Lot 3218 - A195 Impressionist & Modern Art - Friday, 04. December 2020, 04.00 PM

KÄTHE KOLLWITZ

(Königsberg 1867-1945 Moritzburg near Dresden)
Arbeiterfrau (Female worker). 1906.
Black chalk on paper.
Signed and dated lower right: K. Kollwitz 06.
34.6 × 30.8 cm.

This drawing is a pre study for the poster ‚"Deutsche Heimarbeit-Ausstellung 1906".

Provenance:
Swiss private collection, acquired in the 1950s from a gallery in Basel and by descent to the present owners.

Exhibition:
Bern 1946, Käthe Kollwitz: Gedächtnisausstellung. Berner Kunstmuseum, 5 May–30 June 1946, no. 41 (with ill. cat. p. 8).

Literature:
- Otto Nagel: Käthe Kollwitz. Die Handzeichnungen, Berlin 1972, p. 264, no. 405 (with ill.).
- Julius Elias: Schwarz-Weiss, in: Kunst und Künstler, 1907, year 5 (with ill. p. 183).

"A melancholic woman's mask in Eugène Carrière's style, as if from the fourth dimension, shows that Parisian journeys have not remained without impression on her." ( Julius Elias 1907 about the present work)

CHF 15 000 / 25 000

€ 13 160 / 21 930