Le rève du poilu (French infantryman)

Place Europe: France
Accession Number ART92962
Collection type Art
Measurement sheet: 52 cm x 37.1 cm; image: 31.8 x 22.6 cm
Object type Print
Physical description lithograph on paper
Maker Abel-Truchet, Louis
Place made France: Paris
Date made 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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A French infantryman in a trench in France during the First World War is dreaming of being reunited with his wife and daughter. In the background are fields and houses. In the margin lower right the artist has drawn a miniature portrait of the face of the French soldier showing his relief and contentment. Louis Abel-Truchet was born at Versailles, France, in 1857, and died in action on the Western Front on 9 September 1918. He was a well known French painter, etcher and lithographer who studied in Paris with two highly renowned teachers, Jules Lefebvre and Benjamin Constant. He began exhibiting at the Paris Salons about 1891.

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