Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Pour La Belle Terre de France
  • Eduardo García Benito
    1891–1981
    born: Valladolid, Spain ; active: France
  • Pour La Belle Terre de France, 1914–1918
  • Where object was made: France
  • line block (photomechanical relief print), pochoir, letterpress
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 228 x 401 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 x 15 13/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 316 x 426 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 12 7/16 x 16 3/4 in
  • Gift of Professor Eric Gustav Carlson
  • Not on display
  • 2014.0213
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

In the foreground are several agricultural workers who are tieing bundles of wheat. There are two male workers and two female workers wearing brightly colored clothing. Two of the figures in the foreground are waving to soldiers who are marching through the fields and the soldiers are waving back. In the background is a train filled with more soldiers and artillery passing through fields with haystacks. The women are wearing turquoise and pink clothing and the outlines of the figures in the image are done in purple.