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The Triumph of Democracy

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  • Portfolio. The Triumph of Democracy. The Great War: Britain's Efforts and Ideals: The Ideals. Portfolio of 12 prints. Rothenstein, William (British, 1872-1945). Ministry of Information. An allegorical representation of the end of war: at far left, two women stand behind a British soldier who has captured a German soldier ('TYRANNY'), his head bowed in defeat. At the centre, a second British soldier hands a fair-haired child ('HOPE') to a woman dressed in white (Peace) who holds out her arms to him. Two working men ('DEMOCRACY'), their chains of bondage broken stand at far right. Words are printed in black below the image: 'WHILE DEMOCRACY IS UNCHAINED, TYRANNY IS BOUND & FROM THE TRENCHES IS BROUGHT THE HOPE OF FRUITFUL SERVICE FOR ALL'. Contained along with 12 lithographs inside a large portfolio of brown paper. A large sheet with a central, red-printed rectangular box containing the stamp of the Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom (George V) as used by HM Government followed by the title, 'THE GREAT WAR: / BRITAIN'S EFFORTS / AND IDEALS / shown in a series of lithographic prints' / THE IDEALS / 1. FRANK BRANGWYN ... 12. EDMUND J. SULLIVAN'. The capital 'A' printed at lower left is the insignia of the printers of the series, The Avenue Press. This is also seen on the label affixed to the mounts. The central box of the title page is pasted onto the front flap of the portfolio. Lithography, 1917.
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