About this artwork
Introduced to the misery of lower class life by her husband, a doctor for the poor, Käthe Kollwitz became a spokeswoman for the downtrodden. She abandoned painting in 1890, pursuing several print cycles, including the historically based Peasant War. This early charcoal study prepares for an etching from the series.
- Currently Off View
- Prints and Drawings
- Käthe Kollwitz
- Sharpening the Scythe (Biem Dengeln)
- Germany (Artist's nationality)
- Charcoal and stumping, on ivory laid paper
- Signed lower right, in charcoal: "Käthe Kollwitz"
- 39.6 × 32 cm (15 5/8 × 12 5/8 in.)
- Margaret Fisher Endowment
- © 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn