WITH TEN BEAUTIFUL FOLIO LITHOGRAPHS AFTER THE ORIGINAL LITHOGRAPHS BY KATHE KOLLWITZ
(KOLLWITZ, Kathe). Kathe Kollwitz. Ten Lithographs. New York: Henry C. Kleemann and Curt Valentin, 1941. Slim folio (16-1/2 by 19-1/4 inches), original half black cloth, original black and tan patterned paper boards, original grosgrain ties; Introduction section; pp. 4 and ten loose black-and-white lithographs. $1200.
First edition of this collection of ten beautiful folio-size lithographs after work by German Expressionist Kathe Kollwitz, with an Introduction by acclaimed art critic Elizabeth McCausland.
"Born in the Prussian city of Königsberg (now Kaliningrad, Russia) in 1867, Käthe Kollwitz established herself in an art world dominated by men by developing an aesthetic vision centered on women and the working class… Kollwitz's compassion for those in need has bestowed on her continued international renown. Today, her name evokes images of bereaved mothers, ailing, fatherless children, anguished parents, and, more generally, suffering and death" (MoMA). The ten lithographs in this work are: "These Children are Starving" (1924); "Bread! (Brot!)" (1924); "Brotherhood" (1924); "Two Prisoners Listening to Music" (1925); "Working Woman with Sleeping Child" (1925); "Mother with Child" (circa 1930); "Self-Portrait" (1934); "Death Summons" (1934); "Death Takes the Children" (1935), reduced from original size; and "Death Attacks" (1935), reduced from original size.
Plates fine, toning to title page, faint dampstaining to boards, a bit of faint flue paint along fore-edge of boards.