebel's collector's mark not in Lugt.
box 10

156.Ia (Knesebeck); 149.Ia (Klipstein) Visiting Hours at the Pediatrician ( In der Sprechstunde des Kinderarztes), summer 1920

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: second of the Three Leaflets against Profiteering ( Drei Flugblätter gegen den Wucher ). Technique: crayon transfer lithograph; printed in black ink on brown velin paper with watermark depicting a bear and a wheel with letters between spokes, and number 1597. Dimensions: image 13 x 27 cm, sheet 33.3 x 44.6 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: Knesebeck state Ia, Klipstein state Ia. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Johann Strebel collection. Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle; collector's wet stamp letter S within circle with "A.D. 1408" above the circle and "Dr. Med. J. Strebel" below the circle; two small lines in green crayon marked next to Strebel's collector's stamp; "9 II" and an illegible mark in pencil in the lower left corner. Lugt: 4396; Strebel collector's mark not in Lugt.
box 10

157.Ia (Knesebeck); 150.Ia (Klipstein) At the Doctor ( Beim Arzt ), summer 1920

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: third of the Three Leaflets against Profiteering ( Drei Flugblätter gegen den Wucher ). Technique: crayon transfer lithograph; printed in black ink on brown velin paper with watermark depicting a bear and a wheel with letters between spokes and number 1597; transfer of two drawings on transparent paper, Kunsthaus Lempertz, Cologne, Auction 514, December 3/4, 1970, no 4715. Dimensions: image 19 x 25.5 cm, sheet 33.2 x 44.5 cm. Signatures: initialed in stone "K" and signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in the lower right corner. State: Knesebeck state Ia, Klipstein state Ia. Edition: proof before the edition. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Johann Strebel collection. Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle; collector's wet stamp letter S within circle with "A.D. 1408" above the circle and "Dr. Med. J. Strebel" below the circle; two small lines in green crayon marked near Strebel's collector's stamp; "9 I," "6 Blatt," and an illegible mark in pencil in the lower left corner. Lugt: 4396; Strebel's collector's mark not in Lugt.
box 10

158.IV (Knesebeck); 140.IV (Klipstein) Two Dead Persons ( Zwei Tote), before late July 1920

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: woodcut; printed in black ink on copperplate paper. Dimensions: image 19.1 x 27.5 cm, sheet 27 x 38 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: Knesebeck state IV, Klipstein state IV. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: inscribed in pencil 4. Zustand in lower left corner of sheet; inscribed in pencil Kollwitz: Zwei Tote, Holzschnitt 1923, Wagner 129 along the lower margin of sheet. Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle; number 103003063 inscribed in pencil along lower margin; illegible mark in pencil in the lower right corner. Lugt: 4396. Related work: drawing Two Dead Persons, Nagel/Timm 831.
box 10

159.III (Knesebeck); 139.II (Klipstein) In Memoriam Karl Liebknecht ( Gedenkblatt für Karl Liebknecht), third, final version, between early August and Christmas 1920

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: woodcut; printed in black ink on soft velin paper. Dimensions: image 35 x 50 cm, sheet 44 x 57.5 cm. Signatures: letter "K" inscribed in white chalk in lower right and left corner; "15. Januar 1919" inscribed in white chalk along the lower margin of image; inscribed "2. Zustand" in pencil in lower left. State: Knesebeck state III; Klipstein state II. Edition: only proof. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: small letter x inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner. Lugt: 4395.
See also: 159.Vb (Knesebeck) in Box 10.
box 10

159.Vb (Knesebeck); 139.III (Klipstein) In Memoriam Karl Liebknecht ( Gedenkblatt für Karl Liebknecht), third, final version, between early August and Christmas, 1920

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: woodcut; printed in black ink on thick Japan paper. Dimensions: image 35 x 50 cm, sheet 48 x 60 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right; inscribed and numbered by Kollwitz "Handdruck 78" in lower left; inscribed "gedr. Fr. Voigt" in pencil in lower left. Printer: Fritz Voigt. State: Knesebeck state Vb, Klipstein state III. Edition: numbered edition; 78/100. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Verso: two collector's wet stamps "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner. Lugt: 4395.
See also: 159.III (Knesebeck) in Box 10.
box 10

160.IIa (Knesebeck); 147.II (Klipstein) Pensive Woman ( Nachdenkende Frau), before late August 1920

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon transfer lithograph; printed in black ink on velin paper. Dimensions: image 54 x 37 cm, sheet 60.5 x 41.5 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower left. State: Knesebeck state IIa; Klipstein state II, substate not in Klipstein. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner. Lugt: 4395.
box 10

161 (Knesebeck); 146 (Klipstein) Pensive Woman ( Nachdenkende Frau), 1920

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon lithograph; printed in black ink on stiff white paper; transfer of a drawing, Kunsthaus Lempertz, Cologne, Auction 535, November 30, 1973, 409. Dimensions: image 29 x 26.4 cm, sheet 29 x 29 cm. Signatures: unsigned; initialed in stone "K" in the lower right corner. State: unsigned second proof before states. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: "2. Dr." inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner. Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle. Lugt: 4396. Mat inscription: former mat inscribed "Klipstein 146 a von e/Probedr. 2. Dr Monogr. u.r."
box 10

162.I (Knesebeck); 145.I (Klipstein) Small Self-Portrait ( Kleines Selbstbildnis), 1920

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon lithograph; printed on very thin handmade Japan paper; transfer of the drawing Nagel/Timm 844a on copperplate paper. Dimensions: image 23.3 x 20.8 cm, sheet 36 x 26.7 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: proof before numbered edition by Richter (Knesebeck state Ib); Klipstein state I, substate not in Klipstein. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Related work: drawing Small Self-Portrait , Nagel/Timm 844a.
box 11

163 (Knesebeck); 230 (Klipstein) Woman in the Lap of Death ( Tod mit Frau im Schoss), rejected first version, winter 1920-1921

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: woodcut; printed in black ink on thin Japan paper. Dimensions: sheet 21.2 x 37.5 cm. Signatures: unsigned. State: only state known to Knesebeck and Klipstein. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: number 230 inscribed in pencil in the lower right corner of sheet. Verso: "Kl 230" inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet.
box 11

165.I (Knesebeck); 151.I (Klipstein) copy 1 Recto: Woman in the Lap of Death ( Tod mit Frau im Schoss); third, final version; Recto: fragment of The Widow I ( Die Witwe I ), winter 1920-1921

Physical Description: 2 prints

Scope and Content Note

Technique: woodcut, printed in black ink on ribbed laid paper, reworked with white pigment. Dimensions: image 24.1 x 28.7 cm, sheet 30 x 42 cm. Signatures: unsigned. State: Knesebeck state I, Klipstein state I. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: lithograph image of arms of female figure in The Widow I [ Die Witwe I], Knesebeck 151; small letter x inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet; "Kl 151 I" inscribed in pencil and traces of "S 141" erased in the lower right corner of sheet; "S 141" inscribed in pencil along the right margin of sheet. Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle. Lugt: 4396.
See also: 151.I (Knesebeck) in Box 10; 165.I copy 2, 165.II, 165.IV, 165.V, 165.VIIa, 165.VIIc (Knesebeck) in Box 11.
box 11

165.I (Knesebeck); 151.I (Klipstein) copy 2 Woman in the Lap of Death ( Tod mit Frau im Schoss); third, final version, winter 1920-1921

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: woodcut, printed in black ink on machine-made paper, reworked with white pigment and black ink. Dimensions: image 24.5 x 29 cm, sheet 28.5 x 40 cm. Signatures: unsigned. State: Knesebeck state I, Klipstein state I. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: small letter x inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet; "Kl 151 I 2" inscribed in pencil and traces of "S 141" erased in the lower right corner of sheet; traces of "S 141" erased in the lower left corner of sheet. Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle. Lugt: 4396.
See also: 165.I copy 1, 165.II, 165.IV, 165.V, 165.VIIa, 165.VIIc (Knesebeck) in Box 11.
box 11

165.II (Knesebeck); 151.II (Klipstein) Woman in the Lap of Death ( Tod mit Frau im Schoss); third, final version, winter 1920-1921

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: woodcut, printed in black ink on China paper. Dimensions: image 24.1 x 29 cm, sheet 29.5 x 35.5 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right and inscribed "2. Zustand Handdruck" in lower left. State: Knesebeck state II, Klipstein state II. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: number 5285 inscribed in pencil. Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle; indistinct counterproof of another print. Lugt: 4396.
See also: 165.I copy 1, 165.I copy 2, 165.IV, 165.V, 165.VIIa, 165.VIIc (Knesebeck) in Box 11.
box 11

165.IV (Knesebeck); 151.IV (Klipstein) Woman in the Lap of Death ( Tod mit Frau im Schoss); third, final version, winter 1920-1921

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: woodcut, printed in black ink on thin laid Japan paper, reworked with white and black ink. Dimensions: image 24.1 x 29 cm, sheet 27.5 x 37.5 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right and inscribed "4. Zustand Handdruck" in lower left. State: Knesebeck state IV, Klipstein state IV. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Verso: "Kl 151 IV" and "Nr. 29" inscribed in pencil in lower right of sheet.
See also: 165.I copy 1, 165.I copy 2, 165.II, 165.V, 165.VIIa, 165.VIIc (Knesebeck) in Box 11.
box 11

165.V (Knesebeck); 151.V (Klipstein) Woman in the Lap of Death ( Tod mit Frau im Schoss); third, final version, winter 1920-1921

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: woodcut, printed in black ink on thin ribbed Japan paper. Dimensions: image 24.1 x 29 cm, sheet 29.5 x 38.2 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right and inscribed "5. Zust. Handdruck" in lower left. State: Knesebeck state V, Klipstein state V. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Salman Schocken collection. Recto: "W 141" inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet; "K 234" inscribed in pencil in the lower right corner of sheet. Verso: number 75435 inscribed in pencil in the lower right corner of sheet.
See also: 165.I copy 1, 165.I copy 2, 165.II, 165.IV, 165.VIIa, 165.VIIc (Knesebeck) in Box 11.
box 11

165.VIIa (Knesebeck); 151.VIb (Klipstein) Woman in the Lap of Death ( Tod mit Frau im Schoss); third, final version, winter 1920-1921

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: woodcut; printed by rubbing process in black ink on thin Japan paper. Dimensions: image 24.1 x 28.7 cm, sheet 31.7 x 40.3 cm. Signatures: the artist's signature in pencil erased but still slightly visible in lower right; inscribed in pencil "gedr. F. Voigt 12/150" in lower left. Printer: Fritz Voigt. State: Knesebeck state VIIa, Klipstein state VIb. Edition: Voigt edition, 12/150. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: "Tod" inscribed in pencil in lower margin; "Kl 151" inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet; "15.12.52 KEX" inscribed in pencil in the lower right corner of sheet.
See also: 165.I copy 1, 165.I copy 2, 165.II, 165.IV, 165.V, 165.VIIc (Knesebeck) in Box 11.
box 11

165.VIIc (Knesebeck); 151.VIb (Klipstein) Woman in the Lap of Death ( Tod mit Frau im Schoss); third, final version, winter 1920-1921

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: woodcut; printed by rubbing process in black ink on thin velin paper. Dimensions: image 24.1 x 28.8 cm, sheet 27.7 x 39.8 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right, inscribed in pencil "gedr. F. Voigt" in lower left. Printer: Fritz Voigt. State: Knesebeck state VIIc, Klipstein state VIb. Edition: Voigt edition, unnumbered. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner. Lugt: 4395.
See also: 165.I copy 1, 165.I copy 2, 165.II, 165.IV, 165.V, 165.VIIa (Knesebeck) in Box 11.
box 12

169 (Knesebeck); 175 (Klipstein) Recto: The Parents ( Die Eltern); Verso: The People ( Das Volk), spring or summer 1921

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: rejected fourth version of the third sheet of the series War ( Krieg). Technique: woodcut; printed in black ink on thick soft Japan paper; with imprint of ribbed paper; reworked with white gouache. Dimensions: image 36.1 x 30 cm, sheet 41 x 35.5 cm. Signatures: unsigned. State: presumably unique by Knesebeck and Klipstein. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Hans Kollwitz. Recto: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; inscribed in pencil rückseitig "Das Volk verworfene Fassung, Zustandsdruck (endgültige Fassung W. 163)"; inscribed in pencil "Kl 174"; inscribed in pencil "Eigentum Hans Kollwitz"; letter B inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner; number 174 within circle inscribed in pencil; a small paper label, inscribed "PM 115", affixed in the lower right corner. Lugt: 4395. Related work: woodcut The Parents [ Die Eltern], sheet 3 of the series War [ Krieg], Knesebeck 174, Klipstein 179.
See also: 189 (Knesebeck) on verso in Box 12; 174.II (Knesebeck) in Box 11.
box 11

170.AI (Knesebeck); 154.I (Klipstein) Help Russia ( Helft Russland ), late August 1921

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon transfer lithograph; printed in black ink on ribbed laid paper with "Salvantik" watermark. Dimensions: image 66 x 47.5 cm, sheet 77 x 58.5 cm. Signatures: signed and inscribed in pencil "Kollwitz Probedruck" in lower right. State: Knesebeck state AI, Klipstein state I. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Abe and Ella Lerner collection, New York. Verso: two collector's wet stamps "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; illegible mark in pencil. Lugt: 4395.
box 11

171.VIa (Knesebeck); 155.VI (Klipstein) Self-Portrait ( Selbstbildnis), 1921

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: line etching and burnisher; printed in brownish ink on wove machine-made paper. Dimensions: plate mark 22 x 27 cm, sheet 29.8 x 34.5 cm. Signatures: signed and dated by Käthe Kollwitz in the lower right of image. State: Knesebeck state VIa; Klipstein state VI. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: small letter x inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet. Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle. Lugt: 4396.
box 11

172.b (Knesebeck); 156 (Klipstein) Frontal Crouching Woman with Crossed Hands ( Hockende Frau von vorne mit übereinander gelegten Händen ), 1921

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon lithograph, transfer of a lost drawing; printed in black ink on ribbed laid paper. Dimensions: image 29.8 x 22 cm, sheet 45 x 35 cm. Signatures: signed in stone "Kollwitz" in lower right; monogrammed "KK" in stone in lower left. State: Knesebeck state b, states not listed in Klipstein. Edition: numbered edition for the portfolio "Freie Secession/Berlin/17/Steinzeich-/nungen/Verlag Freie Secession, Berlin," "1921"; "23/100." Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: numbered in pencil "23/100" in lower right. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner. Lugt: 4395.
box 11

173.III (Knesebeck); 178.IVa (Klipstein) The Volunteers ( Die Freiwilligen ), 1921 until at latest early 1922

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: sheet 2 of the series War ( Krieg). Technique: woodcut; printed in black ink on thick, soft, rough Japan paper; reworked with black ink. Dimensions: image 35 x 49.6 cm, sheet 37 x 56 cm. Signatures: inscribed in pencil "Käthe Kollwitz/Bl. 2 zu Folge Krieg/Die Freiwilligen" in the lower right of image. State: Knesebeck state III, Klipstein IVa. Edition: proof before the Richter edition. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: small letter x inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet; "4. Zust." inscribed in the lower left of sheet, partly erased; number 178 inscribed in pencil in the lower right of sheet. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; "S 158" and "Kl 178" inscribed in pencil. Lugt: 4395.
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174.II (Knesebeck); 179.II (Klipstein) The Parents ( Die Eltern ), 1921 until at latest early 1922

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: sheet 3 of the series War ( Krieg). Technique: woodcut; printed in black ink on thin laid Japan paper; reworked with white and pink gouache and black ink. Dimensions: image 35 x 42.7 cm, border 35 x 50.7 cm, sheet 40 x 56 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right and inscribed "2. Zust. Handdruck" in lower left. State: Knesebeck state II, Klipstein state II. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Salman Schocken collection. Recto: inscribed in pencil "179/II" and another mark in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet; inscribed in pencil "K 255" in the lower right corner of sheet. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner. Lugt: 4395.
See also: 169 (Knesebeck) in Box 12.
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176.II (Knesebeck); 182.II (Klipstein) The Mothers ( Die Mütter ), mid-October 1921 until at latest early 1922

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: sheet 6 of the series War ( Krieg). Technique: woodcut; printed in black ink on thick, soft, rough Japan paper. Dimensions: image 35.2 x 40 cm, sheet 35.6 x 43.5 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in upper right corner of sheet. State: Knesebeck state II, Klipstein state II. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: inscribed in pencil "2. Zust." in the lower right corner of sheet; number 41 inscribed in the upper left corner of sheet; number 162 inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet. Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle; "51 Bl.a" inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet; "Die Mütter S. W. 182/II" and number 103003018 inscribed in pencil along the lower margin; number 17648 inscribed in pencil. Lugt: 4396.
See also: 176.V (Knesebeck) in Box 11.
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176.V (Knesebeck); 182.Va (Klipstein) The Mothers ( Die Mütter ), mid-October 1921 until at latest early 1922

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: sheet 6 of the series War Krieg). Technique: woodcut; printed in black ink on thick, soft, rough Japan paper; reworked with white gouache and black ink. Dimensions: image 34 x 40 cm, sheet 47 x 56 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right and inscribed "5. Zustand (Felsing)" in the lower left. Printer: Otto Felsing. State: Knesebeck state V, Klipstein state Va. Edition: proof before the edition by Richter. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: small letter x inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet; inscribed in pencil "S.162 Kl 182." Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; marked "50.-" in pencil. Lugt: 4395.
See also: 176.II (Knesebeck) in Box 11.
box 11

178.VI (Knesebeck); 181.VI (Klipstein) The Widow II ( Die Witwe II ), presumably spring 1922

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: sheet 5 of the series War ( Krieg). Technique: woodcut; printed in black ink on thick, soft, rough Japan paper. Dimensions: image 30 x 40 cm, sheet 42 x 51 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right and inscribed "6. Zust." in lower left. State: Knesebeck state VI, Klipstein state VI. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; possibly Alexander von der Becke collection. Verso: two illegible marks in pencil.
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180.II (Knesebeck); 185.II (Klipstein) Young Girl Carrying a Child ( Mädchen ein Kind tragend), rejected first version for the cover of Otto Rühle's book Das proletarische Kind , spring 1922

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: woodcut; printed in black ink on thin ribbed Japan paper. Dimensions: image 18.8 x 14.8 cm, sheet 33.3 x 25.5 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in the lower right. State: Knesebeck state II, Klipstein state II. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Otto Kallir; Kennedy Galleries, New York. Recto: initials "OK" inscribed in pencil in the lower right corner of sheet. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner. Lugt: 4395.
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182.II (Knesebeck); 169.II (Klipstein) Hunger ( Hunger), spring 1922

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: woodcut; printed in black ink on thick Japan paper. Dimensions: image 32 x 27.5 cm, including all script; sheet 35 x 30.8 cm. Signatures: cut in wood signature "Kollwitz" in the lower left, signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in the lower right. State: Knesebeck state II, Klipstein state II. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: inscribed in pencil "K. 169/II." in the lower left corner of sheet; small letter x and another marking in pencil inscribed in the lower right corner of sheet. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; number 29804 inscribed in pencil. Lugt: 4395.
box 12

183.II (Knesebeck); 157 (Klipstein) Self-Portrait ( Selbstbildnis), rejected first version, before mid-August 1922

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon lithograph, presumably transfer; printed in black ink on thin ribbed Japan paper. Dimensions: image 15.5 x 8.5 cm, sheet 30.5 x 26 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in the lower right. State: Knesebeck state II, states not in Klipstein. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Lotar Neumann collection; Salman Schocken collection. Recto: inscribed in pencil "W 147" in the lower margin; inscribed in pencil "4/818" and "K 243" in the lower right corner. Verso: collector's wet stamp "LN" within circle. Lugt: Neumann's stamp not in Lugt.
box 12

185.a (Knesebeck); 159.a (Klipstein) Small Self-Portrait towards Left ( Kleines Selbstbildnis nach links), third final version, before mid-August 1922

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon lithograph, presumably transfer; printed in black ink on chine collé; mounted on copperplate paper. Dimensions: image 19.1 x 13 cm, sheet 23.5 x 17 cm, mount 48 x 32 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in the lower right of sheet. State: Knesebeck state a, Klipstein state a. Edition: proof. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: inscribed in pencil "S. 148," "Kl 159" in the lower left corner of mount. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner. Lugt: 4395.
box 12

186.II (Knesebeck); 161.II (Klipstein) Small Man's Head with Hands ( Kleiner Männerkopf mit Händen), rejected first version, before mid-August 1922

