La Guerre an XXe Siecle

Catalogue number
  • Art.IWM BUTE 160
Art and Popular Design
Subject period
  • Support: laid paper
  • medium: etching
  • medium: drypoint
  • Support: Height 359 mm, Width 273 mm
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  • object category: print
Gift of the 5th Marquess of Bute, 1951

Object description

image: The Kaiser sits centrally in the gloom of a laboratory; covered in a large cape and wearing a pickelhaube, he sits hunched in a chair, his hands on his knees, staring at the work bench. At his feet, beneath his top-boots lies a sabre, only the massive hilt of which can be seen. On the bench, with a retort in the foreground a chemical experiment is in progress. By the site of the bench, to the right of the composition, two cylinders lean against the wall, marked 'Acide Prussique'. The composition is surmounted by the title, roughly etched in upper and lower case.


signed J C B lower left in plate, J C Bougonnier 1915 11/45 lower right below image pencil

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