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Pour la Liberté: Fête de L'Indépendance
  • Eduardo García Benito
    1891–1981
    born: Valladolid, Spain ; active: France
  • Pour la Liberté: Fête de L'Indépendance, 1917–1918
  • Where object was made: France
  • color lithograph, pochoir, letterpress
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 321 x 249 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 12 5/8 x 9 13/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 474 x 324 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 18 11/16 x 12 3/4 in
  • Gift of Professor Eric Gustav Carlson
  • Not on display
  • 2014.0209
Description

The main title is printed at the top of the page is the main title and below the image there is the subtitle and explanatory text. In the center is a rectangular image of a standing soldier, possibly identified as American, in very large scale, occupying most of the image and carrying a bayonetted gun in his hands. The figure is beige with white highlights. He stands at the front of a steam ship that is small in scale. Behind the soldier on the facing right is another smaller figure, identified as George Washington, and a very large American flag. On the lower facing right corner is a silhouette of the Statue of Liberty with a spotlight shining from the torch, illuminating a large section of the print.