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: woodcut; printed in black ink on thick Japan paper. Dimensions: image 12 x 10.3 cm, sheet 14 x 12 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in the lower right. State: Knesebeck state II, Klipstein state II. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Otto Kallir. Recto: number 2 inscribed in pencil in the lower left. Verso: "K.161, II, Slg. Kallir" inscribed in pencil.
box 12

187.I (Knesebeck); 162.I (Klipstein) Small Man's Head with Hands ( Kleiner Männerkopf mit Händen), rejected second version, before mid-August 1922

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: woodcut; printed in black ink on thick, soft Japan paper. Dimensions: image 7.3 x 6.7 cm, sheet 12.6 x 9 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in the lower right. State: Knesebeck state I, Klipstein state I. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Lotar Neumann collection. Recto: number 1 inscribed in pencil in the lower left. Verso: collector's wet stamp "LN" within circle; "822/N" inscribed in pencil; number 21544 and "(W 149)" inscribed in pencil. Lugt: Neumann's stamp not in Lugt.
See also: 187.II copy 1, 187.II copy 2, 187.III, 187.IV (Knesebeck) in Box 12.
box 12

187.II (Knesebeck); 162.II (Klipstein) copy 1 Small Man's Head with Hands ( Kleiner Männerkopf mit Händen), rejected second version, before mid-August 1922

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: woodcut; printed in black ink on thick, soft Japan paper. Dimensions: image 7.3 x 6.7 cm, sheet 15 x 9.5 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in the lower right. State: Knesebeck state II, Klipstein state II. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Walter Sauerwein collection. Recto: "II. Zustand" inscribed in pencil in the lower left of sheet. Verso: inscribed in pencil in lower margin "Kollwitz Kleiner Männerkopf Wagner 149"; number 103003073 inscribed in pencil; another marking in pencil.
See also: 187.I, 187.II copy 2, 187.III, 187.IV (Knesebeck) in Box 12.
box 12

187.II (Knesebeck); 162.II (Klipstein) copy 2 Small Man's Head with Hands ( Kleiner Männerkopf mit Händen), rejected second version, before mid-August 1922

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: woodcut; printed in black ink on thick, soft Japan paper. Dimensions: image 7.3 x 6.7 cm, sheet 12.8 x 9.5 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in the lower right. State: Knesebeck state II, Klipstein state II. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Lotar Neumann collection. Recto: number 2 inscribed in pencil in the lower left. Verso: collector's wet stamp "LN" within circle; "823/N" inscribed in pencil; number 7545 and "(W 149)" inscribed in pencil. Lugt: Neumann's stamp not in Lugt.
See also: 187.I, 187.II copy 1, 187.III, 187.IV (Knesebeck) in Box 12.
box 12

187.III (Knesebeck); 162. III (Klipstein) Small Man's Head with Hands ( Kleiner Männerkopf mit Händen), rejected second version, before mid-August 1922

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: woodcut; printed in black ink on thick, soft Japan paper. Dimensions: image 7.3 x 6.7 cm, sheet 14.8 x 10 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in the lower right. State: Knesebeck state III, Klipstein state III. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Lotar Neumann collection. Recto: number 3 inscribed in pencil in the lower left. Verso: collector's wet stamp "LN" within circle; "824/N," "K 1547," "W 149" inscribed in pencil. Lugt: Neumann's stamp not in Lugt.
See also: 187.I, 187.II copy 1, 187.II copy 2, 187.IV (Knesebeck) in Box 12.
box 12

187.IV (Knesebeck); 162.IV (Klipstein) Small Man's Head with Hands ( Kleiner Männerkopf mit Händen), rejected second version, before mid-August 1922

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: woodcut; printed in black ink on thick, soft Japan paper. Dimensions: image 7.3 x 6.7 cm, sheet 12.2 x 12.2 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in the lower right. State: Knesebeck state IV, Klipstein state IV. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Lotar Neumann collection. Recto: number 4 inscribed in pencil in the lower left. Verso: collector's wet stamp "LN" within circle; inscribed in pencil "825/N"; inscribed in pencil "K 1547," "W 149." Lugt: Neumann's stamp not in Lugt.
See also: 187.I, 187.II copy 1, 187.II copy 2, 187.III (Knesebeck) in Box 12.
box 12

188.VIb (Knesebeck); 163.VIb (Klipstein) Small Man's Head without Hands ( Kleiner Männerkopf ohne Hände), third, final version, before mid-August 1922

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: woodcut; printed in black ink on soft velin paper. Dimensions: image 7.1 x 6.7 cm, sheet 23 x 19.5 cm. Signatures: cut in wood monogram "K" in the lower right, signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in the lower right. State: Knesebeck state VIb, Klipstein state VIb. Edition: 150 numbered copies. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: erased edition statement in the lower left partly visible; erased inscriptions in pencil in the lower right and left corners of sheet partly visible. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner. Lugt: 4395.
box 12

189 (Knesebeck); 174 (Klipstein) Recto: The People ( Das Volk); Verso: The Parents ( Die Eltern), fall 1922

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: rejected version of the seventh sheet of the series War ( Krieg). Technique: woodcut; printed in black ink on thick soft Japan paper; reworked with white gouache. Dimensions: image 36.1 x 30.2 cm, sheet 41 x 35.5 cm. Signatures: unsigned. State: presumably unique by Knesebeck and Klipstein. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Hans Kollwitz. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; inscribed in pencil rückseitig "Das Volk", verworfene Fassung, Zustandsdruck (endgültige Fassung W. 163); inscribed in pencil Kl 174; inscribed in pencil Eigentum Hans Kollwitz; letter B inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner; number 174 within circle inscribed in pencil; a small paper label, inscribed in pencil PM 115, affixed in the lower right corner. Lugt: 4395.
See also: 169 (Knesebeck) on verso in Box 12.
box 12

190.II (Knesebeck); 183.II (Klipstein) The People ( Das Volk ), partial print showing the three heads only, fall 1922

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: sheet 7 of the series War ( Krieg). Technique: woodcut; printed in black ink on thick Japan paper; reworked with white and off-white gouache. Dimensions: image 13 x 30 cm, sheet 14.2 x 35.5 cm. Signatures: unsigned. State: Knesebeck state II, Klipstein state II. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: inscribed in pencil "183 IIa" in the lower left corner of sheet; inscribed in pencil "2.Z." and number "189 [?]" in the lower right corner of sheet. Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle; "S163" and "Kl 183" inscribed in pencil in the lower right corner of sheet. Lugt: 4396.
See also: 190.III (Knesebeck) in Box 12; 977 (Nagel/Timm) in Box 20.
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190.III (Knesebeck); 183.III (Klipstein) The People ( Das Volk ), fall 1922

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: sheet 7 of the series War ( Krieg). Technique: woodcut; printed in black ink on thick Japan paper; reworked with white and off-white gouache, and black ink, including the addition of a face behind the head of the man at left. Dimensions: image 36 x 30 cm, sheet 42 x 35.3 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: Knesebeck state III, Klipstein state III. Edition: trial proof. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: inscribed in pencil along the lower margin "3.Z," "S-163," "Das Volk," "Probedruck," and three other markings in pencil; inscribed in green pencil "K 813" within circle in the lower left corner of sheet. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner. Lugt: 4395.
See also: 190.II (Knesebeck) in Box 12; 977 (Nagel/Timm) in Box 20.
box 13

191.b (Knesebeck); 165.b (Klipstein) Anti-Alcohol Week ( Alkoholgegnerwoche), November 1922

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon transfer lithograph; printed in black ink on ribbed paper with a watermark. Dimensions: image 34 x 41.1 cm, including writing; sheet 39 x 51 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: Knesebeck state b, Klipstein state b. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Otto Kallir. Recto: inscribed "K 165" in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet; inscribed "OK" and an illegible mark in pencil in the lower right corner of sheet. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; "S. 152" inscribed in pencil. Lugt: 4395. Note: this poster was commissioned by the German Order of Good Templars (Deutscher Guttempler-Orden) in Berlin-Schöneberg to announce the anti-alcohol week as occurring between December 3 and 7, 1922.
box 13

192.IIb (Knesebeck); 201.IIb (Klipstein) Self-Portrait ( Selbstbildnis), 1922

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: woodcut; printed in black ink on thick, ribbed laid Japan paper. Dimensions: image 15 x 11 cm, sheet 32 x 23 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: Knesebeck state IIb, Klipstein state IIb. Edition: Alexander von der Becke, circa 1931; 30/50. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: small letter x inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet; inscribed in pencil in lower margin "Selbstbild 1924"; number "201" inscribed in pencil. Verso: number 30 inscribed in pencil; "Kl 201 S 179" inscribed in pencil.
box 13

193.XIVa (Knesebeck); 168.XIII (Klipstein) Frontal Self-Portrait ( Selbstbildnis von vorn), between 1922 and 1923

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: woodcut; printed in black ink on thick, soft Japan paper. Dimensions: image 15 x 15.5 cm, sheet 26.5 x 18.7 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: Knesebeck state XIVa, Klipstein state XIII. Edition: proof. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz; Hans Kollwitz. Recto: small letter x inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet. Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle; "S 153 Kl 168" inscribed in pencil; Hans inscribed in pencil. Lugt: 4396.
box 13

194.VI (Knesebeck); 176.VI (Klipstein) The Parents ( Die Eltern ), 1922 or 1923

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: rejected version of the third sheet of the series War ( Krieg). Technique: woodcut; printed in black ink on thick, soft Japan paper; reworked with white oxidized gouache. Dimensions: image 37.2 x 45 cm, sheet 39.8 x 47 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: Knesebeck state VI, example of state VI not known to Klipstein. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: small letter x inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet; "II Fass 6 Zust" inscribed in pencil. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; "Kl 176" inscribed in pencil. Lugt: 4395.
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195 (Knesebeck); 164 (Klipstein) Seated Worker ( Sitzender Arbeiter), 1923

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon lithograph, transfer of a drawing on parchment-like paper; printed in black ink on carton-like velin without watermark. Dimensions: image 32.6 x 35.7 cm, sheet 61 x 49.5 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: only known state in Knesebeck and Klipstein. Edition: proof. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Note: the transfer drawing in the collection of the Käthe Kollwitz Museum in Cologne has the provisional Nagel/Timm number 919a.
box 13

196.a (Knesebeck); 237 (Klipstein) Self-Portrait in Profile ( Selbstbildnis im Profil), between 1921 and April 1923

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon transfer lithograph; printed in black ink on ribbed laid paper with a partially cut off watermark of a crowned coat of arms with heraldic lily. Dimensions: image 14.2 x 12 cm, sheet 39.4 x 28.8 cm. Signatures: signed in stone "Kollwitz" in lower left of image, signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: Knesebeck state a, no states are listed in Klipstein. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: "Kl. 237" inscribed in pencil; "K. 279" inscribed in pencil. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; number 237 within circle inscribed in pencil; "#1191" inscribed in pencil. Lugt: 4395.
box 18

197.Ib (Knesebeck); 184.I (Klipstein) The Survivors ( Die Überlebenden ), before August 1923

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon and brush transfer lithograph with scratch technique; printed in green-black ink on velin paper with the watermark "j W ZANDERS 19" and a coat of arms with three lilies within the corners of the coat of arms, which is crowned with a helmet with a lily above leaves. Dimensions: image 56.2 x 68.5 cm, sheet 67 x 85 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right, signed in stone in lower right. State: Knesebeck state Ib, Klipstein state I. Edition: printing proof. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner. Lugt: 4395.
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198.I (Knesebeck); 189.I (Klipstein) Poster Against Paragraph 218 ( Plakat gegen den Paragraphen 218), before August 1923

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon lithograph, transfer of the drawing Nagel/Timm 1019; printed in black ink on lightly yellowish imitation Japan paper. Dimensions: image 40.7 x 21 cm, sheet 65.2 x 45.3 cm. Signatures: signed in stone by Käthe Kollwitz in lower right. State: Knesebeck state I, Klipstein state I. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate Käthe Kollwitz; Hans Kollwitz. Recto: small letter x inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet. Verso: collector's wet stamp RSA within circle; initials "H.K." inscribed in pencil; "S. 167" inscribed in pencil. Lugt: 4396. Related work: drawing Pregnant Woman with Two Children [ Schwangere mit zwei Kindern], Nagel/Timm 1019.
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200.IIa (Knesebeck); 187.a (Klipstein) Departure and Death ( Abschied und Tod), late 1923

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon transfer lithograph; printed in black ink on soft velin paper. Dimensions: image 53.5 x 43 cm, sheet 58.5 x 48 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: Knesebeck state IIa, Klipstein state a. Edition: proof before the edition in the portfolio Abschied und Tod , and before the separate proofs for the art market. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Helmut Goedeckemeyer collection. Recto: inscribed in pencil in lower margin "Einleitendes Blatt/Käthe Kollwitz "Abschied und Tod"," "Orig. Litho"; "S W 168" inscribed in pencil and partly erased; "(1924) Kl. 187IIb" inscribed in pencil. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; collector's wet stamp letters Goe. within circle. Lugt: 4395; Goedeckemeyer stamp not in Lugt.
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201.V (Knesebeck); 188.V (Klipstein) Woman and Children Going to Their Death ( Frau mit Kindern in den Tod gehend), late 1923

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: woodcut; printed in black ink on thick, soft paper. Dimensions: image 49.5 x 39.7 cm, sheet 65 x 54 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: Knesebeck state V, Klipstein state V. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: small letter x inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; "S. 166" inscribed in pencil. Lugt: 4395.
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202.AII (Knesebeck); 190.AII (Klipstein) Germany's Children are Starving! ( Deutschlands Kinder hungern!), late 1923

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon lithograph, transfer of the drawing Nagel/Timm 1004 on copperplate paper; printed in black ink on thin, smooth, machine-made paper. Dimensions: image 43 x 29 cm, sheet 53 x 41.5 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: Knesebeck state AII, Klipstein state AII. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: small letter x inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet; "Kl 190" inscribed in pencil in the lower right corner of sheet. Related work: drawing Germany's Children are Starving! [ Deutschlands Kinder hungern!], Nagel/Timm 1004.
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203.III (Knesebeck); 202.III (Klipstein) Self-Portrait ( Selbstbildnis), spring 1924

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: woodcut; printed in black ink on thick, soft Japan paper. Dimensions: image 40 x 30 cm, sheet 44 x 32.5 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: Knesebeck state III, Klipstein state III. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Salman Schocken collection. Recto: number 3 inscribed in pencil in the lower left of sheet. Verso: two collector's wet stamps "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; number 874, number 237 within circle, "200/III," "K 289" inscribed in pencil. Lugt: 4395.
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204.a (Knesebeck); 199.a (Klipstein) Brotherhood - Fraternization ( Verbrüderung), before July 1924

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon transfer lithograph; printed in black ink on imitation Japan paper. Dimensions: image 23.5 x 17.4 cm, sheet 37.7 x 25.6 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: Knesebeck state a, Klipstein state a. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: small letter x inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet; inscribed in pencil "Verbrüderung"; number 199 inscribed in pencil. Verso: "S 177 Kl 199" inscribed in pencil.
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206.AII (Knesebeck); 193.II (Klipstein) Fight against Hunger! Buy Food Coupons ( Wehrt dem Hunger! Kauft Ernährungsgeld), also known as Begging ( Bettelnde), 1924

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon lithograph, transfer of the drawing Nagel/Timm 1025 on transparent paper; printed in black ink on thin, smooth, brown poster paper. Dimensions: image 31.7 x 45.5 cm, sheet 33.3 x 47.5 cm. Signatures: signed in stone by Käthe Kollwitz in lower left. State: Knesebeck state AII, Klipstein state II. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner. Lugt: 4395. Related work: drawing Begging ( Bettelnde), Nagel/Timm 1025.
See also: 206.B (Knesebeck) in Box 13.
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206.B (Knesebeck); 193.IIIb (Klipstein) Fight against Hunger! Buy Food Coupons ( Wehrt dem Hunger! Kauft Ernährungsgeld), also known as Begging ( Bettelnde), 1924

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: photomechanical transfer of a crayon lithograph (transfer of the drawing Nagel/Timm 1025 on transparent paper) of the first state to a new stone or metal plate; printed in black ink on velin paper with illegible watermark. Dimensions: image 34.5 x 22.5 cm, sheet 53.3 x 38 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower left, at lower left the 2.5 cm high lithographed signature. Printer: Alexander von der Becke. State: Knesebeck state B, Klipstein state IIIb. Edition: Von der Becke edition, ca. 1931, proof without embossed seal. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: small letter x inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet; "Kl 193" inscribed in pencil in the lower right corner of sheet. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; "S 172" inscribed in penci; "G v I" inscribed in pencil. Lugt: 4396. Related work: drawing Begging ( Bettelnde), Nagel/Timm 1025.
See also: 206.AII (Knesebeck) in Box 13.
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209.e (Knesebeck); 198.c (Klipstein) Self-Portrait ( Selbstbildnis), 1924

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon lithograph, transfer of a drawing on transfer paper; printed in black ink on soft velin paper. Dimensions: image 29 x 22.5 cm, sheet 54 x 38 cm. Signatures: signed, titled and dated by the artist "Käthe Kollwitz/Selbstbild 1924" in pencil in lower right. State: Knesebeck state a, Klipstein state c. Edition: Von der Becke edition, as of 1931. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: small letter x inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet; "Kl. 198" inscribed in pencil. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; "S 176" inscribed in pencil and partly erased. Lugt: 4395.
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210.II (Knesebeck); 205.II (Klipstein) The Last Thing ( Das Letzte ), or Old Man with Rope ( Alter Mann mit Strick), 1924

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: woodcut; printed in black ink on thick Japan paper, reworked with white pigment. Dimensions: image 30.4 x 12.7 cm, sheet 35 x 13.5 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in black ink in lower right. State: Knesebeck state II; Klipstein state II, substate not listed. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Beate Bonus-Jeep collection. Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle; inscribed in pencil "Kl. 205-I"; inscribed in pencil Jeep. Lugt: 4396.
See also: 210.IIIa (Knesebeck) in Box 14.
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210.IIIa (Knesebeck); 205.IIa (Klipstein) The Last Thing ( Das Letzte ), or Old Man with Rope ( Alter Mann mit Strick), 1924

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: woodcut; printed in black ink on thin laid Japan paper. Dimensions: image 30.4 x 12.7 cm, sheet 34.5 x 24.5 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right, signed "Kollwitz" in block in lower right. State: Knesebeck state IIIa, Klipstein state IIa. Edition: edition for the Altershilfe der Jugend, 25 deluxe edition proofs, signed but not numbered. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: "W 182" inscribed in pencil, partly erased; another mark in pencil erased in the lower right corner of sheet. Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle; number 237 within circle inscribed in pencil. Lugt: 4396.
See also: 210.II (Knesebeck) in Box 14.
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211 (Knesebeck); 191 (Klipstein) Seated Woman with Shawl ( Sitzende Frau mit Umschlagtuch), [1924?]

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon lithograph (transfer of the drawing Nagel/Timm 1022); printed in black ink on machine-made paper. Dimensions: image 41 x 32.4 cm, sheet 61 x 49 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: unique state in Knesebeck and Klipstein. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: inscription in pencil erased in lower left corner of sheet. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner. Lugt: 4395. Related work: drawing Seated Woman with Shawl [ Sitzende Frau mit Umschlagtuch, Selbstbildnis], Nagel/Timm 1022.
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212 (Knesebeck); 192 (Klipstein) Seated Woman with Propped Up Hand ( Sitzende Frau mit aufgestützter Hand), [1924?]

