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A German Artist and Print Maker

Transporting the Wounded in Houthulst Forest
Verwundetentransport im Houthulster Wald

Year: 1924


In the First World War, the automobile was put to work as an ambulance. Trains and steam ships carried wounded to home-front hospitals. Despite such advances, a wounded man often relied on comrades to get him off the field.

Provenance: Der Krieg; #47
Museum of Modern Art
New York, NY

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  • Sabrina Sohn

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