This is a lithograph depicting a group of soldiers and a wounded man being carried on a stretcher, by the Belgian symbolist painter and sculptor Henry de Groux (1886-1930).
Images of the war that appeared in newspapers made a deep impression on de Groux. The things he saw and his own experiences urged him to create a series of drawings, etchings and lithographic prints about the atrocities of the conflict.
- Full title:
- The bloody cortège
- Illustration / Lithograph
- Henry de Groux
- Held by:
- Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België (Bibliotheque Royale de Belgique)
- © Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België (Bibliotheque Royale de Belgique)
- Article by:
- Paul Gough
- Representation and memory
Professor Paul Gough introduces British and Belgian artists of World War One, from Henry de Groux and his eyewitness responses to the Belgian invasion, to the later generation of British artists who transformed their frontline experiences into abstract, modernist artworks.
- Article by:
- Julie Anderson
- Race, empire and colonial troops, Life as a soldier
World War One created thousands of casualties from physical wounds, illness, and emotional trauma. Dr Julie Anderson reflects on the subsequent impact on the role of doctors and nurses, and the medical treatment, organisation and new technologies that they employed.