The trench

Illustration/Lithograph

Description

English

This is an etching of a trench filled with dead soldiers. It is the work of Henry de Groux (1886-1930), a Belgian symbolist painter and sculptor. Images of the war in the 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.

Dutch

Ets van een loopgraaf vol dode soldaten.

Henry de Groux was een Belgisch symbolistisch schilder en beeldhouwer. Beelden van de oorlog die in de kranten verschenen, maakten op hem een diepe indruk en zetten hem ertoe aan een reeks van tekeningen, etsen en lithografische afdrukken over de wreedheden van de oorlog te maken.

French

Eau-forte représentant une tranchée remplie de soldats morts.

Henry de Groux était un peintre et sculpteur symboliste belge. Profondément touché par les images de guerre parues dans les journaux, il consacra une série de dessins, eaux-fortes et lithographies aux ravages de la guerre.

Full title
The trench
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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