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Journée des Régions Libérées

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    France (printed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1914-18 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Leroux, Auguste, born 1871 - died 1954 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed poster

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Michael Diamond in memory of his wife

  • Museum number:

    E.842-2014

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Lithograph depicting a demobilized French soldier in civilian clothes, yet retaining his army helmet, standing in a field with a spade and a pick-axe to his right. He carries a sledgehammer in his right hand and an oversized crowing cockerel sits upon his left shoulder. Signed on the plate with the artist's name and lettered with title and caption.

Place of Origin

France (printed)

Date

ca. 1914-18 (printed)

Artist/maker

Leroux, Auguste, born 1871 - died 1954 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Printed poster

Marks and inscriptions

JOURNÉE DES RÉGIONS LIBÉRÉES
Lettered in black top left

AUGUSTE LEROUX DEVAMBEZ . IMP . PARIS
Lettered at the foot of the image

APRÈS LA VICTOIRE, AU TRAVAIL !! AIDEZ-NOUS VISA No. 16402
After victory, to work!! Help us
Lettered in brown and black at the foot of the page

Dimensions

Height: 121 cm, Width: 80 cm

Descriptive line

French WWI war bonds poster by Auguste Le Roux entitled 'Journée des Régions Libérées'. France, ca. 1914-18.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Printing

Subjects depicted

Sledgehammer; Axes; Cock; Masculinity; Moustache; Cockerel; Helmets; Spade; Soldiers; Shovel

Categories

War; Posters; Printed pages & sheets

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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