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In a Military Hospital

Print
ca. 1917 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

General Description: Russian broadsheet attacking the Church and the Monarchy. Lettered in Cyrillic script with the artist's name, caption, and text. Stamped on the back in cyrillic

Russian broadsheet attacking the Church and the Monarchy. Lettered in Cyrillic script with the artist's name, caption, and text. Stamped on the back in cyrillic.

Inscription Content: The Atheist, Sovitskaya place 3 tel 1.99.62 Price 5 kopeks


Object details

Category
Object type
TitleIn a Military Hospital
Materials and techniques
Colour lithograph
Physical description
General Description: Russian broadsheet attacking the Church and the Monarchy. Lettered in Cyrillic script with the artist's name, caption, and text. Stamped on the back in cyrillic

Russian broadsheet attacking the Church and the Monarchy. Lettered in Cyrillic script with the artist's name, caption, and text. Stamped on the back in cyrillic.

Inscription Content: The Atheist, Sovitskaya place 3 tel 1.99.62 Price 5 kopeks
Dimensions
  • Height: 35.9cm
  • Width: 27cm
35.9 x 27 cm
Object history
Wounded soldiers are offered crosses by Christ, Rasputin and the Czarina. In the left hand text below, Christ addresses the Czarina and Rasputin as `righteous people' quoting the bible: Luke 6, 36 and Matthew 5, 16: "Be ye also merciful as your Father is merciful" and "So let your light shine before men so that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in Heaven". In the right hand text is a criticism of the teaching and practice of Christian charity and doing good, as being one of the most hypocritical aspects of Christianity "It tries to cover up gaping ulcers of class differences with worthless gifts and alms". For other images lettered `The Atheist' see Catalogue of Prints D.MOOR E.383,384-1988
Collection
Accession number
E.386-1988

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Record createdNovember 24, 2008
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