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
  • Serbia?, 1918
  • The Kultur-Bearers
  • Where object was made: United States or Europe
  • etching
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 255 x 183 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 10 1/16 x 7 3/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 304 x 225 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 11 15/16 x 8 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 16 in
  • Museum purchase: Elmer F. Pierson Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2013.0065.06
Label Text

A soldier stands in the middle of the image while shooting a woman point-blank as she falls to the ground, several, bare-breasted women lay dead on the ground with the bodies of two children near them, at the right another soldier rapes a woman, smoke billows behind the entire scene extending up to the top of the image.