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  • John Vondrous
    born: Chotusice, Bohemia (present-day Czech Republic) ; died: Prague, Czechoslovakia (present-day Czech Republic) ; active: United States
  • colophon, 1918
  • The Kultur-Bearers
  • Where object was made: United States or Europe
  • etching
  • Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 245 x 164 mm
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 9 5/8 x 6 7/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 302 x 223 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 11 7/8 x 8 3/4 in
  • Museum purchase: Elmer F. Pierson Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2013.0065.01.b
Label Text

The colophon designates the five themes of the etchings that follow: “Preservation of Art,” “The Submarine,” “The Zeppelin,” “Belgium,” and “Serbia?,” with a short propagandistic (but pointed) text following each theme, at the bottom of the image is a text designating that the artist printed 25 sets of this edition and that this is number 4. A oval watermark with the word ROMA underneath an image of Romulus and Remus suckling the she-wolf is located in the lower left-hand corner.