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La Coeur de l'Amerique (The Heart of America)
  • Eduardo García Benito
    born: Valladolid, Spain ; active: France
  • La Coeur de l'Amerique (The Heart of America), 1917–1918
  • Where object was made: France
  • line block (photomechanical relief print), pochoir, letterpress
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 250 x 410 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 13/16 x 16 1/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 368 x 472 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 1/2 x 18 9/16 in
  • Gift of Professor Eric Gustav Carlson
  • Not on display
  • 2014.0217

Print of a hospital scene. On the facing right side there is a man lying on a cot, wearing a blue coat,wrapped in a gray blanket and with white bandages on his head. A nurse wearing a blue cape over a white uniform kneals next to him and holds a white cup next to his mouth. At either end of the cot is a male figure in a tan uniform wearing a white armband with a red cross on it. On the facing left side is another nurse dressed in blue and white standing next to a table the has small white cups on it and she holds a pitcher in her hands. In the background there is a gray truck with a large red cross on the side and the marks "M. 1633 U.S." and there is another man in a tan uniform who is reaching inside the back.