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A German Artist and Print Maker

Jägertrichter (Vimy)

Year: 1917

Description: In preparation for the Battle of Vimy Ridge, Allied mining companies tunneled under German positions and laid multi-thousand pound mines. Their intent was to destroy fortifications before the assault. Large explosives opened huge craters that were incorporated into the military landscape. His intentions aside, the crater resembles some human anatomy. Gouache on brown paper.

Provenance: Private gallery

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  • Sabrina Sohn

    I was wondering if the subject matter himself commissioned the artist to draw the doctor or not? thanks