Subject matter Family depicts a happy scene in which a mother reaches for a baby who is in the arms of another person. Käthe Kollwitz's artwork often centered on families but they were rarely happy scenes like this one. Instead they often showed grieving mothers: she lost a son in World War I and grandson in World War II.
Physical Description A woman reaches out for a baby in the arms of another figure. The baby leans toward her. Her facial expression indicates happiness.
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