|Place||Oceania: Australia, New South Wales, Sydney|
|Measurement||sheet: 50 x 32.7 cm; image: 40.8 x 28.6 cm (irregular)|
|Object type||Work on paper|
|Physical description||carbon pencil and wash heightened with white gouche on paper|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright
The Kaiser's burnt offering to the war god
Illustration depicting the burning bodies of the German dead being offered by the Kaiser, who stands warming himself at the flames, to the German War-God. The War-God stands enormous in the background overlooking what is being offered to him.
The illustration is part of a series of war cartoons that Norman Lindsay generated during the First World War. Lindsay's wartime illustrations tended to be apocalyptic rather than satirical; representing the eternal forces of good against those of evil.