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Die Liebenden dem Toten (gedenkblatt fur Karl Liebknecht) [The Living for the Dead (memorial for Karl Liebknecht)]
  • Käthe Kollwitz
    1867–1945
    born: Königsberg, Prussia (present-day Kaliningrad, Russia) ; died: Moritzburg, Germany
  • Die Liebenden dem Toten (gedenkblatt fur Karl Liebknecht) [The Living for the Dead (memorial for Karl Liebknecht)], 1921
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • electro-type woodcut
  • Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 13 7/8 x 19 7/16 in
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 504.82 x 493.71 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 16 7/8 x 14 1/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 428.62 x 611.19 mm
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 25 in
  • Gift of Andre Emmerich
  • Not on display
  • 1960.0080
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Many figures in dark clothing bow heads in grief over a dead man covered in a white sheet. One man places his proper right hand on the chest of the deceased.