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War 5 1/2% Loan

A work made of color lithograph on paper.

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  • A work made of color lithograph on paper.

Date:

1914/17

Artist:

Yankovsky
Russian, 20th century

About this artwork

Much like the image Saint George (Bringer of Victories) from the series War: Mystical Images of War by Natalia Goncharova, this war-bond poster transforms the immediately recognizable figure of Saint George into a modern icon of warfare, wedding a mystical religious past with the deadly industrial present. The poster implores: “Our valiant army, sacrificing blood for the motherland fulfills its sacred duty. Let us fulfill ours—subscribe for the loan.”

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Yankovsky

Title

War 5 1/2% Loan

Origin

Russia

Date

Published 1914–1917

Medium

Color lithograph on paper

Dimensions

599 × 500 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. Robertson

Reference Number

1919.1074

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