Hans, Summer in Fiascherino, July 1907

Pencil on paper, NT 424

Käthe Kollwitz, Hans, Summer in Fiascherino, July 1907, pencil on paper, NT 424, Cologne Kollwitz Collection © Käthe Kollwitz Museum Köln

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.

CONTEXTUAL WORK

Käthe Kollwitz, Hans, 1904, chalk on white laid paper, NT 266, Cologne Kollwitz Collection © Käthe Kollwitz Museum Köln

Käthe Kollwitz, Hans, 1904, chalk on white laid paper, NT 266

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