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  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (printed)

  • Date:

    1928 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Komjáti, Julius, born 1894 - died 1958 (etcher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the artist

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case EE, shelf 228

Physical description

An etching depicting a portrait of a prisoner of war. The man is depicted in profile, seated, with his eyes closed and his hands held together in prayer.

Place of Origin

London (printed)


1928 (printed)


Komjáti, Julius, born 1894 - died 1958 (etcher)

Materials and Techniques

Etching on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Julius Komjáty 1928. London.'
Signed in ink

'V. & A.M.'
Inscribed in ink


Height: 10.125 in, Width: 8.0625 in

Object history note

Hungarian artist Julius Komjáti was captured by the Romanians during the First World War and imprisoned for over a year. This work depicts one of his fellow prisoners.

Descriptive line

Print by Julius Komjáti, 'Prayer', etching, London, 1928

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1928. London: HMSO, 1929





Subjects depicted

Prayer; Prisoner of war


Prints; Portraits; War; Christianity


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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