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Maker(s):Kollwitz, Käthe
Culture:German, 1867 - 1945
Title:Zertretene (The Downtrodden)
Date Made:1900
Type:Print; Etching
Materials:etching on medium thick, slightly textured tan paper
Measurements:Sheet: 16 5/8 x 12 1/4 in; 42.2 x 31.1 cm; Plate/Image: 9 x 7 5/8 in; 22.9 x 19.4 cm
Accession Number:  SC 2022.29
Credit Line:Gift of Elsie Lachenmayr Freeman, M.D., class of 1964
Museum Collection:  Smith College Museum of Art
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Description:
Two grieving figures, woman holding head of seated deceased child; man handing woman a noose; poverty; death; social issues

Tags:
illness; poverty; children; families; emotion; deaths; social commentary; social realism; mothers; fathers

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