Konigsburg 1867 – 1945 Moritzburg (German)

Title: Self-Portrait from the Front | Selbstbildnis von vorn, 1922/23

Technique: Original Hand Signed Woodcut on Wove Paper

Paper size: 27 x 21.6 cm. / 10.6 x 8.5. in.

Image size: 15 x 15.6 cm. / 5.9 x 6.1 in.

Additional Information: This original woodcut is hand signed in pencil by the artist “Käthe Kollwitz” at the lower right margin.

It is from the edition of 275 unnumbered impressions.

The subject was used as the frontispiece for Ludwig Kaemmerer’s book ‘Käthe Kollwitz. Griffelkunst und Selbstanschauung’ [Käthe Kollwitz. Stylus art and self-view].

It was published by Emil Richter Verlag, Dresden in 1923.


1. Klipstein, A. (1955). Graphic Work of Käthe Kollwitz: Complete Illustrated Catalogue. New York: Galerie St. Etienne.

Reference: Klipstein 168

2. von dem Knesebeck, A. (2002). Käthe Kollwitz: Werkverzeichnis der Graphik. Bern: Kornfeld

Reference: Knesebeck 193

Condition: Very good condition. Pale mount staining in the margins. The right sheet edge showing the binding, as issued. Remnants of hinging tape, verso.