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I was given this self portrait etching as a present in the 70's. On the back of
this framed etching it say Self Portrait Original etching (Restrike)' KI#155 from
Fardenard Potter Galleries, Baltimore, MD. How valuable is this -if at all.
thanks Ron L

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Hello Ronald,

Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945) was a very important German artist.  Check out this link www.kollwitz.de/en/default.aspx for a terrific overview.  The print you have is a restrike, a copy from the orignal plate printed after the artist died.  The artist created a number of works that were titled 'self portrait' so without seeing the print I cannot tell you which one you have.  Original prints sell for $2,000.00 - $5,000.00 at auction, restrikes are worth about 1/10 as much on average.

Cheers, Brent

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Brent Luebke

Expertise

19th Century to modern Canadian and western European fine art including paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography and original prints.

Experience

Sixteen years as an art dealer in Edmonton, Alberta Canada.

Organizations
Edmonton Executive Association

Publications
Edmonton Journal newspaper, various online art websites.

Education/Credentials
Post secondary art history.

Past/Present Clients
Art Gallery of Alberta, University of Alberta, Glenbow Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, National Gallery of Canada.

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