Mourning Man, Memorial for Karl Liebknecht
10 1/2 x 6 in. (26.7 x 15.2 cm)
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Originally part of a larger composition for the Memorial for Karl Liebknecht, which depicted a group of mourners, this print was created when the plate was later cut in half. Karl Liebknecht was one of the founders of the Berlin Spartakusbund (Spartacus League) that evolved into the Communist Party of Germany. On January 15, 1919, Liebknecht was shot to death during the Spartacus Revolt on the pretext that he was attempting to escape.
This print is a "re-strike", an impression printed after the original edition was no longer available. The re-strike is pulled from the original plate, but someone other than the artist or original printer was responsible for making the impression.