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon lithograph (transfer of a lost drawing); printed in black ink on machine-made paper. Dimensions: image 48.2 x 41.2 cm, sheet 61.7 x 53 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: unique state in Knesebeck and Klipstein. Edition: ca. 15 copies printed. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: small letter x inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet; "S.171," "Kl 192," and a small illegible mark inscribed in pencil in lower margin. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner. Lugt: 4395. Related work: drawing Seated Woman with Propped Up Hand ( Sitzende Frau mit aufgestützter Hand, Selbstbildnis), Nagel/Timm 1024.
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214 (Knesebeck); 197 (Klipstein) Unemployed ( Erwerbslos), 1924 or early 1925

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: rejected version of the first sheet of the series Proletariat. Technique: woodcut; printed in black ink on soft Japan paper. Dimensions: image 36 x 30 cm, sheet 38 x 32 cm. Signatures: signed and inscribed "Zustandsdruck" by Käthe Kollwitz in upper margin. State: unique state in Knesebeck and Klipstein. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Ingeborg Tremmel collection, Bavaria. Verso: inscribed in pencil "Kollwitz Leere Schüssel Holzschnitt 1924," "Wagner 175"; number 103003014 inscribed in pencil; illegible mark in pencil in the lower right corner of sheet. Related work: drawing Starving Family ( Hungernde Familie ), Nagel/Timm 1034, a preparatory drawing for a discarded woodcut Empty Bowl ( Leere Schüssel ).
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215.V (Knesebeck); 206.V (Klipstein) Unemployed ( Erwerbslos), 1924 or early 1925

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: sheet 1 of the series Proletariat. Technique: woodcut; printed in black ink on thick, soft Japan paper, reworked with white gouache. Dimensions: image 36 x 30 cm, sheet 40.8 x 35 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right; inscribed in pencil "5. Zust." in lower left. State: Knesebeck state V, Klipstein state V. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: inscribed in pencil "Erwerbslos" in lower margin. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner. Lugt: 4395. Related work: drawing Unemployed ( Erwerbslos), Nagel/Timm 1036.
See also: 215.X (Knesebeck) in Box 14.
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215.X (Knesebeck); 206.VIIIa (Klipstein) Unemployed ( Erwerbslos), 1924 or early 1925

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: sheet 1 of the series Proletariat. Technique: woodcut; printed in black ink on thick, soft Japan paper. Dimensions: image 36 x 30 cm, sheet 55.5 x 44 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right, inscribed "10 Zust" in pencil in lower left. State: Knesebeck state X, Klipstein state VIIIa. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: small letter x inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet; width measurement drawn in pencil below the image and inscribed 9 cm; number 206 inscribed in pencil in the upper right of sheet. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; "S.183" inscribed in pencil. Lugt: 4395. Related work: drawing Unemployed ( Erwerbslos), Nagel/Timm 1036.
See also: 215.V (Knesebeck) in Box 14.
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216.IIIb (Knesebeck); 208.IIa (Klipstein) Child Mortality ( Kindersterben), 1924 or early 1925

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: sheet 3 of the series Proletariat. Technique: woodcut; printed in black ink on thick, soft Japan paper. Dimensions: image 36.8 x 27.7 cm, sheet 56 x 43.5 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right and and inscribed "5. Zust." in lower left. State: Knesebeck state IIIb, Klipstein state IIa. Edition: Richter edition, 1926, unnumbered proof. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Hans Kollwitz. Recto: number 208 inscribed in pencil. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; initials "H.K." inscribed in pencil; "S. 185" inscribed in pencil. Lugt: 4395.
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217.AIIIa (Knesebeck); 209.I (Klipstein) Cottage Industry ( Heimarbeit), before April 1925

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon and brush lithograph, presumably transfer of the drawing Nagel/Timm 1075; printed in black ink on similated Japanese Vellum Wettious paper. Dimensions: image 34 x 43 cm, sheet 45 x 64 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in soft graphite in lower right. State: Knesebeck state AIIIa, Klipstein state I. Edition: proof before the edition by the Deutsche Kunstgemeinschaft. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: number 10 inscribed in pencil in lower left of sheet; inscribed in pencil in lower right of sheet "K 209 Proof/Simulated Japan/Wettious." Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner. Lugt: 4395. Related work: drawing Cottage Industry ( Heimarbeit), Nagel/Timm 1075.
See also: 217.BII (Knesebeck) in Box 14.
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217.BII (Knesebeck); 209.II (Klipstein) Cottage Industry ( Heimarbeit), before April 1925

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon and brush lithograph, presumably transfer of the drawing Nagel/Timm 1075; printed in black ink on smooth, thin, brown poster paper. Dimensions: image and script 68.5 x 45 cm, sheet 72 x 47.5 cm. Signatures: signed in stone by Käthe Kollwitz in upper right, printed in stone in lower right Druck H. Birkholz Berlin W 35. Printer: Hermann Birkholz. State: Knesebeck state BII, Klipstein state II. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: small letter x inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet; "S 186 Kl 209 II" inscribed in pencil. Verso: inscribed in black chalk "Ausstellung/Käthe Kollwitz/bei/H. Sagert [illegible]/Kunsthandlung/Potsdamer Str. 122 c/1.-31. Oktober/Werktags 10-6. Uhr/Sonntags 12-2. Uhr"; inscribed in pencil "Freie Besichtigung." Related work: drawing Cottage Industry ( Heimarbeit), Nagel/Timm 1075.
See also: 217.AIIIa (Knesebeck) in Box 14.
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218.a (Knesebeck); 213.a (Klipstein) Child's Head ( Kinderkopf, Lotte Nagel), before April 1925

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon lithograph, transfer of the drawing Nagel/Timm 1078; printed in black ink on thin copperplate paper. Dimensions: image 13.5 x 10.5 cm, sheet 26.5 x 19.5 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: Knesebeck state a, Klipstein state a. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle; inscribed in pencil "Kinderkopf"; inscribed in pencil "K2139." Lugt: 4396. Related work: drawing Child's Head ( Kinderkopf), Nagel/Timm 1078. Note: the portrait is of the artist Otto Nagel's daughter.
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219 (Knesebeck); 211 (Klipstein) Mother and Child ( Mutter und Kind), rejected version, before June 25, 1925

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon lithograph; printed in black ink on thin Japan paper. Dimensions: image 20.9 x 13.5 cm, sheet 33 x 24 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: unique state in Knesebeck and Klipstein. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Lotar Neumann collection. Recto: "R 10402" inscribed in pencil in the upper left corner of sheet; "Kl. 211" inscribed in pencil in the lower left of sheet; "R 1708," "14148," "fi-" inscribed in pencil in the lower right corner of sheet. Verso: collector's wet stamp "LN" within circle; "888/N" iscribed in pencil; "14148" inscribed in pencil. Lugt: Neumann's stamp not in Lugt.
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222.VI (Knesebeck); 207.VI (Klipstein) Hunger ( Hunger), May until September 1925

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: sheet 2 of the series Proletariat. Technique: woodcut and burin; printed in black ink on thick, soft Japan paper, reworked in black ink. Dimensions: image 29.4 x 43.1 cm, sheet 35 x 55.5 cm. Signatures: unsigned, inscribed in pencil "6. Zust." in lower left. State: Knesebeck state VI, Klipstein state VI. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: small letter x inscribed in pencil in the left lower corner of sheet; inscribed in pencil "S 184," "Kl 207." Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner. Lugt: 4395.
See also: 222.VII, 222.XII, 222.XVa (Knesebeck) in Box 14.
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222.VII (Knesebeck); 207.VII (Klipstein) Hunger ( Hunger), May until September 1925

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: sheet 2 of the series Proletariat. Technique: woodcut and burin; printed in black ink on thick, soft Japan paper; and reworked with black ink. Dimensions: image 31.2 x 43.2 cm, sheet 35 x 55.5 cm. Signatures: unsigned. State: Knesebeck state VII, Klipstein state VII. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: small letter x inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet; number 7 inscribed in pencil; "S 184 Kl 207/VI" inscribed in pencil. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner. Lugt: 4395.
See also: 222.VI, 222.XII, 222.XVa (Knesebeck) in Box 14.
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222.XII (Knesebeck); 207.XII (Klipstein) Hunger ( Hunger), May until September 1925

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: sheet 2 of the series Proletariat. Technique: woodcut and burin; printed in black ink on thick, soft Japan paper. Dimensions: image 58.5 x 43 cm, sheet 70 x 55.5 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right, inscribed "11. Zust." in pencil in lower left. State: Knesebeck state XII, Klipstein state XII. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz; Hans Kollwitz. Recto: small letter x inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet; number 207 inscribed in pencil. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; initials "H.K" inscribed in pencil; "S.184" inscribed in pencil. Lugt: 4395.
See also: 222.VI, 222.VII, 222.XVa (Knesebeck) in Box 14.
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222.XVa (Knesebeck); 207.XVa (Klipstein) Hunger ( Hunger), May until September 1925

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: sheet 2 of the series Proletariat. Technique: woodcut and burin; printed in black ink on Japan paper. Dimensions: image 59 x 43 cm, sheet 73 x 50.5 cm. Signatures: inscribed "Proletariat: Hunger" and signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: Knesebeck state XVa, Klipstein state XVa. Edition: Richter edition, 1926; unnumbered proof. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: along the lower margin of sheet inscribed in pencil "1261 Kollwitz-Hunger K 207"; two erased inscriptions in pencil visible in the lower right corner of sheet. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; number 1835 inscribed in pencil. Lugt: 4395.
See also: 222.VI, 222.VII, 222.XII (Knesebeck) in Box 14.
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223.II (Knesebeck); 203.I (Klipstein) Prisoners Listening to Music ( Gefangene, Musik hörend), 1925

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon lithograph, transfer of the drawing Nagel/Timm 1063; printed in black ink on thin Japan paper. Dimensions: image 34 x 34.5 cm, sheet 60 x 46.5 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: Knesebeck state II, Klipstein state I. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: R 10369 inscribed in pencil. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; illegible marking in pencil. Lugt: 4395. Related work: drawing Prisoners Listening to Music ( Gefangene, Musik hörend), Nagel/Timm 1063.
See also: 223.IIIb (Knesebeck) in Box 15.
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223.IIIb (Knesebeck); 203.IIb (Klipstein) Prisoners Listening to Music ( Gefangene, Musik hörend ), 1925

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon lithograph, transfer of the drawing Nagel/Timm 1063; printed in black ink on handmade velin paper. Dimensions: image 33.4 x 32 cm, sheet 53 x 37.5 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: Knesebeck state IIIb, Klipstein state IIb. Edition: 30 proofs, Von der Becke edition, circa 1931. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: small letter x inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet; "S. 181 Kl 203/II" inscribed in pencil. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner. Lugt: 4395. Related work: drawing Prisoners Listening to Music ( Gefangene, Musik hörend ), Nagel/Timm 1063.
See also: 223.II (Knesebeck) in Box 15.
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224.I (Knesebeck); 210.Ib (Klipstein) Three Heads: Man, Woman and Child ( Drei Köpfe: Mann, Frau und Kind), 1925

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon lithograph, transfer of a drawing on transparent paper; printed in black ink on ribbed laid paper. Dimensions: image 12.4 x 15.5 cm, sheet 31 x 22.5 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz and inscribed "für Freie Volksbühne" in pencil in lower right. State: Knesebeck state I, Klipstein state Ib. Edition: edition for the brochure Programm der Freien Volksbühne . Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: small letter x inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet; number 210 inscribed in pencil. Verso: "S 187 Kl 210" inscribed in pencil.
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226.a (Knesebeck); 219.a (Klipstein) Municipal Shelter ( Städtisches Obdach), before late August 1926

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon transfer lithograph; printed in black ink on velin paper. Dimensions: image 42 x 56 cm, sheet 51.5 x 67 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil and inscribed "Städtisches Obdach" in lower right. State: Knesebeck state a, Klipstein state a. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: small letter x inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; "S 193 Kl 219" inscribed in pencil; marked in pencil "14 br," and two other markings. Lugt: 4395. Related work: drawings Municipal Shelter ( Städtisches Obdach), Nagel/Timm 1111, 1112.
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227.II (Knesebeck); 222.I (Klipstein) Mothers, Share Your Abundance! ( Mütter gebt von euerm Überfluß!), early November 1926

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon transfer lithograph; printed in black ink on stiff, smooth paper. Dimensions: image without script 34.4 x 32.1 cm, image with script 41 x 37 cm, sheet 50 x 45 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: Knesebeck state II, Klipstein state I. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: small letter x inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet; number 222 inscribed in pencil. Verso: "S 194" inscribed in pencil.
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228.Ia (Knesebeck); 218 (Klipstein) copy 1 Visit in a Children's Hospital ( Besuch im Kinderkrankenhaus), 1926

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon transfer lithograph; printed in black ink on stiff, brown paper. Dimensions: image 27.5 x 33.8 cm, sheet 40.5 x 47.3 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: Knesebeck state Ia, state not listed in Klipstein. Edition: proof before the edition. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: number 218 inscribed in pencil; number 2740 inscribed in pencil; letter W and two other markings inscribed in pencil; "XLI" inscribed in pencil. Verso: "S 192" inscribed in pencil; "K218b" inscribed in pencil.
See also: 228.Ia copy 2 (Knesebeck) in Box 15.
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228.Ia (Knesebeck); 218 (Klipstein) copy 2 Visit in a Children's Hospital ( Besuch im Kinderkrankenhaus), 1926

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon transfer lithograph; printed in black ink on printed scrap paper. Dimensions: image 27.5 x 33.8 cm; sheet 34.5 x 45 cm. Signatures: unsigned. State: Knesebeck state Ia, state not listed in Klipstein. Edition: proof before the edition. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle. Lugt: 4396.
See also: 228.Ia copy 1 (Knesebeck) in Box 15.
box 15

230.b (Knesebeck); 224.a (Klipstein) The Agitator ( Der Agitationsredner 0, final version , 1926

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon lithograph, transfer of the drawing Nagel/Timm 1125 on smooth paper; printed in black ink on Japan paper. Dimensions: image 31.2 x 21.6 cm, sheet 39.7 x 30 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: Knesebeck state b, Klipstein state a. Edition: 25 proofs on Japan, signed "Käthe Kollwitz" in lower right. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: "Kl 224" inscribed in pencil. Verso: number 73 inscribed in pencil. Related work: drawing The Agitator ( Der Agitationsredner), Nagel/Timm 1125; drawing The Agitator ( Der Agitationsredner), Nagel/Timm 1126; print The Agitator ( Der Agitationsredner), Knesebeck 229 (rejected version), Klipstein 223 (version I).
See also: 1126 (Nagel/Timm) in Box 20.
box 15

234.Ia/c (Knesebeck); 226 (Klipstein) Worker Woman with Sleeping Child ( Arbeiterfrau mit schlafendem Jungen), 1927

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon transfer lithograph; printed in black ink on thick, stiff Velin paper. Dimensions: image 39 x 33 cm, sheet 66 x 54 cm. Signatures: signed and inscribed "für die liebe Ottilie" by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: Knesebeck state Ia or Ic, state not listed in Klipstein. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: small letter x inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet; number 226 inscribed in pencil. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; number 12 inscribed in pencil; "S 196" inscribed in pencil and partly erased. Lugt: 4395.
box 15

235.a (Knesebeck); 227 (Klipstein) Self-Portrait in Profile ( Selbstbildnis im Profil), spring 1927

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon lithograph, transfer of the drawing Nagel/Timm 1148 on laid paper; printed in black ink on velin paper. Dimensions: image 32 x 29.7 cm, sheet 64.5 x 45.2 cm. Signatures: signed and dated by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: Knesebeck state a, state not listed in Klipstein. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: small letter x inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet; number 227 inscribed in pencil. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; "Preis [illegible] 30.-" inscribed in pencil; number 10 inscribed in red crayon; "Kl. 227" inscribed in pencil. Lugt: 4395. Related work: drawing Self-Portrait in Profile Turned Left ( Selbstbildnis im Profil nach links), Nagel/Timm 1148.
box 15

237.III (Knesebeck); 228.I (Klipstein) Listeners ( Zuhörende), 1927

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon transfer lithograph; printed in black ink on ribbed laid paper with the watermark of a boat above two waves, above which the letters "SLC" in a circle. Dimensions: image 22.5 x 18.9 cm, sheet 53.5 x 38 cm. Signatures: signed in stone by Käthe Kollwitz in lower left. State: Knesebeck state III, Klipstein state I. Edition: according to Klipstein, proof intended for the Sächsischer Kunstverein. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; "A20635" inscribed in pencil. Lugt: 4395.
box 15

238 (Knesebeck); 214 (Klipstein) Mother Pressing an Infant to Her Face ( Mutter, Säugling an ihr Gesicht drückend), first version, 1928

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon transfer lithograph; printed in black ink on browned machine-made paper. Dimensions: image 40 x 35.5 cm, sheet 64.5 x 45 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: unique state in Knesebeck and Klipstein. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Ann Nisenson, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara.
box 15

241 (Knesebeck); 229 (Klipstein) Bound Man ( Der Gefesselte ), 1928

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: possibly a photolithograph; printed in black ink on velin paper. Dimensions: image without lithographed signature 28.5 x 19.4 cm, sheet 53.5 x 37.5 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in stone in lower right. State: unique state by Knesebeck and Klipstein. Edition: 32 numbered proofs, 4/32. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: inscribed in pencil "N.4" in lower left. Verso: two collector's wet stamps "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; inscribed in pencil "PM.125." Lugt: 4395.
box 15

242.IIIc (Knesebeck); 247.III (Klipstein) Standing Mother Feeding Her Little Boy ( Stehende Mutter, ihr Büblein fütternd ), 1928

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: line etching and aquatint; printed in brown ink on brownish copperplate paper. Dimensions: plate mark 20.1 x 15.1 cm, sheet 39.8 x 30 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right, Felsing's signature in lower left. Printer: Otto Felsing. State: Knesebeck state IIIc, Klipstein state III. Edition: proof by Alexander von der Becke, 1930s. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: small letter x inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet; "Kl 247" inscribed in pencil. Verso: collector's wet stamp RSA within circle. Lugt: 4396.
box 15

243.I (Knesebeck); 239.I (Klipstein) Two Chatting Women with Two Children ( Zwei schwatzende Frauen mit zwei Kindern), rejected version, between 1928 and 1930

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: line etching and sandpaper; printed in black ink on copperplate paper, reworked in brush with white gouache and India ink. Dimensions: plate mark 22 x 20.1 cm, sheet 40 x 30 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right; inscribed "1 Zust." in lower left; instruction to the printer "Schwärze in Diagonale halten" inscribed by unknown hand along the lower margin. State: Knesebeck state I, Klipstein state I. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. References: Galerie Commeter auction 29-30 November 1932, no. 398. Recto: mark in pencil erased in the lower right corner of sheet. Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle. Lugt: 4396.
box 16

244.a (Knesebeck); 220.a (Klipstein) Young Mother with Infant ( Junge Mutter mit Säugling), 1928

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon transfer lithograph; printed in black ink on firm Japan paper. Dimensions: image 28.3 x 27.8 cm, sheet 50.5 x 38 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz and inscribed "junge Mutter 1929" in pencil in lower right. State: Knesebeck state a, Klipstein state a. Edition: proof on firm Japan paper; 1929 annual premium for the members of the Kasseler Kunstverein. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: small letter x inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet; "Kl 220" inscribed in pencil. Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle. Lugt: 4396.
box 16

245.III (Knesebeck); 233.III (Klipstein) Maria and Elisabeth ( Maria und Elisabeth), rejected second version, between 1928 and 1929

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: woodcut; printed in black ink on thick, soft Japan paper. Dimensions: image 18 x 19.5 cm, sheet 21.2 x 35.5 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: Knesebeck state III, Klipstein state III. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: number 3 inscribed in pencil. Verso: collector's wet stamp RSA within circle; "K. 233/III" inscribed in pencil. Lugt: 4396. Related work: print Maria and Elisabeth ( Maria und Elisabeth), Knesebeck 249. Note: partial print of the upper portion of image.
See also: 249.IV, 249.V (Knesebeck) in Box 16.
box 16

246.I (Knesebeck); 235.I (Klipstein) Sleeping Woman with Child ( Schlafende mit Kind), 1929

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: woodcut; printed from partially inked block in black ink on thick, soft Japan paper; reworked with white pigment and black ink, the lead partially oxidized pink. Dimensions: image 30 x 36.1 cm, sheet 35 x 43.5 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: Knesebeck state I, Klipstein state I. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: inscribed in pencil "1 Zust"; small letter x inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet; "Kl 235I" inscribed in pencil. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner. Lugt: 4395.
See also: 246.VIb (Knesebeck) in Box 16.
box 16

246.VIb (Knesebeck); 235.VI (Klipstein) Sleeping Woman with Child ( Schlafende mit Kind), 1929

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: woodcut; printed in black ink on velin paper with the watermark "Van Gelder Zonen." Dimensions: image 30 x 36.1 cm, sheet 41 x 51 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: Knesebeck state VIb, Klipstein state VI. Edition: proof for the edition for the Sächsischer Kunstverein, Dresden, 1930. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner. Lugt: 4395. Mat inscription: former mat inscribed in pencil "Kathe Kollwitz (1867 Konigsberg-Moritzburg 1945)", "Sleeping Woman with Child (Klipstein 235 VI of VII), Woodcut, 1929"; inscribed in pencil "D524."
See also: 246.I (Knesebeck) in Box 16.
box 16

247.V (Knesebeck); 236.V (Klipstein) Hospital Visit ( Besuch im Krankenhaus), 1929

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: woodcut and burin; printed in black ink on thick Japan paper. Dimensions: image 27.5 x 35.7 cm, sheet 31 x 41 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: Knesebeck state V, Klipstein state V. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; marked in pencil "5/25.-"; marked in pencil "L"; inscribed in pencil "Der kranke Vater." Lugt: 4395.
box 18

