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Le Premier des Poilus!
  • Henri Boutet
    1851–1919
    died: Paris, France ; active: France
  • Le Premier des Poilus!, 1914–1918
  • Autour de la Guerre
  • Where object was made: France
  • lithograph, pencil, colored pencil
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 556 x 450 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 21 7/8 x 17 11/16 in
  • Gift of Professor Eric Gustav Carlson
  • Not on display
  • 2014.0268
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

In the center is a large figure of a man with a thick white mustache, holding a cane behind his back and walking forward. He wears a black jacket and vest and a dark colored hat. In the background is a scene of uniformed soldiers who appear to be waving at the central figure.
In the bottom facing left corner is a Remarque hand drawn in pencil and possibly colored pencil of a soldier wearing a blue uniform and a helmet and facing away from the viewer.