This picture shows a crowd gathered on National Day on 21 July 1916, shouting ‘Long live Belgium!’
It’s the work of Gisbert Combaz (1869-1941), a Belgian lawyer, artist and professor in the decorative arts. He was known mainly for his posters, but he also painted, made lithographic prints, designed book covers and even furniture. He is one of Belgium’s most prominent art nouveau artists.
- Full title:
- Long live Belgium!
- 21 July, 1916
- Illustration / Lithograph
- Held by:
- Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België (Bibliotheque Royale de Belgique)
- © Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België (Bibliotheque Royale de Belgique)
- Article by:
- Sophie de Schaepdrijver
- Historical debates, Civilians
Associate Professor Sophie de Schaepdrijver considers how the ‘German atrocities’ have been represented during and after World War One by both the Allied countries and Germany.