248 (Knesebeck); 238 (Klipstein) Mother Krausen's Trip to Happiness ( Mutter Krausen's Fahrt ins Glück), November 1929

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon and brush transfer lithograph; printed in black ink on chamois paper mounted on another paper. Dimensions: image 80.5 x 87 cm, sheet 84.9 x 89.7 cm. Signatures: signed and dated "Käthe Kollwitz/1930" in upper right; signed in stone "Kollwitz' in lower left. State: proofs from the upper half of the poster, the composition only without any text, which cannot be assigned to state I or II in Knesebeck; state reproduced by Klipstein cannot be verified. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Note: poster for the film Mother Krausen's Trip to Happiness ( Mutter Krausen's Fahrt ins Glück ) made under the patronage of Käthe Kollwitz and Hans Baluschek, and with the technical support of the painter Otto Nagel; the film was directed by Piel Jutzi and premiered on December 30, 1929.
box 16

249.IV (Knesebeck); 234.IV (Klipstein) Maria and Elisabeth ( Maria und Elisabeth); final, third version, 1929

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: woodcut; printed in black ink on thick, soft Japan paper. Dimensions: image 36.1 x 34 cm, sheet 37.3 x 35.5 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in upper right. State: Knesebeck state IV, Klipstein state IV. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Salman Schocken collection. Recto: inscribed in pencil "3 Z." in the lower left corner of sheet; number 7555 inscribed in pencil in the lower right corner of sheet. Verso: number 237 within circle inscribed in pencil; number 899 inscribed in pencil; inscribed in pencil "Maria u. Elisabeth II. Fassung, III. Zust." Related work: print Maria and Elisabeth ( Maria und Elisabeth), Knesebeck 245.
See also: 245.III, 249.V (Knesebeck) in Box 16.
box 16

249.V (Knesebeck); 234.Va (Klipstein) Maria and Elisabeth ( Maria und Elisabeth); final, third version, 1929

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: woodcut; printed in black ink on heavy Japan paper. Dimensions: image 35.5 x 34 cm, sheet 40 x 46 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: Knesebeck state V, Klipstein state Va. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: small letter x inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet; "Kl 234" inscribed in pencil. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner. Lugt: 4395. Related work: print Maria and Elisabeth ( Maria und Elisabeth), Knesebeck 245.
See also: 245.III, 249.IV (Knesebeck) in Box 16.
box 16

250a (Knesebeck); 240a (Klipstein) Two Chatting Women with Two Children ( Zwei schwatzende Frauen mit zwei Kindern), final version, 1930

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon transfer lithograph; printed in black ink on laid Japan paper. Dimensions: image 29.8 x 26 cm, sheet 55 x 44 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: Knesebeck state a, Klipstein state a. Edition: proof. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: inscribed "5B" in pencil; inscribed "Kl 240" in pencil. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner. Lugt: 4395.
box 16

251 (Knesebeck); 241 (Klipstein) Demonstration ( Demonstration), rejected version, 1931

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon lithograph, transfer of a lost drawing on ribbed laid paper; printed in black ink on velin-carton paper. Dimensions: image 34 x 28.5 cm, sheet 46.5 x 34 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: unique state in Knesebeck and Klipstein. Edition: signed proof. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Rolf Deyhle collection. Related work: print Demonstration ( Demonstration), Knesebeck 252.
See also: 252.IIc (Knesebeck) in Box 16.
box 16

252.IIc (Knesebeck); 242.IIb (Klipstein) Demonstration ( Demonstration), final version, 1931

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon transfer lithograph; printed in black ink on thick, soft, smooth copperplate paper. Dimensions: image 36.9 x 25.7 cm, sheet 51 x 37.5 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: Knesebeck state IIc, Klipstein state IIb. Edition: proof from a large edition, not numbered but signed, on the same thick, soft, smooth copperplate paper. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: inscribed in pencil "K 242/2b." Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; circular wet stamp in purple ink reading Monsterzegel Amsterdam with the coat of arms of the city of Amsterdam flanked by a number; inscribed in pencil "K 242-II b"; marked with three lines in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet. Lugt: 4395. Related work: print Demonstration ( Demonstration), Knesebeck 251.
See also: 251 (Knesebeck) in Box 16.
box 16

253 (Knesebeck); 243 (Klipstein) Parents with Child ( Eltern mit Kind), rejected version, 1931

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon transfer lithograph; printed in black ink on copperplate paper. Dimensions: image 26.5 x 38.5 cm, sheet 37.5 x 51 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: unique state in Knesebeck and Klipstein. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: small letter x inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet; "Kl 243" inscribed in pencil. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; "Eigentum Hans Kollwitz" inscribed in pencil. Lugt: 4395. Related work: drawing Family ( Familie), Nagel/Timm 1225; print Parents with Child ( Eltern mit Kind), Knesebeck 254.
See also: 254.b (Knesebeck) in Box 16.
box 16

254.b (Knesebeck); 244 (Klipstein) Parents with Child ( Eltern mit Kind), final version, 1931

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon lithograph, transfer of an unknown drawing on laid paper; printed in black ink on copperplate paper. Dimensions: image 22.5 x 31.5 cm, sheet 37.7 x 47.5 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: Knesebeck state b, unique state in Klipstein. Edition: proof for the Deutsche Bildkunst-Hilfe e. V. Gemeinnützige Gesellschaft Leipzig O. 28, Rosmarinweg 5. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: marked in pencil "d f" in the lower left corner of sheet; "Familie" inscribed in pencil. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner. Lugt: 4395. Related work: print Parents with Child ( Eltern mit Kind), Knesebeck 253.
See also: 253 (Knesebeck) in Box 16.
box 16

258.IIb (Knesebeck); 246.IIb (Klipstein) Mother with Young Boy ( Mutter mit Jungen), final version, 1933

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon transfer lithograph; printed in black ink on smooth carton. Dimensions: image 36 x 21.8 cm, sheet 51 x 36.8 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: Knesebeck state IIb, Klipstein state IIb. Edition: ca. 100 signed proofs. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: small letter x inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet; "Kl 246" inscribed in pencil. Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle. Lugt: 4396.
box 16

263.b (Knesebeck); 252.b (Klipstein) Self-Portrait ( Selbstbildnis), spring 1934

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon and brush transfer lithograph; printed in black ink on copperplate paper. Dimensions: image 20.8 x 18.7 cm, sheet 30.3 x 22.1 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz and inscribed "Modelldruck" in pencil in lower right. State: Knesebeck state b, Klipstein state b. Edition: unnumbered proof. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: small letter x inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet. Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle; "Kl 252" inscribed in pencil. Lugt: 4396.
box 17

266.I (Knesebeck); 258.a (Klipstein) Death Seizes the Children - Death Grabs into a Swarm of Children ( Tod greift in Kinderschar), before November 1934

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: sheet 3 of the series Death [ Tod]. Technique: crayon and brush lithograph; printed in black ink on velin paper, reworked with black ink. Dimensions: image 49 x 42 cm, sheet 58 x 48 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right and inscribed "Der Tod würgt Kinder." State: Knesebeck state I, Klipstein state a. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: small letter x inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet; number 258 inscribed in pencil in the upper right corner of sheet. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; inscribed in pencil "Vey. Nr. 39." Lugt: 4395.
box 17

269.a (Knesebeck); 263.a (Klipstein) Call of Death ( Ruf des Todes ), presumably 1937

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Part of: sheet 8 of the series Death [ Tod]. Technique: crayon lithograph; printed in black ink on thick, soft, raw Japan paper. Dimensions: image 38 x 38.3 cm, sheet 64 x 50 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil and inscribed in lower right "Druck von unvollendetem Stein." State: Knesebeck state a, Klipstein state a. Edition: proof before the edition. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: "H25" within circle inscribed in green pencil in the lower left corner of sheet; inscribed in pencil "[illegible]/Sold 2651 1/22/41"; inscribed in pencil "30.-" in the lower right corner of sheet. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; number 274 within circle inscribed in pencil. Lugt: 4395.
box 17

273.II (Knesebeck); 265.I/II (Klipstein) Self-Portrait in Profile towards Right ( Selbstbildnis im Profil nach rechts), 1938?

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: chalk transfer lithograph with spray technique on stone; printed in black ink on wove paper. Dimensions: image 49 x 30 cm, sheet 66 x 50 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: Knesebeck state II, Klipstein between state I and state II. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Related work: drawing Self-Portrait ( Selbstbildnis), Nagel/Timm 1275.
See also: 273.IIIb (Knesebeck) in Box 17.
box 17

273.IIIb (Knesebeck); 265.IIIb (Klipstein) Self-Portrait in Profile towards Right ( Selbstbildnis im Profil nach rechts), 1938?

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: chalk transfer lithograph; printed in black ink on smooth, carton-like paper. Dimensions: image 47.5 x 29 cm, sheet 75 x 50 cm. Signatures: unsigned. State: Knesebeck state IIIb, Klipstein state IIIb. Edition: 30 posthumous proofs, 1946, with estate remark from Hans Kollwitz. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Hans Kollwitz. Recto: inscribed by Hans Kollwitz in pencil "Aus dem Nachlass von Käthe Kollwitz/Hans Kollwitz" in lower right of sheet. Related work: drawing Self-Portrait ( Selbstbildnis), Nagel/Timm 1275.
See also: 273.II (Knesebeck) in Box 17.
box 17

274 (Knesebeck); 267 (Klipstein) "Seed for Sowing Should Not Be Milled" ( "Saatfrüchte sollen nicht vermahlen werden" ), December 1941

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon transfer lithograph; printed in black ink on smooth copperplate paper. Dimensions: image 37 x 39.5 cm, sheet 50 x 63 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in lower right. State: unique state in Knesebeck and Klipstein. Edition: one of eleven known copies. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz. Recto: small letter x inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet; inscribed in pencil "Kl 267" in the lower left corner of sheet; inscribed in pencil "267" in the lower right of sheet. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; inscribed in pencil "Oben ein alter Risss. 2 gr. Flickstellen/[illegible] 21.10.21/Kl 267." Lugt: 4395.
box 17

Poster for the Hedwig-Wangel-Hilfe e.V ( Plakat für die Hedwig-Wangel-Hilfe e.V ), circa 1925-1926

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: letterpress and crayon lithograph (transfer of a lost drawing Standing Girl with Hands on Her Lap [ Stehendes Mädchen mit Händen vor dem Schoss]; printed in black ink on green wove paper. Dimensions: sheet 35 x 48 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in center right, under the image; the drawing is signed "Kollwitz" in the stone in lower right. State: this print is not in Knesebek and Klipstein. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Walter and Johanna Wolf collection, New York. Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle. Lugt: 4396. Note: title devised.
See also: for the drawing see Nagel/Timm 1118.
box 18

Homecoming ( Die Heimkehr ), circa 1927

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Technique: photolithograph; printed in black ink on smooth, wove paper. Dimensions: image and captions 59 x 73.5 cm, sheet 73 x 84 cm. Signatures: unsigned; "Käthe Kollwitz" printed below the image at left, "Die Heimhkehr" printed below the image at right; "Herausgegeben von der Gross-Berliner-Arbeitsgemeinschaft für alkoholfreie Jugenderziehung im Neuland-Verlag G.m.b.H. Berlin W 8" printed in lower left of sheet. Publisher: Neuland-Verlag. State: this print is not in Knesebek and Klipstein. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: inscribed in pencil "Nicht im Klipstein." Note: poster issued by the Working Committee of Greater Berlin for the Alcohol-Free Upbringing of Youth.
 

Series I.B. Drawings, 1888-1928

Physical Description: 12.5 Linear Feet (3 oversize solander boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Present are forty-nine drawings dating from 1888 to 1928. Thirty-two drawings are documented in the second edition of Otto Nagel's and Werner Timm's catalogue raisonné of drawings by Käthe Kollwitz Käthe Kollwitz, die Handzeichnungen , 2nd ed. 1980. Seventeen drawings are not documented in the catalogue raisonné and are listed at the end of the series. Most drawings are from the late 1890s and early 1900s, from 1919, and from the early 1920s.
Predominantly present is Kollwitz's preparatory work for prints included with the collection, such as the drawing Frau und aufgebahrter Toter [ Woman and a Laid Out Corpse] from 1896, which is a study for the middle part of the print Aus vielen Wunden blutest du, o Volk [ From Many Wounds You Bleed, O People ]. The drawing Tanzende Frau [ Dancing Woman] is a study of a dancing figure from the print Die Carmagnole [ The Carmagnole]. The drawing Die schwarze Anna [ The Black Anna] is a study for the expressive female figure seen from behind in the print Losbruch [ Charge] from the series Ein Weberaufstand [ A Weavers' Revolt ]. The drawings Frau mit Sense [ Woman with Scythe] and Herabhängende Hand [ Study of a Drooping Arm] are studies for an early version of sheet 3 from the series Bauernkrieg [ Peasants' War]. Four of the drawings not in the catalogue raisonné by Nagel und Timm are also studies for various sheets from the series Peasants' War.
There is a study for Kollwitz's early print Szene aus Germinal [ Scene from Germinal].
Also included with the collection are three drawings from 1919 which are studies for the print depicting the mourning of the assassinated German communist Karl Liebknecht, from the same year.
Not a sketch or study, but rather a finished work, is a drawing related to Kollwitz's famous print Frau mit totem Kind [ Woman with Dead Child] from 1903. Another drawing seemingly not intended for a print is a rare color pastel drawing from approximately 1904, executed most likely at the time of Kollwitz's second visit to Paris.
The titles in German are from the second edition of the catalogue raisonné by Nagel and Timm. The English titles are supplied by the cataloger. If not dated by Kollwitz on the piece, the dates of the drawings are supplied from the catalogue raisonné by Nagel and Timm. For drawings not included in the catalogue raisonné by Nagel and Timm the dates are approximated. Occasionally mentioned mat description relates to mat in which the artwork was received by the repository.

Arrangement

The drawings are arranged by the number in the catalogue raisonné Käthe Kollwitz, die Handzeichnungen, 2nd ed. 1980, by Otto Nagel and Werner Timm. Drawings, which are not included in the catalogue raisonné are listed chronologically at the end of the subseries.
box 19

8 (Nagel/Timm) Study Sheet with two Self-portraits ( Studienblatt mit zwei Selbstbildnissen), between 1888 and 1889 or ca. 1891

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note

Technique: pen, brush, and black ink on stiff brownish drawing paper. Dimensions: image 22.9 x 24.8 cm, sheet 25 x 26.2 cm. Signatures: signed "Käthe Kollwitz" in pencil in lower right. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Salman Schocken collection; Saul Muhlstock collection, Montreal. Recto: inscribed in pencil "K293" in lower right. Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle; inscribed in pencil "K 293." Lugt: 4396.
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43-44 (Nagel/Timm) Recto: Ten Studies of Arms and Hands ( Zehn Arm- und Handstudien); Verso: Study Sheet ( Studienblatt) , before June 1891

Physical Description: 2 drawings

Scope and Content Note

Technique: pen and black ink on recto; pencil, pen, and black ink on verso; on French paper. Dimensions: recto image 44.5 x 26 cm, verso image 33 x 22 cm, sheet 48.5 x 29.7 cm. Signatures: unsigned. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz; Hans Kollwitz. Recto: inscribed by Hans Kollwitz in pencil "Aus dem Nachlass Käthe Kollwitz/Hans Kollwitz/379"; collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle; marked in pencil "NT 43." Verso: the word "Mutter" inscribed in pencil; marked in pencil "NT 44"; "[illegible] 74b." Lugt: 4396. Mat inscription: former mat inscribed "Käthe Kollwitz Tod u. Frau."
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121 (Nagel/Timm) Woman and a Laid Out Corpse ( Frau und aufgebahrter Toter), circa 1896

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note

Technique: black charcoal on handmade paper. Dimensions: image 23.8 x 40.7 cm, sheet 31.3 x 45.5 cm. Signatures: signed "Käthe Kollwitz" in pencil in lower right. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Helmut Goedeckemeyer collection; Salman Schocken collection. Recto: marked in pencil "Kl 29" and "K245" in the lower right and left corners. Verso: collector's wet stamp letters "Goe." within circle; marked in pencil "K 295." Lugt: Goedeckemeyer stamp not in Lugt. Related work: print From Many Wounds You Bleed, O People ( Aus vielen Wunden blutest du, o Volk ), Knesebeck 32, Klipstein 29.
See also: 32.IIb copy 1, 32.IIb copy 2 (Knesebeck) in Box 2.
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142 (Nagel/Timm) Self-Portrait, the Head Leaning against a Hand ( Selbstbildnis mit aufgestütztem Kopf ), 1897

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note

Technique: pen, brush, and black ink and lead pencil on laid paper with the watermark of a crown. Dimensions: image 33.5 x 42.6 cm, sheet 32.5 x 43 cm. Signatures: signed "Kollwitz" in pencil in lower right. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Alexander von der Becke collection. Recto: illegible notes and numbers (instructions for printing?) in Kollwitz's hand in pencil below the self-portrait; crease caused by folding at right. Verso: marked in pencil "T.N. 142" and number 12.
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149 (Nagel/Timm) Gretchen ( Gretchen), March 1899

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note

Technique: pen, brush, and ink on stiff board; with highlights in white pigment. Dimensions: sheet 26 x 18.5 cm. Signatures: signed "Kollwitz" in pencil in upper left. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Lotar Neumann collection. Verso: collector's wet stamp "LN" within circle; marked in pencil "1a" within circle; another marking in pencil obscured by tape. Mat inscription: former mat had collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner. Lugt: 4395; Neumann's stamp not in Lugt. Related work: etching Gretchen, Knesebeck 45, Klipstein 43.
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170 (Nagel/Timm) Sitting Female Nude ( Sitzender weiblicher Akt), circa 1904

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note

Technique: green, blue, and white pastel and charcoal on sandpaper. Dimensions: image and sheet 74.8 x 54 cm, in frame 102.8 x 82.4 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in lower right. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Keltz & Meiners, Berlin. Recto: letter x within circle inscribed in charcoal. Verso: verso of sheet not accessible, but a handmade drawing of the verso kept at the repository records a Keltz & Meiners wet stamp in blue ink; and a purple paper maker's stamp "Exposition Universelle de 1855 / Mention Honorable / Papier .... Chassis, Toiles / .... pour le Pastel / .... Paris / ... Depose."
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182 (Nagel/Timm) Dancing Woman ( Tanzende Frau), 1901

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note

Technique: pencil on laid paper manufactured in France by Veuve Emile Desloye et Terré, with two watermarks, PL BAS and VD & T (Veuve Desloye et Terré) within a cartouche. Dimensions: image 41.4 x 43.5 cm, sheet 45.4 x 55 cm. Signatures: signed "Käthe Kollwitz" in pencil in lower right. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Salman Schocken collection; Saul Muhlstock collection, Montreal. Recto: marked in pencil "Kl 49" in lower left; "K 1496" in lower right. Verso: number 237 within circle marked in pencil. Related work: print The Carmagnole ( Die Carmagnole ), Knesebeck 51, Klipstein 49.
See also: 51.Va4 (Knesebeck) in Box 3.
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191a (Nagel/Timm) The Black Anna ( Die schwarze Anna ), 1903

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note

Technique: pencil with white and orange chalk on darkened blue-green paper. Dimensions: image ca. 42 x 22 cm, sheet 48 x 28 cm. Signatures: signed in pencil "Käthe Kollwitz" in pencil in lower right. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Erich Cohn collection, New York. Recto: number 273 inscribed in pencil in lower margin. Verso: two collector's wet stamps "RSA" within circle; marked in pencil "3019"; inscribed in pencil "Laue" and number 56 within circle. Lugt: 4396. Related work: print Charge ( Losbruch), Knesebeck 70, Klipstein 66.
See also: 70.III and 70.VII (Knesebeck) in Box 5.
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241 (Nagel/Timm) Woman with Dead Child ( Frau mit totem Kind), 1903

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note

Technique: black chalk and graphite with white and orange chalk on green wove paper, mounted on darkened beige-blue paper; woman's head partly drawn on mount. Dimensions: sheet 35.5 x 51.7 cm, mount 46 x 55.8 cm. Signatures: signed and dated "Kollwitz 03" in pencil in lower left of drawing. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Julius Hess collection. Verso: collector's wet stamps "RSA" within circle and "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner. Lugt: 4395; 4396. Related work: print Woman with Dead Child ( Frau mit totem Kind); Knesebeck 81, Klipstein 72.
See also: 81.II and 81.VIIIa (Knesebeck) in Box 5.
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285a (Nagel/Timm) Man with Cap, Turned to the Right ( Mann mit Mütze, nach rechts), 1904

