Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • John Vondrous
    born: Chotusice, Bohemia (present-day Czech Republic) ; died: Prague, Czechoslovakia (present-day Czech Republic) ; active: United States
  • Belgium, 1918
  • The Kultur-Bearers
  • Where object was made: United States or Europe
  • etching
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 254 x 181 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 10 x 7 1/8 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
  • 2013.0065.05
Label Text

German soldiers occupying a city, apparently Mechelen, billowing clouds of smoke in the background, a group of soldiers stands in the foreground, the style is loose and not sharply defined, soldiers in the middle are lighter in tone, the lower left corner depicts women huddling on the ground from a soldier threatening them with gun and bayonet.