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Souscrivez a l'emprunt de la libération

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    France (printed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1914-18 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Carlu, Jacques, born 1890 - died 1976 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed poster

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Michael Diamond in memory of his wife

  • Museum number:

    E.841-2014

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MM, shelf 14

Physical description

French WWI war bonds poster for 'Société Marseillaise de Crédit', depicting Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle (also spelled de l'Isle) singing La Marseillaise on the battlefield. In the background are lines of uniformed soldiers marching with rifles, the first two visibly singing, and a tattered tricolour flag. Signed on the plate by the artist and lettered with a quote by Georges Clemenceau.

Place of Origin

France (printed)

Date

ca. 1914-18 (printed)

Artist/maker

Carlu, Jacques, born 1890 - died 1976 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Printed poster

Marks and inscriptions

SOCIÉTÉ MARSEILLAISE DE CRÉDIT 4, RUE AUBER. PARIS 75, RUE PARADIS. MARSEILLE A L'APPEL DE ROUGET DE L'ISLE
Lettered in red and black at the top of the sheet

Souscrivez a l'emprunt de la libération
Subscribe to the Liberation Loan
Lettered in black towards the foot of the sheet

Allons donc enfants de la Patrie allez achever de libérer les peuples des dernières fureurs de la force immonde (G.Clemenceau) DEVAMBEZ_PARIS Visa 12,498
So come along children of the Country, go and finish freeing the peoples from the final furies of the vile force
Lettered in light blue at the foot of the page

Dimensions

Height: 118 cm, Width: 79.5 cm

Object history note

Rouget de Lisle (1760-1836) was a French army officer during the Revolutionary Wars. He is known for writing the words and music of the 'Chant de guerre pour l'armée du Rhin' in 1792. This would later become popularly known as 'La Marseillaise', becoming the French national anthem in 1795. The stance of Rouget de Lisle in the poster echoes the painting by Isidore Pils entitled 'Rouget de l’Isle chantant La Marseillaise' (1849), which is in the collections of the Musée historique de Strasbourg.

Descriptive line

French WWI war bonds poster by Jacques Carlu for 'Société Marseillaise de Crédit' depicting Claude Joseph Rouget de l'Isle. France, ca. 1914-18.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Printing

Subjects depicted

Patriotism; Rifles; Soldiers; Armies; Flags; Battles; Wars

Categories

War; Posters; Printed pages & sheets

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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