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Sunday, May 29, 2011

company for a widow

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"Die Witwe," the caption reads - "The widow." She and her cat were captured in colored chalk by Heinrich Zille (1858-1929). Though it's undated, this tragicomic study is part of Zille's life work portraying the poorer classes around him in Berlin. He did so with humor and respect as he watched them struggle against unforgiving socioeconomic odds, but yet never quite giving up. You see our widow here believes enough in living to keep a little friend.

5 comments:

Laura Brown said...

That's a very touching picture.

Katnip Lounge said...

So many stories are in this picture.

Winnie said...

Really love that sketch.

Thanks for posting.

Love Winnie

euthymic said...

Love the picture. The woman's face and the cat are very lovely to look at.

cate said...

It feels like quite a sad picture, but agree there are so many stories in it - thank goodness for kitties :)