This picture shows Death, depicted as a commander, on the turret of the German submarine that torpedoed the Lusitania. Death watches the British ship go down and the people drowning.
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 'Sans pitié' [without mercy] by Gisbert Combaz
- Illustration / Lithograph
- Gisbert Combaz
- Held by:
- Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België (Bibliotheque Royale de Belgique)
- © Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België (Bibliotheque Royale de Belgique)