Crowds saying goodbye to soldiers departing for war

Description

This drawing shows crowds gathered around a train as it departs to take soldiers to war.

It is by Henry de Groux (1886-1930), a Belgian symbolist painter and sculptor. Images of the war that appeared in newspapers made a deep impression on him. 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:
Departing for war
Created:
1914-1918
Format:
Illustration / Lithograph
Creator:
Henry de Groux
Held by:
Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België (Bibliotheque Royale de Belgique)
Copyright:
© Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België (Bibliotheque Royale de Belgique)