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Maurice Barrès L'ecridan Patriote
  • Guy Arnoux
    born: Paris, France ; died: Paris, France ; active: France
  • Maurice Barrès L'ecridan Patriote, 1914–1918
  • Where object was made: Paris, France
  • line block (photomechanical relief print), pochoir
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 353 x 283 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 7/8 x 11 1/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 502 x 324 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 19 3/4 x 12 3/4 in
  • Gift of Professor Eric Gustav Carlson
  • Not on display
  • 2014.0153

In the center is a man wearing a dark suit with a jacket and cuffs decorated with a vegetal pattern. In his proper right hand he holds a black, feathered hat at his hip. In his proper left hand he holds a cane and a red book. On his proper left side he also has a thin sword hanging from his waist. In the background facing left is a group of soldiers carrying a French flag with holes in it. Behind the group of soldiers is a series of churches above which is labeled "Les Eglises de France". On the facing right side is the word "METZ" and below is a schematic city. Surrounding the image is a vegetal border pattern on a yellow background with the French flag entwined around the vines.