'The Barbarians Take the Slaves' - a train transporting forced labourers


This drawing shows a departing train with forced labourers onboard, guarded by German soldiers armed with bayonets. A helpless crowd is watching the scene with hostility.

It is by Gisbert Combaz (1869-1941), a Belgian lawyer, artist and professor of the decorative arts. He was known mainly for his posters, but he also painted, made lithographic prints, designed book covers and even made furniture. He is one of Belgium’s most prominent art nouveau artists.

Full title:
The barbarians take the slaves
Illustration / Lithograph
Gisbert Combaz
Held by:
Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België (Bibliotheque Royale de Belgique)
© Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België (Bibliotheque Royale de Belgique)

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