Lamentation: In Memory of Ernst Barlach

(1938)/cast c. 1946-1955

Käthe Kollwitz, German, b. Konigsberg, 1867–1945

Bronze, 10 1/2 x 10 1/4 x 4 in. (26.6 x 26.0 x 10.1 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Accession Number: 66.2781

Provenance:
Jane Wade Rosenberg, New York, to 13 February 1956
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 13 February 1956-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS. "Sculpture in Our Time: Collected by Joseph H. Hirshhorn," 5 May-23 August 1959, no. 111. TOUR: MILWAUKEE ART CENTER, 10 September-11 October; WALKER ART CENTER, Minneapolis, 25 October-6 December; WILLIAM ROCKHILL NELSON GALLERY OF ART, Kansas City, Missouri, 20 December-31 January 1960; MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Houston, 1-27 March; LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF HISTORY, SCIENCE, AND ART, 11 April-15 May; M. H. DE YOUNG MEMORIAL MUSEUM, San Francisco, 29 May-10 July; COLORADO SPRINGS FINE ARTS CENTER, Colorado, 24 July-4 September; ART GALLERY OF TORONTO, 30 September-31 October.
SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, New York. "Modern Sculpture from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection," 3 October 1962-6 January 1963, no. 220.
HOPKINS ART CENTER GALLERIES, DARTMOUTH COLLEGE, Hanover, New Hampshire. "Sculpture in Our Century: Selections from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection," 25 May-9 July 1967, no. 26, ill.
MONTGOMERY MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Montgomery, Alabama. "The Grand Tour: The Tradition of Patronage in Southern Art Museum," 1 September 1988-10 February 1989, cat.
NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART, Washington, DC. "Kathe Kollwitz," 3 May-16 August 1992, no. 107, pp. 172-175, ill.

Published References:
ROST, KERSTIN. "Excess Mars Sculpture Show," New Art Examiner (Summer 1984), p. 14, ill.
HELLER, NANCY. Woman Artists (New York: Abbeville Press, 1987; Third edition, 1997), no. 113, ill.
ROSENFELD, LUCY DAVIDSON. Women Artists from Ancient to Modern Times (Maine, Portland: J. Weston Walch, 1989), frame 100, p. 34.
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, German Expressionism