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Deutschland 1946
Deutschland 1946
Deutschland 1946
Deutschland 1946
Deutschland 1946
Deutschland 1946
Deutschland 1946
Deutschland 1946
Deutschland 1946

© the estate of Karl Weschke. All rights reserved, DACS 2024. Photo credit: Saffron Walden Museum

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A clay sculpture of a seated man with a child crying on his leg. It was made by Karl Weschke when he was a prisoner of war at Radwinter rehabilitation camp, a camp designed to turn prisoners into democratic citizens. At the end of the war, Weschke struggled to come to terms with Germany’s defeat and explored his feelings in this sculpture. It was made from clay dug up at the camp. Initially, Weschke wanted to become a sculptor but became a painter after trips to Italy and Spain.

Saffron Walden Museum

Saffron Walden

Title

Deutschland 1946

Date

1947

Medium

clay

Measurements

H 32 x W 26.5 x D 31 cm

Accession number

SWM.1984.73

Acquisition method

purchased from Jean Strachen

Work type

Sculpture

Inscription description

bottom right: Deutschland 1946 / Karl Weschke

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