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Yearnings (Wünsche), from the Glove (Ein Handschuh) series

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Yearnings (Wünsche), from the Glove (Ein Handschuh) series

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Max Klinger
German, 1857–1920

Date

1880–81, published 1924

Medium

Etching and aquatint on wove paper

Accession #

1977.7 C

Dimensions

19 x 12 1/2 inches plate

Location

Currently Not on View

Description

The glove, having been taken home, sprouts desires like a flowering tree. The protagonist’s/Klinger’s despairing pose, face buried in hands, suggests that not all of these yearnings are happy and pleasurable but also produce discomfort and perhaps fear.

Credit

Purchase with funds from the Lawrence and Alfred Fox Foundation for the Ralph K. Uhry Collection

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