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Curieux Combats dans les Tranchées
  • Eduardo García Benito
    1891–1981
    born: Valladolid, Spain ; active: France
  • Curieux Combats dans les Tranchées, 1914–1918
  • La Grande Guerre
  • Where object was made: Paris, France
  • woodcut, letterpress, pochoir
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 210 x 300 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 1/4 x 11 13/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 319 x 409 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 12 9/16 x 16 1/8 in
  • Gift of Professor Eric Gustav Carlson
  • Not on display
  • 2014.0189
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

A battle scene with two men in the foreground dressed in blue coats with red pants and gray boots. Each man is holding a long white stick in each hand and appear to be using them as levers to move a very large, wide-barreled cannon. Behind them are two more men in gray and black coats standing next to another wide barreled cannon that has gray, pink and white smoke coming out of the end. In the far background there are lines of soldiers with bayonets and a large home or other building in the distance. On the facing left of the background, two men in long blue coats stand next to a large black spotlight.

The series title "La Grande Guerre" is printed at the top of the page and the image title and descriptive text are printed at the bottom of the page.