Devant les Juges. WWI Lithograph. Jean Louis Forain.

Devant les Juges. WWI Lithograph.

Paris: Ca. 1920. Limited edition. Printed lithographed numbered in pencil, caricature or war cartoon of a shackled German woman wearing a spiked soldier's helmet standing in the docket at her military tribunal. The helmet, known as "pickelhaube" was designed to reinforce an aggressive military image.

Printed signature in the print at the lower right, and on the paper to which it is tipped on. A limited edition, number 135 of 300. Text in the print reads, "Votre age, votre profession? 48 ans, Ogresse (sic)".

Forain (1852 – 1931) was a French Impressionist painter and print maker, one of the most noted on the first few decades of the 1900s. He was the most famous caricaturist of the Belle Epoque, and was influenced by the work of Daumier and Degas, a life long friend and colleague.

Print measures 22 1/4 x 15", tipped on to larger sheet. Closed tear top edge, short nick upper right corner. Very good condition. Item #24531

Price: $175.00

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