Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

The Zeppelin
  • John Vondrous
    1884–1970
    born: Chotusice, Bohemia (present-day Czech Republic) ; died: Prague, Czechoslovakia (present-day Czech Republic) ; active: United States
  • The Zeppelin, 1918
  • The Kultur-Bearers
  • Where object was made: United States or Europe
  • etching
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 253 x 182 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 15/16 x 7 3/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 302 x 224 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 11 7/8 x 8 13/16 in
  • Museum purchase: Elmer F. Pierson Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2013.0065.04
Description
Label Text

Scene of a zeppelin dropping bombs, the image is almost entirely black, lit only in the lower left corner where there is a group of people, several figures lay on the ground while one bare-armed, faceless woman covers her ears with her hands as her hair is whipped back behind her, a dark zeppelin passes overhead, a large, dead tree with bare branches and smoke billowing behind is located in the right lower corner and is the main focus of the right half of the image.