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note

Technique: pencil on laid paper. Dimensions: image 26 x 15.2 cm, sheet 31.3 x 22.2 cm. Signatures: signed "K" in pencil in lower right. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: number 1187 inscribed in pencil in lower margin; traces of another erased inscription in pencil with "S.2." at the end still legible. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; inscribed in pencil "Käthe Kollwitz"; number 78 marked in pencil. Lugt: 4395. Related work: drawing Man with Cap, Hands in Pockets ( Mann mit Mütze, die Hände in den Taschen), Nagel/Timm 285.
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373 (Nagel/Timm) Old Woman Sitting and Peeling Potatoes ( Sitzende alte Frau beim Kartoffelnschälen ), circa 1905

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note

Technique: pencil on French paper with "MBM" watermark. Dimensions: sheet 47.9 x 31.6 cm. Signatures: signed "Kollwitz" in pencil in lower right. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Ackermann and Sauerwein, Munich. Recto: number 6 inscribed in pencil in lower left; inventory numbers "Z2314/Z1717" inscribed in pencil in lower right. Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle; inscribed in pencil "S63 H30;" "1376"; and an illegible marking. Lugt: 4396.
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392 (Nagel/Timm) Woman with Scythe ( Frau mit Sense), 1905

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note

Technique: charcoal and black ink on grey laid paper. Dimensions: image 40.6 x 22.8 cm, sheet 51 x 34.5 cm. Signatures: signed "Käthe Kollwitz" in pencil in lower right. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle; number 327 within circle inscribed in pencil. Lugt: 4396. Related work: print Woman with Scythe ( Frau mit Sense), Knesebeck 87, Klipstein 89.
See also: 87.I (Knesebeck) in Box 6.
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393 (Nagel/Timm) Study of a Drooping Arm ( Herabhängende Hand), 1905

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note

Technique: smoothed carpenter's pencil on handmade paper. Dimensions: sheet 43 x 37 cm. Signatures: signed "Kollwitz " in pencil in lower left. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Max Perl, Berlin. Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle. Lugt: 4396. Related work: print Woman with Scythe ( Frau mit Sense), Knesebeck 87, Klipstein 89.
See also: 87.I (Knesebeck) in Box 6.
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451 (Nagel/Timm) Recto: Sleeping Woman with Child ( Schlafende Frau mit Kind ); Verso: Sleeping Woman with Child ( Schlafende Frau mit Kind ), unfinished sketch, 1908

Physical Description: 2 drawings

Scope and Content Note

Technique: charcoal on laid paper with "MBM" watermark. Dimensions: image 41.7 x 56.4 cm, sheet 47.9 x 63.1 cm. Signatures: signed "Käthe Kollwitz" in pencil in lower right. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Salman Schocken collection; Saul Muhlstock collection, Montreal. Recto: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle; "KL 117" inscribed in the lower left corner; "K 320" and number 8 within circle inscribed in the lower right corner. Verso: unfinished sketch of the same theme; unsigned; marked in pencil number 767 within circle. Lugt: 4396. Related works: drawing Woman with Child in Her Arms and Studies of Hands ( Frau mit Kind im Arm und Handstudien ), Nagel/Timm 450; print Mother at the Bed of the Dead Child ( Mutter am Bett des toten Kindes ), Knesebeck 120, Klipstein 117.
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675 (Nagel/Timm) Female Nude Seen from Behind ( Weiblicher Rückenakt), circa 1910-1912

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note

Technique: charcoal on grey-green laid paper with "ET.PL BAS" watermark. Dimensions: sheet 61.5 x 47.7 cm. Signatures: signed "Kollwitz" in pencil in lower right. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: number 10 inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; inscribed in pencil are the numbers 29 and 103003946. Lugt: 4395.
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700 (Nagel/Timm) Recto: Girl with a Child in Her Arm ( Mädchen mit Kind auf dem Arm); Verso: The People ( Das Volk ), 1912

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note

Technique: charcoal on laid ripped paper with watermarks "Ingres" and "JCA France." Dimensions: image 38 x 44 cm, sheet 53 x 44 cm. Signatures: unsigned. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Gordon Fox collection, Canada. Recto: two collector's wet stamps "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; number 19 within circle inscribed in pencil. Verso: number 2342 inscribed in pencil. Lugt: 4395. Related work: print Poster "Für Gross Berlin" ( Plakat "Für Gross Berlin"), Knesebeck 122. Note: Gift of Dr. Richard A. Simms in honor of Hildegard Bachert.
See also: 122.I (Knesebeck) in Box 18.
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758 (Nagel/Timm) Standing Mother Holding a Child in Arm ( Stehende Mutter mit Kind auf dem Arm), 1919

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note

Technique: charcoal on brown laid paper. Dimensions: sheet 34.3 x 11.5 cm. Signatures: signed "Käthe Kollwitz" in pencil below the image. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle; marked in pencil "209" within circle. Lugt: 4396. Related work: drawing Mothers ( Mütter), Nagel/Timm 757; print Mothers ( Mütter), Knesebeck 137, Klipstein 134.
See also: 137.III (Knesebeck) in Box 9.
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767 (Nagel/Timm) The Head of Karl Liebknecht on His Deathbed ( Kopf Karl Liebknechts auf dem Totenbett ), 1919

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note

Technique: charcoal and graphite on stiff Japan paper. Dimensions: sheet 27.8 x 41.4 cm. Signatures: signed and titled "Kollwitz Karl Liebknecht" in pencil in lower right. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Jutta Bohnke-Kollwitz. Recto: number 4 marked in pencil in upper right corner of sheet. Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle; inscribed in pencil "Original Z."; number 281 marked in pencil. Lugt: 4396.
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773 (Nagel/Timm) Recto: In Memoriam Karl Liebknecht ( Gedenkblatt für Karl Liebknecht); Verso: Sketches for In Memoriam Karl Liebknecht ( Skizzen für Gedenkblatt für Karl Liebknecht), 1919

Physical Description: 2 drawings

Scope and Content Note

Technique: charcoal and graphite on grey-brown laid paper with watermarks "Ingres" and "JCA France"; composition altered with a green paper fill attached to the verso, showing two figures at right. Dimensions: image 32 x 53 cm, sheet 48 x 63.3 cm. Signatures: unsigned. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz; Hans Kollwitz, Jutta Bohnke-Kollwitz; Lenka von Koerber. Recto: small letter x and number 14 inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet; number 1 within circle inscribed in pencil. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; inscribed in pencil "Aus dem Nachlass von Käthe Kollwitz/Dr. Hans Kollwitz"; number 73 inscribed in pencil; "v. Koerber" inscribed in pencil. Lugt: 4395. Related work: drawings In Memory of Ludwig Frank [ Dem Andenken Ludwig Franks ], Nagel/Timm 717, Nagel/Timm 718; etching In Memoriam Karl Liebknecht [ Gedenkblatt für Karl Liebknecht ], Knesebeck 145, Klipstein 137; etching In Memoriam Karl Liebknecht [ Gedenkblatt für Karl Liebknecht ], Knesebeck 146, Klipstein 138; unsigned charcoal sketch of Liebknecht's head and the figure at right, on green paper with "Reeves" watermark, is included with this drawing.
See also: 145.II, 145bis.c, 146 copy 1 and copy 2 (Knesebeck) in Box 9.
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962 (Nagel/Timm) A Young Man with His Head Back Clutches On to Soaring Death ( Aufschwebender Tod, an den sich ein Jüngling mit zurückgelehntem Kopf anklammert ), 6 February 1923

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note

Technique: charcoal on velin paper. Dimensions: sheet 69.2 x 53.6 cm. Signatures: dated by Käthe Kollwitz "6 Februar 1923" in charcoal in lower right. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Estate of Käthe Kollwitz; Hans Kollwitz. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; inscribed in pencil "Aus dem Nachlass Käthe Kollwitz/Hans Kollwitz"; inscribed in pencil are the numbers 164 and 75/58. Lugt: 4395.
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977 (Nagel/Timm) Recto: The People ( Das Volk); Verso: Girl with a Child in Her Arm ( Mädchen mit Kind auf dem Arm), before 1923

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note

Technique: brush and black ink with white-gouache highlights and a preliminary drawing in charcoal on laid ripped paper with watermarks "Ingres" and "JCA France." Dimensions: image 34.5 x 37 cm, sheet 44.2 x 53 cm. Signatures: signed in pencil "Kollwitz" in lower right. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Gordon Fox collection, Canada. Recto: number 2342 inscribed in pencil. Verso: two collector's wet stamps "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; number 19 within circle inscribed in pencil. Lugt: 4395. Related work: print The People ( Das Volk), sheet 7 of the series War ( Krieg), Knesebeck 190. Note: Gift of Dr. Richard A. Simms in honor of Hildegard Bachert.
See also: 190.II, 190.III (Knesebeck) in Box 12.
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1065 (Nagel/Timm) Prisoners, Listening to Music ( Gefangene, Musik hörend), 1925

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note

Technique: charcoal on grey laid paper with "E.T" watermark. Dimensions: sheet 42.7 x 31 cm. Signatures: signed "Käthe Kollwitz" in charcoal in lower right. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Hans Kollwitz; Ottilie Ehlers-Kollwitz. Recto: illegible mark in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet. Verso: inscribed in pencil "Eigentum von Ottilie Kollwitz/Hans Kollwitz/Original Z."; two collector's wet stamps, "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner and "RSA" within circle; number 61 and an illegible mark in pencil in the lower right corner. Lugt: 4395; 4396.
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1067 (Nagel/Timm) Recto: Woman with Child's Coffin ( Frau mit Kindersarg); Verso: Three Sketches, Female Head and Hands ( Drei Skizzen, Frauenkopf und Hände ), 1924

Physical Description: 2 drawings

Scope and Content Note

Technique: charcoal on grey-green paper. Dimensions: image 45.2 x 33.2 cm, sheet 54.4 x 47.6 cm. Signatures: signed and dated "Käthe Kollwitz 1924" in lower right. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Salman Schocken collection; Mr. and Mrs. Morton Morris; Martin Gordon, New York. Recto: "Kl 208" inscribed in pencil in lower left corner of sheet; "K 302" inscribed in pencil in lower right corner of sheet. Verso: three charcoal sketches, one of a female head in profile and two of hands, one pencil sketch of hand, all crossed out, unsigned; number 306 within circle inscribed in pencil; "K 302" inscribed in pencil; wet stamp of the Bundesdenkmalamt. Related work: print Child Mortality ( Kindersterben), sheet 3 of the series Proletariat, Knesebeck 216, Klipstein 208.
See also: 1068 (Nagel/Timm) in Box 20; 216.IIIb (Knesebeck) in Box 14.
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1068 (Nagel/Timm) Woman with Child's Coffin ( Frau mit Kindersarg), 1924

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note

Technique: pencil and charcoal on olive laid paper with a folding crease in the middle. Dimensions: image ca. 40 x 30 cm, sheet 64.5 x 47.7 cm. Signatures: unsigned. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: number 558 inscribed in pencil in lower margin. Verso: inscribed in pencil Erwerbslos [Unemployed]. Related work: print Child Mortality ( Kindersterben), sheet 3 of the series Proletariat, Knesebeck 216, Klipstein 208.
See also: 1067 (Nagel/Timm) in Box 20.
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1108a (Nagel/Timm) Recto: Visit in a Hospital ( Besuch im Krankenhaus); Verso: drawings for the title page of the book Meine Erlebnisse unter Strafgefangenen by Lenka von Koerber, between 1926 and 1928

Physical Description: 2 drawings

Scope and Content Note

Technique: charcoal on yellowish velin paper. Dimensions: image on recto 36 x 37 cm, both images on verso 22 x 30 cm, sheet 43.5 x 54 cm. Signatures: inscribed on recto "Käthe Kollwitz" in pencil in the lower right. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Verso: inscribed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil "Besuch im Krankenhaus/Pr. 350 M" in lower right; collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner. Lugt: 4395. Related work: drawing Bedside Visit ( Besuch am Krankenbett), Nagel/Timm 1108; woodcut Hospital Visit ( Besuch im Krankenhaus), Knesebeck 247, Klipstein 236.
See also: 247.V (Knesebeck) in Box 16.
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1126 (Nagel/Timm) Recto: The Agitator ( Der Agitationsredner); Verso: Three Sketches, Childrens' Faces and an Eye ( Drei Skizzen, Kindergesichter und ein Auge ), 1926

Physical Description: 2 drawings

Scope and Content Note

Technique: charcoal on velin paper. Dimensions: sheet 52 x 37.6 cm. Signatures: signed "Käthe Kollwitz" in charcoal in lower right. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: small number 8 inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet. Verso: three charcoal sketches, two of a child's face, one of an eye, all crossed out in charcoal; unsigned. Related work: print The Agitator ( Der Agitationsredner ), Knesebeck 229 (rejected version), Knesebeck 230 (final version), Klipstein 223 (version I), Klipstein 224 (version II). Mat inscription: former mat had collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner. Lugt: 4395.
See also: 230.b (Knesebeck) in Box 15.
 

Drawings not included in the catalogue raisonné by Nagel/Timm, 1891-1922

Physical Description: 15 drawings

Scope and Content Note

Listed below are fifteen drawings from the collection of Dr. Richard A. Simms, which are not included in the first and second editions of the catalogue raisonné Käthe Kollwitz, die Handzeichnungen, 2nd ed. 1980, by Otto Nagel and Werner Timm.
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Scene from Germinal ( Szene aus Germinal), between 1891 and 1893

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note

Technique: pen, brush, black ink and wash with white gouache on buff paper. Dimensions: sheet 47 x 61 cm. Signatures: unsigned. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; illegible circular wet stamp; "M. 759," "Bl. 99728 b" inscribed in pencil in lower right of sheet. Lugt: 4395. Related work: drawing Scene from Germinal ( Szene aus Germinal ), Nagel/Timm 82; etching Scene from Germinal ( Szene aus Germinal), Knesebeck 19, Klipstein 21.
See also: 19.IIIb (Knesebeck) in Box 1.
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Standing Woman Laughing ( Stehende lachende Frau), circa 1901

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note

Technique: charcoal and pencil, heightened in white pigment, on dark grey laid paper with AD watermark. Dimensions: sheet 40 x 21.8 cm. Signatures: unsigned. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: number 163.266 inscribed in pencil in the lower right corner of sheet. Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle; number 5 inscribed in pencil in the upper portion of sheet; inscribed in pencil "Kaethe Kollwitz" (not by the artist); illegible triangular wet stamp; illegible writing in pencil; number 163.266 inscribed in pencil twice; number 103003810 inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner. Lugt: 4396. Related work: lithograph Hamburg Tavern ( Hamburger Kneipe), Knesebeck 54, Klipstein 57.
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Bust of a Worker Woman ( Brustbild einer Arbeiterfrau), circa 1903

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note

Technique: charcoal on white laid paper with watermark VD & T. Dimensions: sheet 32 x 22.7 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in the lower right of sheet. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Verso: collector's wet stamp RSA within circle. Lugt: 4396. Related work: study for the lithograph Bust of a Worker Woman with Blue Shawl ( Brustbild einer Arbeiterfrau mit blauem Tuch), Knesebeck 75, Klipstein 68.
See also: 75.AI1 (Knesebeck) in Box 5.
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Recto and Verso: Sketches of Figures from Caveau des Innocents, Paris ( Figurenstudien aus Caveau des Innocents, Paris ); circa 1905

Physical Description: 2 drawings

Scope and Content Note

Technique: charcoal on cream laid paper. Dimensions: sheet 31.5 x 24 cm. Signatures: signed by Käthe Kollwitz in pencil in the lower right of the recto and inscribed above the signature "Caveau des Innocents Paris"; initialed with letter K in charcoal on verso. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Ismar Littmann Family collection. Recto: inscribed in pencil "F699." Note: titles devised.
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Recto: Ploughmen with Woman Standing in Foreground ( Pflüger mit stehender Frau im Vordergrund ); Verso: Study of a Kneeling Woman ( Skizze einer knienden Frau) , circa 1905-1906

Physical Description: 2 drawings

Scope and Content Note

Technique: black chalk and charcoal with white chalk on heavy buff paper. Dimensions: sheet 36.5 x 57 cm. Signatures: signed "K. Kollwitz" in pencil in lower right. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: illegible inscription in pencil in the lower left of sheet; letter s or f and number 700 marked in pencil in the lower right corner of sheet. Verso: study of a kneeling woman in black chalk; collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle; number 700 marked in pencil. Lugt: 4396. Related work: etching Ploughmen with Woman standing in Foreground ( Pflüger mit stehender Frau im Vordergrund), rejected third version of the first sheet of the cycle Peasants' War ( Bauernkrieg), Knesebeck 98, Klipstein 92.
See also: 98.V (Knesebeck) in Box 7.
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Boy Pulling a Plow ( Pflug ziehender Jüngling), 1906

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note

Technique: crayon drawing with a touch of gouache on greenish wove paper. Dimensions: image 18 x 37 cm, sheet 22.6 x 47 cm. Signatures: signed and dated "Käthe Kollwitz/1906" in pencil in lower right. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Ackermann & Sauerwein, Frankfurt; Ingeborg Tremmel collection, Bavaria. Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle; number 103003818 inscribed in pencil. Lugt: 4396. Related work: drawing The Ploughmen ( Pflüger), Nagel/Timm 212; etching The Ploughmen ( Die Pflüger), sheet 1 of the cycle Peasants' War ( Bauernkrieg), Knesebeck 99, Klipstein 94.
See also: 99.V, 99.VI, and 99.VIII (Knesebeck) in Box 7.
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The Ploughmen ( Die Pflüger ), circa 1906

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note

Technique: charcoal, pencil and white chalk on grey ribbed laid paper with "MBM" watermark. Dimensions: image 31.4 x 43.8 cm, sheet 45.8 x 58.5 cm. Signatures: signed in pencil "Kollwitz" in lower right. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: pencil sketch of a plow in the lower right corner of sheet. Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle; illegible mark in pencil. Lugt: 4396. Related work: drawing The Ploughmen ( Die Pflüger), Nagel/Timm 210; etching The Ploughmen ( Die Pflüger ), sheet 1 of the cycle Peasants' War ( Bauernkrieg), Knesebeck 99, Klipstein 94.
See also: 99.V, 99.VI, 99.VIII (Knesebeck) in Box 7.
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Raped Peasant Woman ( Vergewaltigte Bauersfrau), circa 1907

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note

Technique: pencil on thin laid paper with "France" watermark, mounted on stiff yellowish paper. Dimensions: image 31.5 x 53 cm, sheet 40 x 60.3 cm. Signatures: inscribed "Käthe Kollwitz" in pencil in lower right. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle; "A842/724" inscribed in pencil in lower margin. Lugt: 4396. Related work: drawing Raped Peasant Woman ( Vergewaltigte Bauersfrau), Nagel/Timm 419; study for the etching Raped ( Vergewaltigt), sheet 2 of the cycle Peasants' War ( Bauernkrieg), Knesebeck 101, Klipstein 97.
See also: 101.III and 101.Va (Knesebeck) in Box 7.
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Two Sitting Men ( Zwei sitzende Männer), circa 1908-1909

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note

Technique: charcoal on laid paper with "MBM" and "MBM (France)" watermarks. Dimensions: sheet 54.5 x 47.3 cm. Signatures: signed "Kollwitz" in pencil in lower right. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Verso: numbers 6100 and 26604 marked in pencil. Related work: drawing Heated Shelter ( Wärmehallen), Nagel/Timm 469.
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Sacrifice ( Opfer), circa 1915

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note

Technique: charcoal on grey laid paper with "PL BAS" watermark. Dimensions: sheet 61.5 x 47.5 cm. Signatures: signed and inscribed in pencil "Käthe Kollwitz/zu "Opfer"" in the lower right. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle. Lugt: 4396. Related work: drawing Standing Mother, Holding an Infant Close to Face ( Stehende Mutter, Säugling ans Gesicht drückend ), Nagel/Timm 722; sheet 1 of the series War ( Krieg), Knesebeck 179, Klipstein 177.
box 21

Recto: A Study for Hands ( Händestudien); Verso: A Sketch of a Man's Face ( Gesichtsskizze eines Mannes ), circa 1919

Physical Description: 2 drawings

Scope and Content Note

Technique: charcoal on recto; charcoal and black ink on verso; on wove paper. Dimensions: recto image 66.5 x 42 cm, verso image 31 x 31 cm, sheet 76.7 x 53.6 cm. Signatures: signed "Käthe Kollwitz" in pencil on recto. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Helen Täubler, Berlin. Recto: inscribed "Nr. 5" in pencil in the lower left corner of sheet; number 5 inscribed, number 3 crossed out, "Hände" inscribed in pencil in the lower right corner of sheet. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; "L40 Nr.5" inscribed in pencil in the margin at right. Lugt: 4395. Related work: drawing on recto is a study for the lithograph The Parents [ Die Eltern], Knesebeck 142, Klipstein 136; drawing on verso is a study for the lithograph "Release our Prisoners" [ "Heraus mit unsern Gefangenen" ], Knesebeck 139, Klipstein 142.
See also: 142.a (Knesebeck) in Box 9; 139.II (Knesebeck) in Box 9.
box 21

Woman in the Lap of Death ( Tod mit Frau im Schoss), circa 1921

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note

Technique: black wash and black and white ink on off-white wove paper; mounted on stiff white paper. Dimensions: sheet 45.5 x 44 cm. Signatures: signed "Käthe Kollwitz" in pencil below the image at right. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: inscribed in pencil "zu [illegible] 141"; "(7921)" in the lower left of sheet. Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle. Lugt: 4396. Related work: originally the verso of drawing The Parents ( Die Eltern), Nagel/Timm 848; related to drawing Tod mit Frau im Schoss ( Woman in the Lap of Death), Nagel/Timm 880; study for the woodcut Tod mit Frau im Schoss ( Woman in the Lap of Death), Knesebeck 165, Klipstein 151.
See also: 165.I copy 1, 165.I copy 2, 165.II, 165.IV, 165.V, 165.VIIa, 165.VIIb (Knesebeck) in Box 11.
box 21

Recto: Infant in the Mother's Lap ( Säugling im Schoss der Mutter); Verso: Two Studies of Infants' Heads ( Zwei Kopfstudien von Säuglingen), 1922

Physical Description: 2 drawings

Scope and Content Note

Technique: charcoal on velin paper. Dimensions: sheet 46 x 59 cm. Signatures: recto signed and dated "Käthe Kollwitz 1922" in pencil in lower right; verso unsigned. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: number 308 inscribed in pencil in lower margin. Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle; "nr/1,15" inscribed in pencil. Lugt: 4396. Related work: drawing Infant in the Mother's Lap ( Säugling im Schoss der Mutter), Nagel/Timm 951.
 

