Self-Portrait

(1926-1932/cast c. 1946-1956)

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

Bronze on marble base, 14 3/8 x 9 1/8 x 11 3/8 in. (36.5 x 23.1 x 28.7 cm)

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

Accession Number: 66.2783

Provenance:
Fine Arts Associates, New York, to 22 July 1958
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 22 July 1958-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
FINE ARTS ASSOCIATES, New York. "Paintings, Watercolors, Sculpture," Summer-Fall 1958, no. 16.
DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS. "Sculpture in Our Time: Collected by Joseph H. Hirshhorn," 5 May-23 August 1959, no. 109, ill. p. 50. 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. 219, ill. p. 51.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975, no. 436.
[HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Artists' Portrait from the Collection," 1979].
ALBRIGHT-KNOX ART GALLERY, Buffalo, New York. "Modern European Sculpture, 1918-1945: Other Realities," 11 May-24 June 1979. TOUR: MINNEAPOLIS INSTITUTE OF ARTS, Minnesota, 15 July-26 August 1979; SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, 5 October-18 November 1979.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART. "German Expressionist Sculpture," cat. no. 83, ill. pp. 139-140. TOUR: HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, April-June 1984; KUNSTHALLE COLOGNE, 7 July-26 August. (Washington and Cologne shows only).
NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART, Washington, DC. "Kathe Kollwitz," 3 May-16 August 1992, cat. no. 105, p. 172, ill. p. 176.

Published References:
SALTMARCHE, KENNETH. "Notes on Special Exhibitions: 'Sculpture in Our Time'," Art Quarterly 22 (Winter, 1959), p. 351.
FRANKENSTEIN, ALFRED. "Monumental Serenity--And a Critic's Choice," San Francisco Sunday Chronicle (19 June 1960), This World, p. 18, ill.
UNSIGNED. "Sculpture in Our Time," News and Notes 4 (Art Gallery of Toronto, October 1960), p. 2.
MARCHIORI, GIUSEPPE. "La Scultura in Europa tra le due guerre," L'Arte Moderna 10/88 (Milan, 1967), ill. p. 275.
ARNASON, H. HARVARD. A History of Modern Art (New York: Abrams, 1968), no. 233, ill. pp. 134-135.
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Abrams, 1974), p. 708, ill. p. 311.
FINE, ELSA HONIG. Women and Art (Montclair, New Jersey and London: Allanheld & Schram/Prior, 1978), fig. 8-4, p. 155.
ELSEN, ALBERT E. Modern European Sculpture, 1918-1945 (New York: Braziller, 1979), fig. 123, p. 125.
SELZ, PETER. Art in Our Times: A Pictorial History, 1890-1980 (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich and Harry N. Abrams, 1981), fig. 726, p. 278.
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, German Expressionism