Käthe Kollwitz Museum Köln
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The exhibition rooms of the Käthe Kollwitz Museum Köln are expected to remain closed until autumn 2023 due to extensive construction measures, in particular an energy-related renovation.
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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