Series I.C.  Portfolios of prints, 1920-circa 1950

Physical Description: 9.2 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The four portfolios in the collection include foremost the so-called Richter-Mappe from 1920. The large velour-bound and gilt portfolio is part of Ausgabe A and contains facsimile reproductions in lithography of twenty-four drawings selected for this publication by Käthe Kollwitz herself. The scholarly community views Kollwitz's selection for the Richter-Mappe as indicative of the artist's opinion about her artworks.
Another portfolio titled Abschied und Tod, from 1924, reproduces in offset lithography eight drawings by Kollwitz from the years 1910 to 1923. The drawings correspond with Nagel/Timm numbers 609, 616, 862, 878, 882, 887, 888, 890.
Also present are two portfolios with etchings by Kollwitz printed and published posthumously by Alexander von der Becke approximately in 1950 in Munich.

Arrangement

The portfolios are arranged chronologically.
box 49A-49B

Käthe Kollwitz, Handzeichnungen in originalgetreuen Wiedergaben , [1920]

Physical Description: 1 portfolio
box 50

Abschied und Tod, acht Zeichnungen , 1924

Physical Description: 1 portfolio
box 51

Käthe Kollwitz zehn Originalradierungen, ten etchings , circa 1950

Physical Description: 1 portfolio
box 52

Käthe Kollwitz acht Originalradierungen, eight etchings , circa 1950

Physical Description: 1 portfolio
 

Series I.D.  Posters and other illustrated matter, 1925-1993, undated

Physical Description: 7.66 Linear Feet (2 boxes, 2 flat file folders)

Scope and Content Note

The series includes seventeen exhibition posters dating from 1967 to 1993. Most posters are of exhibitions held in Germany at the Käthe Kollwitz Museum in Cologne and at various locations in Berlin. Also present are posters of Kollwitz exhibitions held in Switzerland: in Zurich (Galerie Daniel Keel, in 1972) and in Tereno [Locarno] (Galleria Matasci, in 1993). Posters from R.E. Lewis in San Francisco, the Stanford University Museum of Art, the Grossmont College Art Gallery in El Cajon, and the University Art Galleries in Riverside document Kollwitz exhibitions in California.
Included are seven facsimile reproductions of drawings and prints from the collection of the Käthe Kollwitz Sammlung der Kreissparkasse Köln.
Filed as printed matter are two illustrated covers of the magazine Jewish Community Press, from 1938; ephemeral matter issued by the Käthe Kollwitz Sammlung der Kreissparkasse Köln; and a 1990 calendar issued by the Käthe-Kollwitz-Museum Berlin.
The photographs are four portraits of Käthe Kollwitz, including one by Hugo Erfurth, one by Lotte Jacobi, and two possibly by Alma Lápere. All four are vintage gelatin silver prints.

Arrangement

Arranged in four groups: posters, facsimile reproductions, printed matter, and photographs.
 

Posters, 1967-1993

Physical Description: 18 items
box 79, folder 1-4

Small posters, 1972-1977, 1993

Physical Description: 4 items
folder 1

Large posters, 1967-1991, undated

Physical Description: 14 items
folder 2

Facsimile reproductions, [not before 1985]

Physical Description: 7 items
box 79, folder 5-7

Illustrated matter, 1938, 1989, undated

Physical Description: 7 items
 

Portrait photos of Käthe Kollwitz 1925-1929, undated

Physical Description: 4 photographs
 

By Alma Lápere,

Physical Description: 2 photographs
box 80, folder 1

not before 1920

Physical Description: 1 photograph

Scope and Content Note

Technique: toned gelatin silver print. Dimensions: image 21 x 17 cm. Signatures: unsigned. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Ernestine Kalm. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; inscribed in pencil photo Lepère Berlin; inscribed in pencil "Käthe Kollwitz Malerin"; inscribed in pencil "Gift of Ernestine Kalm 4/90." Lugt: 4395.
box 80, folder 2

not before 1920

Physical Description: 1 photograph

Scope and Content Note

Technique: matte gelatin silver print. Dimensions: image 20.7 x 16.7 cm, sheet 23.3 x 19.3 cm. Signatures: unsigned. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Saul Muhlstock collection, Montreal. Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle; inscribed in pencil Gift of S. Muhlstock 3/25/87. Lugt: 4396. Mat inscription: inscribed in pencil "Alma Lápere, Berlin / Gift of S. Muhlstock"; label of the firm Art Services, Inc. in Los Angeles is affixed to the mat.
box 80, folder 3

By Hugo Erfurth, 1925, copyright 1946

Physical Description: 1 photograph

Scope and Content Note

Technique: gelatin silver print. Dimensions: image 22.9 x 16.7 cm. Signatures: unsigned. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Hugo Erfurth, Cologne. Verso: three wet stamps of Hugo Erfurth, including one with a 1946 copyright statement; inscribed in pencil "Druck f. Reproduktion / Vaters liebste Aufnahme /der K. K./ Originalnegativ verloren." Mat inscription: inscribed in pencil "GK 17."
box 80, folder 4

By Lotte Jacobi, 1929, printed later

Physical Description: 1 photograph

Scope and Content Note

Technique: gelatin silver print on Agfa paper. Dimensions: image 23.4 x 17.4 cm, sheet 35.4 x 27.7 cm. Signatures: signed in pencil by Lotte Jacobi in lower right below the image. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Verso: signed in pencil by Lotte Jacobi; inscribed in pencil "mG28ILRR / BG27c"; number 2 inscribed in pencil in the lower right of sheet.
 

Series I.E.  Letters sent, 1898-1943

Physical Description: 0.42 Linear Feet (1 box)

Scope and Content Note

Present are thirty letters and postcards sent by Käthe Kollwitz to various recipients between 1898 and 1943. The lettters range from personal notes to friends to more formal responses to collectors asking to acquire her artwork. Six letters to the art historian Johannes Sievers allow glimpses into Kollwitz's involvement in the process of writing the catalogue raisonné of her graphic works. In a letter from 1908 to an unidentified recipient, Kollwitz assigns titles to various sheets from the cycle Peasants' War ( Bauernkrieg).
Preserved with the letters are transcripts, English translations, or clippings from sales catalogs related to the letters, as originally included by the collector.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by recipient surname.
box 78, folder 1

Berliner Illustrierte Zeitung 1909 March 30

Physical Description: 5 items

Scope and Content Note

Letter to the editor of Berliner Illustrierte Zeitung . Kollwitz criticizes the artistic quality of illustrations in the Berliner Illustrierte Zeitung in comparison with those in the magazine Simplicissimus. Letter, two transcripts, a note, and printed matter.
box 78, folder 2

Cordel, Robert 1937 August 19

Physical Description: 4 items

Scope and Content Note

Letter regarding Kollwitz's ancestry. Letter, envelope, and transcript with English translation.
 

Cordel, Senta 1932

Physical Description: 7 items
box 78, folder 3

1932 January 10

Physical Description: 4 items

Scope and Content Note

Kollwitz responds to an invitation to a social engagement. Letter, two envelopes, and transcript with English translation.
box 78, folder 4

1932 February 16

Physical Description: 3 items

Scope and Content Note

Kollwitz responds to an invitation to a social engagement. Letter, transcript, and English translation.
 

Diepolder, Dr. 1943

Physical Description: 3 items
box 78, folder 5

1943 July 11

Physical Description: 2 items

Scope and Content Note

Personal letter to Dr. Diepolder in Gräfelfing near Munich. Letter and envelope.
box 78, folder 6

1943 December 26

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Personal postcard.
box 78, folder 7

Dörfler, Frikomar 1922 December 31 and undated

Physical Description: 5 items

Scope and Content Note

A postcard and an undated letter to the collector Frikomar Dörfler in Kötschenbroda. Kollwitz mentions the print Wärmehallen [ Heated Shelter] and the cycle Krieg [ War]. Postcard, letter, transcript and translation.
box 78, folder 8

Dorulse [?], 1923 November 10

Physical Description: 2 items

Scope and Content Note

Letter to a collector regarding selling a sheet from the cycle Krieg [ War]. Letter with transcript and English translation.
box 78, folder 9

Herberger, Marra 1921 April 30

Physical Description: 2 items

Scope and Content Note

Personal letter. Postcard with transcript and English translation.
box 78, folder 10

Huch, Marie 1907 March 11

Physical Description: 3 items

Scope and Content Note

Postcard to the mother of the German author Friedrich Huch (1873-1913). With transcript and typed excerpt from Kollwitz diaries.
box 78, folder 11

Jungnickel, Max 1918 November 8

Physical Description: 2 items

Scope and Content Note

A thank you note to the author Max Jungnickel for sending a copy of his book Die Mütter.
box 78, folder 12

Kaemmerer, Ludwig 1923 November 19

Physical Description: 2 items

Scope and Content Note

Letter to the author of the book Kaethe Kollwitz Griffelkunst und Weltanschauung . Kollwitz comments on the theme of motherhood in her art and writes about her occupation with the theme of hunger as a response to famine in post World War I Germany. She also mentions the cycle Krieg [ War]. Letter with English translation.
box 78, folder 13

Kern, Helga 1927 Dezember 20

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Letter to the editor of the publication Führende Frauen Europas . One letter, typescript, carbon copy.
box 78, folder 14

Müller, 1925 Juni 17

Physical Description: 3 items

Scope and Content Note

Letter to an art teacher looking for examples of Kollwitz's artworks to show to her female students. Kollwitz stresses the importance of artistic perfection and recommends specific artworks as examples of her oeuvre. Letter (two leaves), transcript, and English translation.
box 78, folder 15

Siegmund-Schultze, Friedrich 1920 April 24 and October 15

Physical Description: 3 items

Scope and Content Note

Two postcards and transcript. Kollwitz responds to the offer of a teaching position at the Art Academy in Berlin.
box 78, folder 16

Sievers, Herma 1916 June 20

Physical Description: 3 items

Scope and Content Note

Personal letter to the wife of the art historian Johannes Sievers. Letter, envelope, and English translation.
 

Sievers, Johannes circa 1910-1918

Physical Description: 14 items
box 78, folder 17

ca. 1910

Physical Description: 3 items

Scope and Content Note

A card to the art historian Johannes Sievers concerning the cycle Peasants' War [ Bauernkrieg]. Card, printed matter with transcript, and English translation.
box 78, folder 18

1911 May 4

Physical Description: 3 items

Scope and Content Note

Letter to the art historian Johannes Sievers regarding his work on Kollwitz's catalogue raisonné. With a mention of Emil Richter. Two cards and translations.
box 78, folder 19

1916 July 2

Physical Description: 2 items

Scope and Content Note

Letter to the art historian Johannes Sievers. Kollwitz confirms sending to Sievers various impressions of a lithograph. Letter and English translation.
box 78, folder 20

1917 July 26

Physical Description: 3 items

Scope and Content Note

Personal Feldpost letter to the art historian Johannes Sievers during his military deployment. Letter, envelope, and English translation.
box 78, folder 21

[1918] May 23

Physical Description: 2 items

Scope and Content Note

Letter to the art historian Johannes Sievers. Kollwitz writes about her election to the Art Academy in Berlin. Letter and English translation.
box 78, folder 22

1918 December 21

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Letter to the art historian Johannes Sievers. Kollwitz mentions drawings of children commissioned by [?] von Hahn.
box 78, folder 23

Singer, Hans 1911 June 7

Physical Description: 2 items

Scope and Content Note

A thank you note for acquiring her artwork. Letter and envelope.
box 78, folder 24

Stern, Nora 1939 May 28

Physical Description: 2 items

Scope and Content Note

Personal letter dated Pentecost 1939.
box 78, folder 25

Sussmann, Dr. 1898 July 9

Physical Description: 3 items

Scope and Content Note

Letter, envelope, and transcript.
 

Wulf, [?] 1941

Physical Description: 6 items

Scope and Content Note

Two letters from Käthe Kollwitz to [?] Wulf regarding her drawing of Ernst Barlach, which she made posthumously at the artist's funeral. Included are four photographs of Barlach from 1938, taken possibly by Wulf, showing the ailing artist before he passed away.
box 78, folder 26

1941 October 19

Physical Description: 3 items
box 78, folder 27

1941 November 29

Physical Description: 3 items
 

Unidentified 1908, 1927-1929

Physical Description: 6 items
box 78, folder 28

Herr Professor 1908 February 25

Physical Description: 2 items

Scope and Content Note

Letter to an unidentified recipient addressed as Herr Professor. The letter concerns the cycle Peasants' War [ Bauernkrieg]. Kollwitz proposes the title for the cycle and assigns titles to the individual sheets. Letter and English translation.
box 78, folder 29

Junger Mann 1927 December 23

Physical Description: 3 items

Scope and Content Note

Letter to an aspiring young artist. Letter, photocopy, and English translation.
box 78, folder 30

Herr Professor 1929 March 10

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

With a mention of the art historian Max Deri. One letter.
 

Series II. Other artists, 1770s-2007, undated

Physical Description: 143.16 Linear Feet (63 boxes, 4 flat file folders)

Scope and Content Note

Series II includes approximately 380 items: 130 drawings, circa 140 prints, 35 print portfolios; printed matter; and letters sent. The drawings and prints are by predominantly German artists from the late nineteenth and the early twentieth centuries, whose work exemplifies the artistic directions of this period, such as realism or naturalism, impressionism, symbolism, and expressionism.
Like Käthe Kollwitz, several of the artists were members of the modernist movement the Berlin Secession, including Ernst Barlach, Max Klinger, Lovis Corinth, Emil Nolde, or Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Most extensively represented are Lovis Corinth, Otto Greiner, Max Klinger, Wilhelm Leibl, Ludwig Meidner, Max Pechstein, Franz Skarbina, Max Slevogt, and Karl Stauffer-Bern. Also present are several or single works by Emma Bormann, Lyonel Feininger, Walter Grammatté, George Grosz, Peter Halm, Karl Jakob Hirsch, Arthur Kampf, Melchior Lechter, Wilhelm Leibl, Friedrich von Liphart, Hans Meid, Wilhelm Morgner, Rolf Nesch, Emil Orlik, Bernhard Pankok, Jules Pascin, Ilya Repin, Christian Rohlfs, Rudolf Schlichter, Théophile Alexandre Steinlen, Franz von Stuck, Hans Thoma, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Albert Welti, and Heinrich Zille. Also included are works by artists from the late eighteenth and pre-modernist nineteenth century, including Daniel Chodowiecki, Jean-Baptiste Édouard Detaille, Carl Wilhelm Kolbe the Elder, and Alfred Rethel.
Series II.A. Drawings includes 130 drawings and watercolors from the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The majority of the artists are German; with exception of the Swiss artists Karl Stauffer-Bern and Théophile Alexandre Steinlen; the French artist Jean-Baptiste Édouard Detaille; Jules Pascin, who came from a Sephardic Jewish family in Bulgaria; and the Russian painter Ilya Repin. Also included are two drawings by the 18th century painter and printmaker of Polish and German descent Daniel Chodowiecki. Three drawings are without established attribution. Together, twenty-eight artists are represented.
Series II.B. Prints includes 140 prints by artists from the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. There are also prints by Carl Wilhelm Kolbe the Elder and Alfred Rethel, both German artists from the period of romanticism from the first half of the 19th century. The majority of the artists are German; with exception of Emma Bormann, who was Austrian; the French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec; the German-born Norwegian artist Rolf Nesch, and the Swiss artists Karl Stauffer-Bern, Théophile Alexandre Steinlen, and Albert Welti. Together, twenty-five artists are represented.
The thirty-five portfolios in Series II.C. Portfolios of prints exemplify commercial print publishing in Germany in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Exemplary of an artist's involvement in the selection of plates and graphic design are seventeen portfolios of prints by Max Slevogt, issued by Bruno Cassirer in Berlin; or seven portfolios with cycles of prints by Max Klinger. The alphabet book with woodcuts by Conrad Felixmüller, designed by the artist together with his wife Londa, documents self-publishing efforts during the economic distress in Weimar Germany. Some portfolios represent various reproductive and experimental printing techniques. All of the portfolios in this subseries are also cataloged separately and can be searched by title in the Getty Research Library's online catalog.
Series II.D. includes handwritten letters sent by the artists Arnold Böcklin, Lovis Corinth, George Grosz, Max Klinger, Max Pechstein, and Karl Stauffer-Bern; the Socialist politician and father of Karl Liebknecht, Wilhelm Liebknecht; the German author Theodor Plievier; the printer and publisher of prints by Käthe Kollwitz Emil Richter; and the French author Romain Rolland.
Series II.E. comprises posters and art reproductions received with the collection.
The last Series II.F. was added for five artworks by non-European artists who are not associated with the artistic styles in Germany of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries: Eduardo Kingman, Leopoldo Méndez, Sarah Sears, Louis Muhlstock, and Merian D. Williams. Also included with this group is a lithograph previously in the collection of Helmut Goedeckemeyer which is unsigned but attributed to Gerhart Kraag (1909-1971). The lithograph is filed with this series until the attribution is confirmed.
The titles of untitled artworks are supplied from reference sources or devised, and are enclosed in square blackets. The source of title is provided in an explanatory note for each artwork.

Arrangement

Divided into six subseries: Drawings and paintings; Prints; Portfolios of prints; Posters and illustrated matter; Letters sent and other papers; and Artworks by non-European artists.
 

