Satirical drawing by R. Ferro [Cupidity - Greed]

Description

This satirical drawing shows the hands of men from countries involved in World War One, arguing for control of the world. 28 countries fought in the war, a conflict everyone thought would be short-lived, but which lasted more than four years as empires battled to expand their borders and heighten their power.

Full title:
[Cupidigia] / R. Ferro
Created:
1916
Format:
Illustration
Creator:
R Ferro
Held by:
Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico
Copyright:
© Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico
Usage terms:
Public Domain
Shelfmark:
RML0214424

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