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Beim Dengeln (Whetting the Scythe)
  • Käthe Kollwitz
    1867–1945
    born: Königsberg, Prussia (present-day Kaliningrad, Russia) ; died: Moritzburg, Germany
  • Beim Dengeln (Whetting the Scythe), 1905
  • Bauernkrieg (Peasants' War), Plate 3
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • etching, engraving, softground, commercial tonal grids
  • Paper Type: wove
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 295 x 290 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 410 x 363 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 116 1/8 x 114 1/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 161 3/8 x 142 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 25 x 20 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.2912
Description
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Exhibitions

Dark, half-length scene of woman sharpening angular tool, with close-up view of working hands in center of composition, all else shadowed.