"The Plougher" Kathe Kollwitz

Kathe Kollwitz was a German artist, primarily a print maker and sculptor, 1867-1945. One of her major collections was the drawings she did entitled "The Peasants War". She was commissioned to commemorate the 16th century uprising of German Peasants War during the time of Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation. The drawings narrate what took place at the time of the uprising that was led by "Black Anna". She captures the peasants fight against their oppressive and unjust world.

A collection of her works is in The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and other museums and galleries in the U.S. and Europe.

Source: Grove Art, Wikipedia, Kathe Kollwitz Museum Kuln

This work is called "The Plougher" is said to symbolize the oppressed of every age. This is an engraving of the etching and is dated 1921.

Approx. 12 inches L x 18 inches W. Linen matt, nicely framed but with a few dings in wood. $475 plus shipping

Nikolas Maes 1632-1693

Dutch portrait painter
Studied under Rembrandt
Label on back of painting has a Registration Number of 27468 from an Appraisal Company identified as F.R. with legible printing verifying identification and authenticity

Handwritten note on back of painting "I give this picture to Arthur Pedrick, 26/12/42 and initialed CVT. Whoever CVT was, he bequeathed this picture to Arthur Pedrick.The date is given in the European style. Arthur Pedrick was a patent office official in the U.K. He was fired from his position and submitted patents on an ongoing basis, many having to do with his cats.

In the opinion of a Harvard professor, this painting in a Nikolas Maes in all things except the signature. Maes typically signed his paintings. In the opinion of a curator in the Netherlands, this painting may be a copy made of his own painting on the establishment of a family legacy and dates it about 1670.

This is an oval painting on wood.

Kathe Kollwitz

Nikolas Maes portrat