Käthe Kollwitz Museum Köln
Neumarkt 18-24 / Neumarkt Passage
+49 (0)221 227 2899
+49 (0)221 227 2602
Tue - Sun
11 am – 6 pm
First Thu each month
11 am – 8 pm
Visiting the museum is possible for everyone without Covid 19-related restrictions.
However, we recommend wearing a medical mask during your stay in the museum or at our events and continuing to observe the general hygiene and distance rules.
Pencil on paper, NT 424
There are only very few drawings – and only of her son Hans – that show him in the characteristic poses of official portraits in three-quarter profile or frontal view, as in this image.In 1907, Käthe Kollwitz spent a few months in Italy after being awarded the Villa Romana Prize and was visited there in the summer by Hans. This pencil drawing with its spontaneous style shows the 15-year-old son with a slightly dreamy expression and a sunburnt nose.
Käthe Kollwitz, Hans, 1904, chalk on white laid paper, NT 266