Series II.A. Drawings and paintings, 1770s-1981, undated

Physical Description: 26.91 Linear Feet (12 boxes, 1 flat file folder)

Scope and Content Note

Included are 130 drawings and paintings predominantly by German artists from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. An exception are drawings by the eighteen century painter and printmaker of Polish and German descent Daniel Chodowiecki.
Among other artists are the Swiss painter, etcher and sculptor Karl Stauffer-Bern; the French academic painter Jean-Baptiste-Édouard Detaille; the Bulgarian-born expressionist painter Jules Pascin; the German-American expressionist painter Lyonel Feininger; and the Russian realist painter and renowned Russian artist of the nineteenth century, Ilya Yefimovich Repin. There are three drawings by unidentified artists listed at the end of the subseries.
Most extensively represented, with twelve drawings and numerous sketches, is the German symbolist artist Otto Greiner (1869-1916). None of Greiner's drawings are listed in the 1912 catalog Zeichnungen von Otto Greiner by Hans W. Singer. Compiled two years before Greiner's death, Singer's work remains the only published catalog of drawings by Greiner. Also present are two bound sketchbooks and nine loose leaves with sketches on recto and verso. Together with twelve lithographs by Greiner in Series II.B., the collection of prints and drawings by Greiner assembled by Dr. Richard A. Simms constitutes a significant resource for the study of Greiner's artistic output an the art of German symbolism.
The expressionist printmaker, sculptor, and writer Ernst Barlach (1870-1938) is represented with five drawings, of which three are not listed in the 1958 catalogue raisonné of Barlach's drawings by Friedrich Schult. One of these drawings is the cover design for the second illustrated edition of Barlach's drama Der arme Vetter, (1919).
Another example of a rare and unpublished drawing is the oval portrait in red chalk by Daniel Chodowiecki (1726-1801) of his young daughter and future painter and member of the Prussian Academy of Arts, Suzette Henry. The drawing is not included in the only known catalog of Chodowiecki's drawings by Wolfgang von Oettingen Daniel Chodowiecki's Handzeichnungen, (19070. There is a study of a male nude, also in red chalk, on the verso of the portrait.
The French academic painter Jean-Baptiste-Édouard Detaille (1848-1912) is represented with a small watercolor depicting an aide-de-camp, a military officer, horseback riding. The watercolor is signed by the artist and undated.
The German-American expressionist artist Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956) is represented with an unpublished fjord landscape in watercolor. Dated 1951, it represents Feininger's late work.
The German expressionst painter Walter Gramatté (1897-1929) is represented with four watercolors, of which two are listed in the 1981 catalog of the Eckhardt-Gramatté Estate.
Included are five works by the German artist George Grosz (1893-1959): an early work, the 1916 chalk drawing of a female nude, portrait of Louise Portmann; a 1931 watercolor depicting a couple sitting at a table in a café, with a pen and ink drawing of a female nude on the verso; and two watercolors from 1939 titled Cape Cod and Sand Dunes in Cape Cod . These two works were executed shortly after Grosz became a naturalized citizen in the United States. Brightly colored, the watercolors are representative of the artist's retreat from social engagement and political commitment during the time of the Weimar Republic, after leaving Germany in 1933. The collection also includes a letter by George Grosz, written in 1939, in which the artist states his departure from caricature as a form of political and social engagement in art (see letter filed in box 78, folder 32).
Included is a 1917 pencil drawing of the Baroque organ at the Ettal Monastery in Bavaria by the German etcher Peter Halm (1854-1923). A similar drawing is held in the collection of the Graphische Sammlung des Mittelrheinischen Landesmuseums in Mainz, Germany. Halm was professor of graphic arts at the Art Academy in Munich and a close friend of the Swiss etcher, painter, and sculptor Karl-Stauffer Bern. His drawing in the Simms collection has not been published.
Arthur Kampf (1864-1950) was a German history painter known for the monumental mural Fichte's Address to the German Nation (1913-1914) at the Humboldt University in Berlin. His work is represented with three early drawings executed in ink pen and pencil, and an early watercolor. The artworks are from the late nineteenth century, and only one is dated by the artist. Depicted are genre scenes and sketches of human figures, including a soldier. The watercolor depicts gypsies dancing in front of a tent. The drawings are not listed in Hans W. Singer's 1912 catalog Zeichnungen von Arthur Kampf.
The German painter, sculptor, printmaker, and writer Max Klinger (1857-1920), is represented with seven drawings and sketches, of which four are dated from 1877 to 1894 and three are undated works. The drawings are not listed in Hans W. Singer's 1912 catalog Zeichnungen von Max Klinger. Included is a preparatory drawing for sheet 3 from the cycle Four Landscapes ; a drawing depicting a faun watching two bathing women; a drawing in ink and watercolor inscribed by Klinger "Das Gesicht"; sketches of a male and a female nude; and portraits of two women from Klinger's life: the Austrian writer and partner Elsa Asenijeff and the artist's wife Gertrude Bock.
The German painter, illustrator and designer, Melchior Lechter (1865-1937), is represented by a 1921 multicolored pastel drawing Wirtshausgarten im Sommer [ Tavern Garden in the Summer ], rendered in vibrant impressionist style .
A portrait in pen, brush and ink of the French painter Pierre Puvis de Chavannes is a rare artwork by Friedrich von Liphart (1847–1932), who was a painter, a noted art expert and art collector from a noble Baltic German family from what is now Tartu in Estonia. After living for a time in Florence, Liphart moved to France and then to Russia, where he became a curator at the Hermitage Museum. The portrait of Puvis de Chavannes was executed in 1881 during Liphart's stay in France. There is no scholarly publication on Liphart currently known to the scholarly community.
The German sculptor and painter Wilhelm Loth (1920-1993) is represented with one of his drawings of a female nude shown in the shape of a triangle. The drawing is signed and dated by the artist 1980.
The German expressionist painter and printmaker Ludwig Meidner (1884-1966) is represented by nine drawings, from which seven were previously part of the Ernest and Lilly Jacobson collection in Los Angeles and were shown in 1973 in the exhibition Prints, Drawings and Watercolors of Ludwig Meidner, the Ernest and Lilly Jacobson Collection , held at the University of Southern California Art Galleries. The other two drawings are Street at Night II from 1913 and Self-Portrait with Tongue Sticking Out from 1914. Six of the drawings bear the wet stamp and inventory number of the artist's estate.
A watercolor depicting a crucifixion is by the German expressionist artist and graphic designer Wilhelm Morgner (1891-1917), who served in the First World War and was killed in action. It is one of several works on Christ's Passion created by Morgner between 1914 and 1915. The artwork bears the number 1116 of the inventory of Morgner's artworks owned by Georg Tappert, who also was a German expressionist painter and Morgner's art teacher. In the early 1920s Tappert lost the legal rights to Morgner's estate to Morgner's family, who then sold his estate to the Kunstsammlung der Stadt Soest. The catalogue raisonné of Morgner's oeuvre in the collection of the Kunstsammlung der Stadt Soest includes a watercolor titled Kreuzigung from 1914 with Tappert inventory number 1117. An artwork with Tappert inventory number 1116 is not listed in the catalogue raisonné of Morgner's estate. Therefore, the watercolor from the Simms collection fills a gap not only in the catalogue raisonné of Morgner's estate, but also in the inventory of Morgner's oeuvre known to be previously owned by Georg Tappert.
The expressionist painter and printmaker Max Pechstein (1881-1955) is represented with a small pencil, pen, and ink drawing from 1911 depicting figures sitting at a table. The German-American artist and art historian affiliated with the European Bauhaus and Dadaist movements, Kate Steinitz, acquired the drawing in the same year from the J. B. Neumann print gallery in Berlin. The drawing is one of several, in which Pechstein focused on capturing everyday people in their unassuming daily roles, most likely as short-hand records to be used for later works.
The German painter, printmaker, and sculptor Bernhard Pankok (1872-1943) is represented with an early self-portrait from 1893, executed in pencil and black ink.
The artist Jules Pascin (1885-1930) came from a Sephardic Jewish family in Bulgaria. His real name was Julius Mordecai Pincas. Pascin spent most of his life in Vienna, Munich, Paris and the United States, where he became an American citizen. In Paris he was known as the "Prince of Montparnasse." Pascin's most frequent subject was women, depicted in casual poses, usually nude. The Simms collection includes an undated ink pen drawing Ménage à trois, depicting three nude or partly dressed young women.
The Russian realist painter Ilya Repin (1844-1930), is represented by a black chalk drawing Young Russian Peasant Standing, dated 1879 by the artist. The drawing is likely a study for the painting Provody novobrantsa [ Seeing off a Recruit] from the same year.
Rudolf Schlichter (1890-1955), a German artist associated with Dada and New Objectivity, is represented by a watercolor portrait of a maid, from 1929; and a 1932 pencil drawing of a woman, known as Mrs. K.
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff (1884-1976), one of the founders of the artist group Die Brücke and leading proponent of German expressionism, is represented with a large watercolor titled Blooming Cactuses, from 1925. The painting is characteristic of Schmidt-Rottluff's turn towards a new style of colorful and flat shapes with gentle outlines, which evolved by the mid-1920s.
The German impressionist painter, draftsman, etcher, and illustrator Franz Skarbina (1849-1910), is represented by three watercolors and four charcoal drawings dating from 1891 to 1909. Only one of the drawings, the watercolor Roofs of Old Berlin, is included in the catalog of the comprehensive exhibition of Skarbina's drawings and paintings held in 1995 at the Bröhan-Museum in Berlin. Three of the artworks are listed in the catalog of the first retrospective exhibition of Skarbina's oeuvre, held at the Königliche Akademie der Künste in Berlin in 1910, shortly after Skarbina's death. Considering that many of Skarbina's artworks perished and that the artist's studio and papers were destroyed in the Second World War, these watercolors and drawings contribute several unpublished works.
The prolific German impressionist painter and illustrator Max Slevogt (1868-1932), is represented by two watercolors and three pen and ink drawings dating from 1895 to 1919. None of the artworks were included in the retrospective exhibition Max Slevogt Gemälde Aquarelle Zeichnungen, held in 1992 at the Saarland-Museum in Saarbrücken, and other venues.
The Swiss painter, etcher, and sculptor, Karl Stauffer-Bern (1857-1891), is represented by a little known 1883 drawing View of Castle of Glienicke in black chalk and wash. The Glienicke castle is a neoclassical structure, designed by Karl Friedrich Schinkel, located on the lake Wannsee between Berlin and Potsdam. The draftsmanship of Stauffer-Bern shows the influence of Adolf von Menzel.
The Swiss-born French Art Nouveau painter and printmaker, Théophile Alexandre Steinlen (1859-1923), is represented by two undated charcoal drawings, both from the late nineteenth century: the genre scene The Brawl, and a presumed portrait of the French poet Paul Verlaine (1844-1896).
Franz von Stuck (1863-1928), German symbolist painter, sculptor, engraver and architect is represented by an ink pen drawing, which bears the artist's handwritten dedication to the German sculptor Wilhelm von Rümann (1850-1906), who like von Stuck was based in Munich. The drawing depicts a mythological scene showing Pan observing a centaur couple and a Triton with Nereid.
The German painter, Hans Thoma (1839-1924), is represented by two little-known watercolors, both undated, one depicting a man sitting in a landscape, and a seascape and shore. Both works are monogrammed by the artist in ink and signed.
Heinrich Zille (1858-1929) was a popular German illustrator and photographer known for satirical and humorous drawings from the miliueu of working-class Berlin. The Simms collection includes two pencil drawings by Zille, both undated, titled Mother and Children with the Woodman's Wife and Vagabond Artist.
Filed at the end of the subseries are three artworks without established attribution. A relatively large charcoal drawing depicting a centaur seizing a fawn; a small sheet with two sketches in pen and ink, one of a man in bed and one of a man with a spear; and a watercolor depicting the temple of Vesta in Rome, likely from 1906.
Occasionally mentioned mat description relates to the mat in which the artwork was received by the repository.

Arrangement

The artworks are arranged in the order of each artist's catalogue raisonné, with unrecorded artworks listed chronologically or alphabetically at the end, if undated. The artworks are arranged chronologically for artists whose artworks are not recorded in a catalogue raisonné.
 

Ernst Barlach, 1907-1937

Arrangement

Arranged in the order of the catalogues raisonné by Friedrich Schult: Ernst Barlach Werkkatalog der Zeichnungen, cited as Schult III; Ernst Barlach das plastische Werk, cited as Schult I; Ernst Barlach das graphische Werk, cited as Schult II. (Hamburg: Dr. Ernst Hauswedell, 1st edition, 1958).
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532 (Schult III) [ Drohende Branntweinsteuer ], [1907]

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note

Technique: pencil and ink on heavy off-white wove paper, mounted on thin textures colored paper. Dimensions: image 42.5 x 51.5 cm, sheet 45 x 53.5 cm. Signatures: signed by Ernst Barlach in ink in lower left. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. References: Schult III, 532. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; inscribed in pencil Barlach/Drohende Branntweinsteuer/No. 1097; number 10 inscribed in pencil; inscribed in pencil 24243 letter A within a circle P.B.; two illegible marks in pencil. Note: published in Simplizissimus, no. 43, January 20, 1908. Note: title from Schult.
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1138 (Schult III) [ Verhüllte Bettlerin], [1915 or 1916]

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note

Technique: charcoal on stiff paper with ribbed surface and three serrated edges. Dimensions: sheet 39 x 31.5 cm. Signatures: signed by Ernst Barlach in charcoal in lower left. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Lola and Max Gruenthal collection, New York. References: Schult III, 1138. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; inscribed in pencil number 671 within circle. Lugt: 4395. Related work: scuplture Verhüllte Bettlerin, Schult I, 214; sculpture Barmherzigkeit, Schult I, 215; sculpture Tod und Leben , Schult I, 186; sculpture Grablegung (Totenklage) , Schult I, 187. Note: title from Schult.
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[ Sitzender mit Laterne, nach rechts gekehrt ] , [1917?]

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note

Technique: charcoal on stiff white paper. Dimensions: sheet 16.7 x 17 cm. Signatures: signed by Barlach in pencil in lower right and inscribed in brown ink in lower margin .... vor meinen Augen ist die Latüchte/heller als der Sirius, die Traulampe/überscheint ihn (Der arme Vetter). Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. References: not in Schult. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; collector's wet stamp letter R or P within circle, with inscription in pencil 23. Feb. 1983; inscribed in pencil by unknown hand Ernst Barlach (1870-1938)/Hans Iver/Kohlezeichnung, 1917, sign./Illustration zu "Der arme Vetter"; inscribed in pencil by the same unknown hand along the lower margin Die zugehörige Textstelle des Dramas von Barlach eigen-/händig zitiert (am Unterrand, schwarz braune Tinte, Feder):/.... vor meinen Augen ist die Latüchte/heller als der Sirius, die Traulampe/überscheint ihn (Der arme Vetter). Lugt: 4395; collector's stamp not in Lugt. Note: cover design for Barlachs's drama Der arme Vetter, the second illustrated edition published in 1919 by Paul Cassirer in Berlin. Related works: drawings Sitzender mit Laterne, nach rechts gekehrt , Schult III 1195, 1196; lithograph Der arme Vetter, Haupttitel des Texbandes , Schult I, 54.02, Schult II, 114; drawing Das Licht im Dunkel, Galerie Rosenbach, Zwischen Tradition und Moderne, catalog 44, 80. Note: title from Schult.
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[ Hornbläser] , [1935?]

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note

Technique: India ink on paper, cropping lines in pencil in the left margin; mounted on stiff white paper. Dimensions: sheet 24 x 22.5 cm, mount 26 x 23.5 cm. Signatures: unsigned. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. References: not in Schult. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; inscribed in pencil Barlach's Pinsel-Umzeichnung des Umschlags für Einführung. Lugt: 4395. Note: cover design for the 1935 publication Ernst Barlach Zeichnungen, with introductory text by Paul Fechter, (Munich: R. Piper, 1935). Related work: drawing Verzweiflung und Erlösung, Schult I, 792. Note: title devised.
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[ Frierende Alte], [1937]

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note

Technique: charcoal on heavy sketchbook paper. Dimensions: sheet 23 x 30 cm. Signatures: signed by Barlach in charcoal in lower left. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. References: not in Schult. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; number 137 inscribed in pencil and traces of other erased numbers still visible. Related work: sculptures Frierende Alte, Schult I, 479, 480, 481. Note: studies for sculptures of the same title. Lugt: 4395. Note: title from Schult.
 

Daniel Chodowiecki, [1770s]

Scope and Content Note

With references to the catalog of Chodowiecki's drawings by Wolfgang von Oettingen Daniel Chodowieckis Handzeichnungen (Berlin: Julius Bard, 1907).
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Recto: [ Medallion Portrait of Susanne (Suzette) Chodowiecka, the Daughter of the Artist ], [1770s]

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note

Technique: red chalk drawing on laid paper with armorial and proprietary watermarks. Dimensions: image 27.5 x 24 cm, sheet 41.5 x 30.5 cm. Signatures: signed in red chalk D. Chodowiecki f. in the lower right corner of image. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Claude Du Bois-Reymond, Zurich. References: not in Oettingen. Recto: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle. Verso: red chalk drawing of a male nude. Lugt: 4396. Note: Suzette Henry, born Chodowiecka, was a German painter and member of the Prussian Academy of Arts. Note: title devised.
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Verso: [ Male Nude, Three Quarter View From Behind ] , [1770s]

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note

Technique: red chalk drawing on laid paper with armorial and proprietary watermarks. Dimensions: sheet 41.5 x 30.5 cm. Signatures: unsigned. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Du Bois-Reymond, Zurich. References: not in Oettingen. Recto: oval portrait of the artist's daughter in red chalk. Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle. Lugt: 4396. Note: title devised.
 

Jean-Baptiste-Édouard Detaille, late 19th century-1981

Scope and Content Note

With a reference to the catalog of the exhibition "Call to Arms," Édouard Detaille and his Contemporaries, Selections from the Forbes Magazine Collection , held from January 18-March 29, 1981 at the Tampa Museum.
 

[ Aide-de-Camp], late 19th century-1981

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Technique: pencil and watercolor on stiff woven paper. Dimensions: sheet 20 x 16 cm. Signatures: signed in ink E. Detaille in the lower right of sheet. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Forbes Magazine Collection, Tampa, Florida. References: Tampa Museum exhibition catalog, 1. Note: title from dealer's description (Feingarten Galleries). Note: preserved at the repository is part of a former frame with labels.
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Artwork, late 19th century

box 87

Part of frame with labels, 1981, undated

 

Lyonel Feininger, 1951

Scope and Content Note

A similar view of the Pacific North West dated in 1949 was exhibited in 1951 at the York City Art Gallery. See: Feininger 40 Watercolors and Drawings (York: York City Art Gallery, 1951). See: York City Art Gallery exhibition catalog no. 38.
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[ Pacific North West], 1951

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Technique: black ink pen and watercolor on thin paper with "Riverside" watermark. Dimensions: sheet 14.3 x 21.5 cm. Signatures: signed and dated in black ink Feininger/1951 in the lower left of image. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Felix Landau Gallery; Gutekunst & Klipstein. Related work: watercolor Pacific North West from 1949; exhibited in 1951 at the York City Art Gallery, exhibition catalog no. 38. Note: title devised. Note: portion of former mat with provenance information preserved.
 

Walter Gramatté, 1922-1925

Arrangement

Arranged in the order of the catalogue Walter Gramatté Bilder und Aquarelle, Paintings and Watercolors (Winnipeg, Canada: Estate S.C. Eckhardt-Gramatté, 1981); referred to as Eckhardt. The watercolor Self-Portrait in Barcelona is not in Eckhardt, but it is listed in the auction catalog Auction 16 / Villa Grisebach , Berlin, 24 November 1990, cat. no. 159.
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A 123 (Eckhardt) [ Bildnis Sonia en face], 1922

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note

Technique: watercolor and ink pen over pencil outline on velin paper. Dimensions: sheet 50 x 36 cm. Signatures: signed and dated Gramatté/Paris 22 in ink in the right margin. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. References: Eckhardt A 123. Verso: collector's wet stamp RSA within circle; illegible circular wet stamp; inscribed in pencil by various hands Walter Gramatté Paris 1922; Walter Gramatté, Mädchen, 1922; F91-E19; and other markings and numbers inscribed in pencil or in blue and red crayon. Lugt: 4396. Note: title from Eckhardt.
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A 164 (Eckhardt) [ Weiblicher Rückenakt mit Ofen ], [ca. 1920]

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Technique: watercolor on thin chamois parchment paper with one serrated edge. Dimensions: sheet 26.8 x 19.7 cm. Signatures: unsigned. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection. References: Eckhardt A 164. Verso: collector's wet stamp RSA within circle. Lugt: 4396. Note: title from Eckhardt.
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[ Self-Portrait in Barcelona], 1924

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note

Technique: watercolor over pencil on yellowish paper with three serrated edges. Dimensions: sheet 48 x 37.5 cm. Signatures: signed and dated by the artist in pen and India ink Gramatté/Barcelona 1924. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Ludwig Reidemeister collection, Berlin; Bernd Schulz collection, Berlin. References: not in Eckhardt; Auction 16 / Villa Grisebach Auktionen, Berlin, 24 November 1990, cat. no. 159. Verso: number 1 inscribed in red crayon; number 43 inscribed in pencil; G. 2352 inscribed in pencil; number 172 inscribed in red crayon. Note: title devised. Note: backing board with Villa Grisebach label is preserved.
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[ A Vase of Eucalyptus and Mimosa ], 1925

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note

Technique: watercolor and ink pen over pencil outline on stiff paper with three serrated edges. Dimensions: sheet 48.5 x 37.5 cm. Signatures: signed, dated and inscribed Gramatté/Barcelona 1925 in brown ink in the lower left corner of sheet. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; J. Vallin, Málaga. References: not in Eckhardt. Recto: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner; inscribed in pencil Walter Gramatté/Barcelona/(S. Gervario)/Cayol 5; illegible inscription in pencil. Lugt: 4395. Note: title from dealer's description (C. G. Boerner Inc, New York).
 

