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Le Premier Jour des Berthas, 23 mars 1918: Planche XII -- Auto-Canon au Pied de l'Éléphant du Bassin du Trocadéro (nuit de 5 Juin 1918)
  • Maurice Busset
    1879–1936
    born: Clermont-Ferrand, France ; died: Clermont-Ferrand, France
  • Le Premier Jour des Berthas, 23 mars 1918: Planche XII -- Auto-Canon au Pied de l'Éléphant du Bassin du Trocadéro (nuit de 5 Juin 1918), 1918
  • Au temps des Gothas, Paris bombardé, Janvier - Juillet 1918, Nocturnes en bleu et rouge
  • Where object was made: France
  • color woodcut
  • Paper Type: wove
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 250 x 357 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 13/16 x 14 1/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 270 x 384 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 10 5/8 x 15 1/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 395 x 495 mm
    Mat Dimensions: 15 9/16 x 19 1/2 in
  • Museum purchase: Letha Churchill Walker Memorial Art Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0058.14
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In the LL foreground, soldiers crowd around a missile launcher set at the base of a statue of an elephant raising its trunk. In the middle-ground, the Seine river flows in front of the Eiffel Tower, and beyond orange flame are visible near the onion-shaped dome of the Basilica of the Sacre Cœur in Montmartre.