Long live Belgium!

Description

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!
Created:
21 July, 1916
Format:
Illustration / Lithograph
Held by:
Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België (Bibliotheque Royale de Belgique)
Copyright:
© Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België (Bibliotheque Royale de Belgique)

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