Otto Greiner, 1888-1899, undated

Scope and Content Note

Included are eleven drawings, two bound sketchbooks, and nine loose leaves from sketchbooks. A letter by Arthur Haferkorn with a mention of Greiner is filed with Series II.E. Letters and other papers, and shelved in box 85.
With occasional references to the catalog Zeichnungen von Otto Greiner by Hans W. Singer (Leipzig: Verlag von Baumgärtner's Buchhandlung, 1912); and the catalog of Greiner's prints Otto Greiners graphische Arbeiten by Julius Vogel (Dresden: Verlag von Ernst Arnold (Ludwig Gutbier), 1917).

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically, with undated drawings listed at the end. Two bound sketchbooks and several mostly undated leaves from sketchbooks are also filed at the end.
box 34

[ Drei musizierende Knaben], 1888

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note

Technique: black ink pen and grey wash over pencil on stiff paper. Dimensions: sheet 12 x 16.5 cm. Signatures: unsigned; inscribed in black chalk by Otto "Greiner Musikknaben / Musikkarte" and dated in black ink "30.1.88." Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Galerie Gerda Bassenge. References: not in Singer. Recto: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle; number 9 inscribed in pencil. Lugt: 4396. Note: title from dealer's description.
See also: drawing Skizzenblatt mit drei musizierenden Knaben und zwei anderen Skizzen of Knaben and drawing [ Skizze tanzende Paare in Box 34.
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[ Skizzenblatt mit drei musizierenden Knaben und zwei anderen Skizzen of Knaben ], 1888

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note

Technique: pencil on stiff paper. Dimensions: 25.5 x 12.5 cm. Signatures: unsigned; dated and inscribed by Otto Greiner "24.1.88/Zur Karte." Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Galerie Gerda Bassenge, Berlin. References: not in Singer. Recto: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle; number 10 inscribed in pencil. Lugt: 4396. Note: title from dealer's description (Galerie Gerda Bassenge, Berlin).
See also: drawing Sketch of Three Boys Playing Music and drawing Sketch Dancing Couples in Box 34.
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[ Skizze tanzende Paare], circa 1888

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note

Technique: black pen with grey wash and red watercolor over pencil on stiff paper. Dimensions: 10.7 x 16 cm. Signatures: unsigned; illegible inscription by Otto Greiner in pencil. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Galerie Gerda Bassenge. References: not in Singer. Recto: two collector's wet stamps "RSA" within circle; number 11 inscribed in pencil; several pencil sketches of human figures by Greiner. Lugt: 4396. Note: German title from dealer's description (Galerie Gerda Bassenge, Berlin).
See also: drawing Skizzenblatt mit drei musizierenden Knaben und zwei anderen Skizzen of Knaben and drawing [ Drei musizierende Knaben in Box 34.
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[ Sheet With Four Sketches of Foliage on a Trellis ], 1888

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note

Technique: pencil, pen and black ink, grey brush on paper. Signatures: unsigned; dated in pencil 29.10.88. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. References: not in Singer. Related work: Vogel 26, plate IV (lithograph Gartenlaube). Note: preparatory sketches for the lithograph Gartenlaube from 1889. Note: title devised.
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[ Obstbaum], 1889

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note

Technique: black pen with grey wash on cream-colored paper; mounted on stiff white paper. Dimensions: sheet 36.5 x 26 cm, mount 41.2 x 30.3 cm. Signatures: signed and dated by Greiner in ink O. Greiner/Juni 89. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. References: not in Singer. Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle. Lugt: 4396. Related work: Singer plate 1. Mat inscription: former mat inscribed in pencil "98/84"; "D520"; and two lines of dealer's description in English. Note: title from Singer, plate 1.
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[ Study for Fliehende Faune], circa 1889

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note

Technique: black and red chalk, black pen, and pencil on stiff white paper; mounted on mat. Dimensions: sheet 47 x 33 cm. Signatures: unsigned. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. References: not in Singer. Related work: Vogel 28. Note: preparatory sketch for the lithograph Fliehende Faune. Note: title devised.
Also see: pen lithograph Fliehende Faune in Box 23.
Also see: handwritten statement of authenticity by Arthur Haferkorn of a lithograph of Otto Greiner's drawing Fliehende Faune in Box 85.
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[ Standing Male Nude From Rear and Re-Study ], 1892

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note

Technique: pen and ink, wash and white highlights on heavy-weight wove paper. Signatures: signed and dated by Otto Greiner in ink in upper right of sheet "Dez. 92/O. Greiner." Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Shepherd Gallery, New York. References: not in Singer. Recto: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle. Lugt: 4396. Note: title from dealer's description (Shepherd Gallery, New York).
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[ Crucified Thief, Study for Golgatha, and Study of an Arm with Hand ], 1893

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note

Technique: black chalk with white heightening on tan wove paper with a "Dans Les Annonay" watermark. Dimensions: sheet 33.3 x 49 cm. Signatures: initialled and dated by Otto Greiner in black chalk "[illegible] 93/Leipzig O. Gr." Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Georg Hirzel collection, Leipzig; Shepherd Gallery, New York. References: not in Singer. Recto: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle. Lugt: 4396. Note: preparatory drawing for the lithograph Golgatha, kleine Kreuzigung Christi, Vogel 59. Note: title from dealer's description (Shepherd Gallery, New York).
See also: lithograph Golgatha, Kleine Kreuzigung Christi in Box 23.
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[ Römischer Krieger mit Courtisane ], 1899

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note

Technique: red chalk over pencil, with highlights in white chalk, on light brown velin paper. Dimensions: sheet 41 x 39 cm. Signatures: initialled and dated by Otto Greiner in red chalk in the lower right corner of sheet "O. Gr. 5.99." Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Kunstantiquariat Arno Winterberg, Heidelberg. References: not in Singer. Recto: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle; illegible inscription in pencil; numbers 54 x 50 inscribed in pencil; another marking in pencil. Lugt: 4396. Note: preparatory drawing for the lithograph Golgatha, Grosse Kreuzigung Christi, Vogel 78. Related work: preparatory drawing for the lithograph Studie zum Steindruck "Golgatha", Singer 34. Note: title devised.
See also: lithograph Golgatha, Grosse Kreuzigung Christi in Box 23.
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[ Rückblickender Satyr], late 19th century

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Technique: watercolor on stiff paper. Dimensions: sheet 14.7 x 17.5 cm. Signatures: unsigned. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Werner Eberhard Müller collection, Leipzig; Ernst Oppler collection, Berlin; Karl & Faber. References: not in Singer. Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle; collector's wet stamp in red ink "m m m" within circle; inscribed in ink "Ernst Oppler / W. E. Müller, Leipzig 1932"; previous owner's dedication inscribed in pencil, illegible; inscribed in pencil "Orig. Aquarelle v. Otto Greiner"; numbers 13767 and 34238/5 inscribed in pencil. Lugt: 4395; 5075. Note: title from dealer's description (Karl & Faber).
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Recto and Verso: [ Skizzenblatt mit Studien zu Ikarus, einem Selbstbildnis und weiteren Figuren ], late 19th century

Physical Description: 2 drawings

Scope and Content Note

Technique: red and black chalk and black ink pen on velin paper with "Carl Schüll" watermark. Dimensions: sheet 47.2 x 32.9 cm. Signatures: unsigned. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Galerie Gerda Bassenge. References: not in Singer. Note: title from dealer's description (Galerie Gerda Bassenge).
 

Sketchbooks and loose leaves from sketchbooks, 1889, undated

Scope and Content Note

Included are two sketchbooks and nine loose leaves with sketches.
box 82, folder 1

[ Portrait of a Middle-Aged Woman with Hair Tied Back ], late 19th century

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note

Technique: charcoal on laid paper with "E.T." watermark. Dimensions: sheet 30 x 19.5 cm. Signatures: initialled in charcoal in the lower right of sheet. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Verso: charcoal sketch of a man sitting in a chair, seen from behind and from the side. Note: enclosure numbered in pencil 5607. Note: title devised.
box 82, folder 2

Recto: [ Sketch of a Male Nude with Raised Arms ]; Verso: [ Several Sketches of a Male Nude and Outline of a Female Head ], late 19th century

Physical Description: 2 drawings

Scope and Content Note

Technique: red chalk on recto and pencil on verso, on greenish woven paper; with a stripe of white paper attached along the left margin of recto. Dimensions: sheet 30 x 23.5 cm. Signatures: unsigned. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Note: enclosure numbered in pencil 5732 and 231. Note: titles devised.
box 82, folder 3

Recto: [ Sketch of a Male Nude's Thigh, Leg, and Lower Back ]; Verso: [ Several Sketches of Floral Motifs ], late 19th century

Physical Description: 2 drawings

Scope and Content Note

Technique: red chalk on recto and pencil on verso, on greenish woven paper; with a stripe of white paper attached along the left margin of recto. Dimensions: sheet 30 x 23.5 cm. Signatures: unsigned. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Note: enclosure numbered in pencil 5611. Note: titles devised.
box 82, folder 4

Recto: [ Crouching Male Nude]; Verso: [ Sketch of a Sitting Male Nude and Several Sketches of Arms and Hands ], late 19th century

Physical Description: 2 drawings

Scope and Content Note

Technique: charcoal with highlights in white chalk on recto and black ink pen and pencil on verso, on greenish woven paper; with a stripe of white paper attached along the left margin of recto. Dimensions: sheet 30 x 23.5 cm. Signatures: unsigned. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Note: titles devised.
box 82, folder 5

Recto: [ Sitting Man, Seen from Behind]; Verso: [ Sketch of a Male Head Wearing a Hat, Several Sketches of a Male Face and One Unidentified Motif ], 1889

Physical Description: 2 drawings

Scope and Content Note

Technique: pencil on recto and pencil with black ink pen on verso, on yellowish woven paper. Dimensions: 25.5 x 19 cm. Signatures: signed by Otto Greiner in pencil in the lower right of recto. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: number 32 inscribed in pencil in the lower left of sheet. Verso: dated in pencil 8. XI. 89; number 31 inscribed in pencil. Note: titles devised.
box 82, folder 6

[ Sitting Man Wearing a Hat, Seen from the Side ], late 19th century

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note

Technique: pencil on yellowish woven paper. Dimensions: sheet 25.5 x 19.2 cm. Signatures: unsigned. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Verso: two small sketches in red chalk, a female face and a human figure with raised arms. Note: title devised.
box 82, folder 7

Recto: [ Sketches of Flowers and Foliage ]; Verso: [ Sketch of a Bald Male Head ], late 19th century

Physical Description: 2 drawings

Scope and Content Note

Technique: charcoal highlighted with white chalk on recto and charcoal highlighted with yellow chalk on verso, on greenish-grey paper with an illegible watermark. Dimensions: 46 x 30.5 cm. Signatures: unsigned. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; E. W. Grieb collection. Recto: a small paper label pasted in the lower right corner, inscribed in black ink number 55, stamped with collector's wet stamp three nested rhombi in red ink; and inscribed in pencil "Ab [?]/6104/11228." Verso: number 394 inscribed in pencil; an illegible mark and numbers 55/1122 inscribed in pencil. Lugt: Grieb stamp not in Lugt. Note: enclosure numbered in pencil 5609. Note: titles devised.
box 82, folder 8

Recto: [ Sketch of a Bush Near a Fence]; Verso: [ Sketch of Flowers], 1889

Physical Description: 2 drawings

Scope and Content Note

Technique: charcoal and watercolor on recto and charcoal and pencil on verso, on yellowish woven paper. Dimensions: sheet 24 x 30.5 cm. Signatures: initialled and dated in charcoal by Otto Greiner on recto "O.G. 19. 7. 89." Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Recto: number 41 inscribed in pencil in the lower left of recto. Note: enclosure numbered in pencil 5612. Note: titles devised.
box 82, folder 9

Recto: [ Sketch of a Man with a Headdress ]; Verso: [ Sketch of Two Arms in Sleeves ], late 19th century

Physical Description: 2 drawings

Scope and Content Note

Technique: black ink pen on recto and pecil on verso, on yellowish woven paper. Dimensions: sheet 31 x 24.5 cm. Signatures: unsigned. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Note: enclosurenumbered in pencil 5610. Note: titles devised.
 

Sketchbooks, 1889

Physical Description: 2 items

Scope and Content Note

Both sketchbooks are bound in cloth, dated and numbered as 1 and 2 inside the front covers. Sketchbook 1 is also signed and inscribed by Otto Greiner inside the front cover and the front fly-leaf. Sketchbook 1 has leaves numbered on rectos as 1, 15, 27, 29, 33, 35, 43, 45, 47, 51, 55, 59; and the verso of leaf 59 numbered 60. Sketchbook 2 has ten unnumbered leaves. The drawings in both sketchbooks are executed in pencil, red chalk, charcoal, or black ink pen on rectos and versos and the endpapers. There is a black ink drawing of a male head on the cover of sketchbook 1. The drawings are studies of foliage and plants; studies of various parts of the human body and anatomical studies of the human skeletton; sketches of human figures and horses, including a horse in harnes; and sketches of various details. Sketchbook 1 includes a study for the figure of a fleeing faun for the 1889 lithograph Fliehende Faune , (Vogel, 41).
See also: drawing Study for Fleeing Fauns [ Studie zu Fliehende Faune] in Box 34.
See also: pen lithograph Fleeing Fauns [ Fliehende Faune] in Box 23.
box 83

Sketchbook 1,

Physical Description: 1 item
box 84

Sketchbook 2,

Physical Description: 1 item
 

George Grosz, 1916-1939

Scope and Content Note

With a reference to the catalog of the exhibition George Grosz, 1893-1959 , held in 1963 at the Arts Council Gallery, London.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
box 34

[ Sitzender weiblicher Akt] or [ Louise Portmann], 1916

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note

Technique: black chalk and carpenter's pencil on wove paper. Dimensions: sheet 37.7 x 29.1 cm. Signatures: signed by George Grosz in brown ink in the lower right corner of sheet; inscribed in pencil in the upper right corner of sheet "No. 16/Louise Portmann." Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Hauswedell & Nolte, Hamburg. Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle; sketch of a female head in black chalk; number 1 within a circle drawn twice; titled "Louise" in black chalk; inscribed in pencil "Aus Baden-Baden zurück/Nr. 1"; number 423 within circle inscribed in pencil; number 35 within circle inscribed in pencil; number 50 inscribed in pencil; number 118 within circle inscribed in pencil; "5 44 3" inscribed in black ink. Lugt: 4396. Note: both titles from dealer's description (Hauswedell & Nolte).
box 34

Recto: [ At the Café], 1931

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Technique: watercolor and reed pen on paper. Dimensions: sheet 45.3 x 61.3 cm. Signatures: signed by George Grosz in ink in the lower right of sheet; dedication in pencil in the lower left "meinen lieben Lix [?] / und Motte für die / neue Wohnung / Böff Grosz / 1931 Juni." Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Felix J. Weil collection, California. References: Arts Council catalog, 51. Verso: drawing of a female nude. Note: title from Arts Council catalog.
box 34

Verso: [ Female Nude], 1931?

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note

Technique: pen and orange ink on paper. Dimensions: sheet 45.3 x 61.3 cm. Signatures: unsigned. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Felix J. Weil collection, California. Recto: inscribed in pencil "N20." Verso: watercolor and reed pen drawing At the Café. Note: title devised.
box 34

Cape Cod, 1939

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Technique: gold, yellow, and blue watercolor on stiff paper. Dimensions: image 44 x 34.5, sheet 49.5 x 39.5 cm. Signatures: signed, titled, and dated by George Grosz in red ink in the lower right corner of image "Grosz/Cape Cod 1939." Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Erich Cohn collection, New York; Dr. Zimer collection. Verso: collector's wet stamp "Coll. Dr. Richard A. Simms" within banner. Lugt: 4395. Note: title inscribed by the artist.
box 34

[ Dünen am Cape Cod], 1939

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Technique: watercolor on white stiff paper. Dimensions: 15 x 19.3 cm. Signatures: signed and dated "Grosz 39" in red ink in the lower right corner of sheet. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Note: title from on label on frame.
 

Peter Halm, 1917

Scope and Content Note

With a reference to the exhibition catalog Peter Halm, Handzeichnungen, Radierungen, Dokumente (Mainz: Mittelrheinisches Landesmuseum, 1981).
box 34

[ Blick auf die barocke Orgel von Kloster Ettal ], 1917

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note

Technique: carpenter's pencil on grayish-green velin paper. Dimensions: sheet 36.3 x 25.3 cm. Signatures: inscribed by Peter Halm in the lower left corner of sheet "Ettal 1917" and signed in the lower right corner of sheet "P. Halm." Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Dr. Wolfgang Ratjen, Vaduz, Lichtenstein; Karl & Faber, Munich. Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle; inscribed in pencil 244017/0063. Lugt: 4396. Related work: drawing Kloster Ettal, Orgelempore in the collection of Graphische Sammlung des Mittelrheinischen Landesmuseums; see catalog Peter Halm, Handzeichnungen, Radierungen, Dokumente, 87. Note: title from dealer's description (Karl & Faber).
 

Arthur Kampf, 1890, undated

Scope and Content Note

The drawings are not listed in the catalog by Hans W. Singer Zeichnungen von Arthur Kampf (Leipzig: A. Schumann's Verlag, 1912).

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
box 35

[ Heimkehrender im Schein einer Laterne ], 1890

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note

Technique: black ink pen with dark grey wash on beige paper, mounted on stiff white paper. Dimensions: sheet 16.2 x 8.1 cm, mount 23.5 x 14.2 cm. Signatures: initialled and dated by Arthur Kampf in black ink "A.K. 1890." Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Galerie Gerda Bassenge, Berlin. References: not in Singer. Recto: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle; number 7 within a square inscribed in pencil; number 169 within circle inscribed in brown crayon. Lugt: 4396. Note: title from dealer's description (Galerie Gerda Bassenge).
box 35

[ Tanz der Zigeuner vor einem Zelt ], late 19th century

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Technique: watercolor over pencil on stiff paper. Dimensions: sheet 27.2 x 37.2 cm. Signatures: unsigned and undated. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Galerie Gerda Bassenge, Berlin; Arthur Kampf; Herbert Kampf. Verso: wet stamp "Aus dem Nachlass von Prof. Dr. A. Kampf," signed by hand by Herbert Kampf; "101 K" inscribed by hand twice. Note: title from dealer's description (Galerie Gerda Bassenge).
box 35

[ Trinker am Holztisch], late 19th century

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note

Technique: black ink pen on paper with imprint from former mat in margins. Dimensions: sheet 18.5 x 24 cm. Signatures: initialled "A. K." in black ink. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles; Galerie Gerda Bassenge, Berlin. References: not in Singer. Verso: number 3 within square inscribed in pencil; number 392 in blue crayon crossed out; number 164 within circle in purple crayon. Note: title from dealer's description (Galerie Gerda Bassenge, Berlin).
box 35

[ Sketch of a Soldier and a Woman, Sketch of a Female Figure, Two Sketches of Hands and a Shoe ], late 19th century

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note

Technique: pencil on wove beige paper. Dimensions: sheet 45 x 33.5 cm. Signatures: unsigned. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. References: not in Singer. Recto: traces of an erased inscription in the lower right of sheet. Verso: two collector's wet stamps "RSA" within circle; inscribed "Kampf" in pencil; number 42 within circle inscribed in purple crayon. Lugt: 4396. Note: title devised.
box 35

[ Woman with a Broom], late 19th century

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note

Technique: pencil on brown paper. Dimensions: sheet 41.5 x 24 cm. Signatures: signed in pencil "A. Kampf" in the lower right corner of sheet. Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. References: not in Singer. Recto: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle. Lugt: 4396. Note: title devised.
 

Max Klinger, 1877-1898, 1912, undated

Scope and Content Note

The drawings are not listed in Hans W. Singer's catalog Zeichnungen von Max Klinger (Leipzig: A. Schumann, 1912).

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
box 35

[ Studie für Mondnacht], 1877

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note

Technique: black ink pen on paper. Dimensions: sheet 34 x 53.3 cm. Signatures: signed and dated in black ink in the lower right of sheet "Max Kliger Leipzig 1877." Provenance: Dr. Richard A. Simms collection, Los Angeles. Verso: collector's wet stamp "RSA" within circle. Lugt: 4396. Related work: etching Mondnacht, sheet 3 from the cycle Vier Landschaften], Singer 125. Note: title devised.
box 35

[ Ein Faun belauscht zwei badende Frauen ], circa 1880

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note