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Les fils de fer (Barbed Wire), plate 3 from the portfolio C'est la guerre! (This is War!)

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Félix Vallotton, Les fils de fer (Barbed Wire), plate 3 from the portfolio C'est la guerre! (This is War!), 1916, woodcut on wove paper, Gift of Tom Firman, public domain, 2013.50.1d

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Title

Les fils de fer (Barbed Wire), plate 3 from the portfolio C'est la guerre! (This is War!)

Related Titles

original language: Les fils de fer

portfolio (original language): C'est la guerre!

portolfio (translated): This is War!

translated: Barbed Wire

Artist

Félix Vallotton (Swiss, 1865-1925)

Date

1916

Medium

woodcut on wove paper

Edition

86/90

Catalogue Raisonné

Vallotton-Goerg 214b

Dimensions (H x W x D)

image: 6 15/16 in x 8 7/8 in; sheet: 9 7/8 in x 13 1/4 in

Inscriptions & Markings

signature: f.vallotton, LR

edition information: 86/90, LL

Collection Area

Graphic Arts

Category

Books, Portfolios, and Manuscripts

Prints

Object Type

relief print

Culture

Swiss

Credit Line

Gift of Tom Firman

Accession Number

2013.50.1d

Copyright

public domain

Terms

barbed wire

relief printing

relief prints

wars

woodcut

woodcuts

World War I (1914-1918)

world wars

wove paper

Description

In the 1890s, Félix Vallotton achieved fame with his stylish woodcuts of Parisian life. He deployed the same elegant touch and extreme simplicity in scenes of brutal war, using a graceful arabesque line to describe scenes of violence and horror.

History
Exhibitions

2014 This is War! Graphic Arts from the Great War Portland Art Museum

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