This drawing shows fat German soldiers in a butcher’s shop. The word kochonneries comes from the French word cochon, meaning pig. The correct spelling is with a c instead of a k. Both the alternative spelling and the word pig are satirical references to the Germans.
The artist Gisbert Combaz (1869-1941) was 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.