Le dernier clou (The last nail)

Place Europe: France
Accession Number ART92975
Collection type Art
Measurement sheet: 61 x 43 cm; image: 43.2 x 30.9 cm
Object type Print
Physical description lithograph chine colle on wove paper; edition: 13/300
Maker Jonas, Lucien-Hector
Place made France: Paris
Date made 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


The last nail being hammered into a wooden effigy of General Hindenberg, signifying victory over Germany and the end of the First World War. The four soldiers represented are an Italian, a Frenchman, an American and a British soldier, showing the Triple Alliance and the enemy, represented by Hindenberg. This lithograph was reproduced in the French magazine 'Les Annales Politiques et Litteraires (No. 1880)'.

Lucien-Hector Jonas was born at Anzin in France on 8 April 1880. He studied first at Valenciennes with Layraud then went to Paris to study with A Maignan and Bonnat. He joined the Societaire des Artistes Francais in 1904 and was awarded third class medal in 1905, second class medal and a scholarship to travel in 1907, the Prix du Salon in 1911, and the second Prix de Rome and the chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur. During the First World War he produced several posters for the French government. He died in Paris in 1947. (biog. translation from Benezit, vol. 6, p. 93).

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