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Visit to the Hospital

Accession Number
1956/1.59

Title
Visit to the Hospital

Artist(s)
Käthe Kollwitz

Artist Nationality
German (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1929

Medium & Support
woodcut on Japan paper

Dimensions
10 7/8 in x 14 1/8 in (27.62 cm x 35.88 cm);12 5/16 in x 16 1/4 in (31.27 cm x 41.28 cm);18 1/8 in x 22 1/8 in (46.04 cm x 56.2 cm)

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Subject matter
Kollwitz's work tended to focus on death, the intimate drama of personal relationships, and suffering caused by the social problems that stemmed from city life during her time.This print portrays her most common themes, as a mother and child look over the sick man as he lies in his bed.

Physical Description
A woman sits on the edge of a bed in which a figure lays. A child stands next to the woman. A chair with a bag on it sits in the right bottom corner.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Rights
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Keywords
Expressionist (style)
beds (furniture)
chairs (furniture forms)
fathers
illness
modern and contemporary art
reclining
sitting
sons (people)
wives

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