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Visit to the Hospital

Käthe Kollwitz

Artwork Details

Visit to the Hospital
1929
Käthe Kollwitz
woodcut on Japan paper
10 ⅞ in x 14 ⅛ in (27.62 cm x 35.88 cm);12 3/10 in x 16 ¼ in (31.27 cm x 41.28 cm);18 ⅛ in x 22 ⅛ in (46.04 cm x 56.2 cm)
Museum Purchase
1956/1.59

On Display

Not currently on display

Description

Subject Matter:

Kollwitz's work tended to focus on death, the intimate drama of personal relationships, and suffering caused by the social problems that stemmed from city life during her time.This print portrays her most common themes, as a mother and child look over the sick man as he lies in his bed.

Physical Description:

A woman sits on the edge of a bed in which a figure lays. A child stands next to the woman. A chair with a bag on it sits in the right bottom corner.

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