Mother and Child (Pieta?)

(c. 1913)/(cast 1954-1958)

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

Bronze, 28 7/8 x 19 x 19 1/2 in. (72.3 x 48 x 49.3 cm)

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

Accession Number: 66.2784

Provenance:
Swetzoff Gallery, Boston, to 15 February 1961
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 15 February 1961-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, New York. "Modern Sculpture from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection," 3 October 1962-6 January 1963, no. 221, ill. p. 50.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975, no. 437.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Kin and Communities: Selected Works from the Hirshhorn Museum Collection," 14 June-7 August 1977.
LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON LIBRARY, Austin, Texas. "The War to End All Wars," 11 November 1978-11 February 1979, ill.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "German Expressionist Sculpture," 4 April-17 June 1984, no. 81, ill. p. 139.
NASSAU COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART, Roslyn, New York. "Feminine Image," 1 March-18 May 1997, fig. 47, p. 59, p. 89.

Published References:
UNSIGNED. "The Hirshhorn Approach," Time 80 (5 October 1962), colorpl. p. 75.
EICHENBERG, F. "Kathe Kollwitz," New Catholic Encyclopedia 8 (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1967), ill. p. 247.
ARNASON, H. HARVARD. History of Modern Art (New York: Abrams, 1968), p. 13, ill. 232; Third edition, rev. Daniel Wheeler, 1986, no. 190, ill.
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Abrams, 1974), p. 7080, ill. p. 311.
RIPPER, THEODORE W. "Following Which Piper Playing What Tune," Music Ministry 8/8 (April 1976), ill. p. 3.
WOMEN'S PROGRAM OF THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION. Women Artists: A Checklist of Works in the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1979), ill.
CORNELL, SARA. Art: A History of Changing Style (Oxford: Phaidon, 1983), no. 502, ill.
HOFFERT, BERNARD, et al. Art in Diversity: Studies in the History of Art (Melbourne: Longman Cheshire, 1988), no. 2.11, ill.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, German Expressionism