Illustration 'Villain! This is your work!'

Description

This drawing depicts Death showing Emperor William II a mass grave, while the emperor hides his face in his hands. There is a pile of human skulls and bones that mount to a horizon of ruins, with clouds of crows flying overhead.

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:
Illustration 'Bandit! Voilà ton œuvre!' [Villain! This is your work!] by Gisbert Combaz
Created:
1916
Format:
Illustration / Lithograph
Creator:
Gisbert Combaz
Held by:
Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België (Bibliotheque Royale de Belgique)
Copyright:
© Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België (Bibliotheque Royale de Belgique)