Two chatting Women with two Children, final version, 1930

Crayon lithograph (transfer), Kn 250 c

Käthe Kollwitz, Two chatting Women with two Children, final version, 1930, crayon lithograph (transfer), Kn 250 c, Cologne Kollwitz Collection © Käthe Kollwitz Museum Köln

This work is reminiscent of 19th century genre painting and almost appears like a detail from Max Liebermann’s painting »Kindermädchen und Bonnen im Tiergarten« of 1898.

In this lithograph, Käthe Kollwitz depicted a scene from everyday life that is still very common today. While two mothers are having a lively chat, their tired children, sitting and crouching next to them, remain passive. The boredom of the older girl is even more evident in the rejected etched version of this motif.

REJECTED VERSION

Käthe Kollwitz, Two chatting Women with two Children, rejected version, 1928, line etching, aquatint and sandpaper, Kn 243 III, Cologne Kollwitz Collection © Käthe Kollwitz Museum Köln

Käthe Kollwitz, Two chatting Women with two Children, rejected version, 1928, line etching, aquatint and sandpaper, Kn 243 III


Address

Käthe Kollwitz Museum Köln

Neumarkt 18-24 / Neumarkt Passage

50667 Köln

+49 (0)221 227 2899

+49 (0)221 227 2602

Opening hours

Tue - Sun

11 am – 6 pm

Public holidays

11 am – 6 pm

First Thu each month

11 am – 8 pm

Mon

closed

Please note

Due to current legal requirements, from now on only people who are fully vaccinated or have recovered will be allowed to visit the museum.

Furthermore, masks are still compulsory for the duration of your stay in the museum.

read more

zur Karte