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Arbeiterfrau mit Schlafendem Jungen (Worker Woman with Sleeping Child)

© Käthe Kollwitz Estate / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.

Arbeiterfrau mit Schlafendem Jungen (Worker Woman with Sleeping Child)

Artist: Käthe Schmidt Kollwitz (German, 1867–1945)
Culture: German
Date: 1927
Medium: Lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 22 1/2 x 18 inches (57.2 x 45.7 cm)
Mat: 25 x 20 inches (63.5 x 50.8 cm)
Classification: Print
Credit Line: Gift by transfer from Duke University Student Union Collection, Women’s College Library, gift of the Carl Schurz Memorial Foundation
Label Text:Käthe Kollwitz experienced first-hand the heartbreak of losing a child, as her youngest son died in World War I, and her grandson died in World War II. The relationship between mother and child is a key recurring theme in her work. Often these images are emotionally wrenching scenes of a mother mourning her dead or dying child, but Kollwitz also depicted everyday moments of tenderness as in this work.
Object number: 1991.17.3