- Museum number
Object: Defence against Aggression (England and France 1914)
Series: The Great War: Britain's Efforts and Ideals
Plate 5: England and France as two allegorical medieval figures amongst flowers, England kneeling, drawing sword to defend against the approaching German Imperial eagle. 1916?
Colour lithograph, printed on pale beige paper
- Production date
- 1916 (?)
Height: 635 millimetres
Width: 436 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The figure of France is inspired by a lithograph after Puvis de Chavanne's painting, The Carrier Pigeon, published around 1870 in support of the Red Cross (information from Margaret Bear).
Impressions of the print were shown as follows: Fine Arts Society, 1917; Central School of Art, London, W R Lethaby exhibition, 1984; Central St Martin's, London, Making their Mark, 2000; Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, F.Ernest Jackson and his School, 2000; Central St Martin's, London, Lethaby, 2007.
For another impression of this print, see 1918,0713.84.
For the series of which this is a part, see 1918,0713.80.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1984 London, Central St Martin's School of Art, W.R.Lethaby
2000 Sept-Nov, London, Central St Martin's, Making their Mark
2007 Sep-Oct, London, Central St Martin's, Lethaby
- Associated events
- Associated Event: First World War 1914-1918
- Acquisition date
- Prints and Drawings
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