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ID number:  BIRBI-97.3
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Artist / Maker:  Schmidt-Rottluff, Karl (1884-1976)
Title / Object name:  Mourners on the shore
Object type:  Print
Place made:  Berlin
Culture:  German
Date made:  1914
Materials:  Woodcut
Measurements:  510 x 620 mm; mount: 660 x 720 mm
Provenance:  Purchased from Garton & Co., Devizes, February 1997
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Two women walk together on a beach, their heads down and hands clutched together in sorrow. The effect achieved by the woodcut is to break up the shapes of the women and landscape. This print was made as war broke out and the women have been related to the two Marys that often appear mourning Jesus in Christian crucifixion scenes.

Inscriptions / Translations:  Inscriptions, sale stamps & c: signed in pencil, l. r. : S. Rottluff.

Notes:  Exhibited: 'Barber Goes North: Treasures from the Barber Institute', Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, UK, 15 October 2010 - 15 December 2010; 'Age of Expressionism', Slade School of Art, London, UK, 08 February 2011 - 25 March 2011

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