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

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

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Max Klinger
German, 1857–1920


1880–81, published 1924


Etching and aquatint on wove paper

Accession #

1977.7 C


19 x 12 1/2 inches plate


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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.


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