Hover over the painting to magnify (there may be an initial delay while the magnified image is loaded)
£3,750 / €4,463 / US$5,025(i)The Euro and Dollar prices shown are approximate: the actual cost when paying with any currency other than GBP will be displayed on the Paypal checkout page.
Rene George Hermann-Paul (1864-1940):
Novembre 1914 - Calendrier de la Guerre (1ère année – août 1914-juillet 1915)
Framed (ref: 7287)
Woodcut, unique proof before colouring, 1st state
13 x 9 in. (33.3 x 23 cm)
Published by Librarie Lutetia [A. Ciavarri, Directeur]
Yser is one of the most evocative images from the set includes twelve colored woodcuts each representing a month of the first year of the Great War from August 1914 until July 1915.
Each month is represented by a place, a battle or an event such as mobilization. Women figure prominently in most of these images.
The Battle of the Yser took place in October 1914 between the towns of Nieuwpoort and Diksmuide along a 35-kilometre long stretchof the Yser river. The front line was held by a large Belgian force which succeeded in halting the German advance, though only after
heavy losses. After two months of defeats and retreats, the Battle of Yser finally halted the invasion that gave Germans control of over 95% of Belgian territory. Victory in the battle allowed Belgium to retain control of a tiny part of its territory making King Albert aBelgian national hero and sustaining national pride.
Exhibited: The Great War, Morley College, Sept./Oct. 2014, Cat.no. 28
Literature: Llewellyn, Sacha, The Great War, As Recorded through the Fine and Popular Arts, Liss Fine Art, 2014, page 41.