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The Restoration of Alsace-Lorraine to France
The Great War: Britain's Efforts and Ideals


Printmaker: Greiffenhagen, Maurice
Publisher: Ministry of Information
Draughtsman: Greiffenhagen, Maurice (After)




The figure of 'Marianne', the national symbol of the French Republic, stands at the centre armed with a sword and clothed in the tricolour flag which she wraps protectively around the two female figures representing the regions of Alsace and Lorraine who cling to her in relief. A fire rages in the background to the left.


History note: From the printed Annual Report, 1919: 'A collection of sixty-six large lithographic prints by Muirhead Bone, Eric Kennington, George Clausen, R.A., Frank Brangwyn, A.R.A., C.R.W. Nevinson, William Rothenstein, Charles Pears, Claude Shepperson, A.S. Hartrick, and other artists, illustrating The Great War: Britain's Efforts and Ideals, have been received from the Ministry of Information, under whose auspices these splendid lithographs were made.'

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Given by the Ministry of Information, 1919

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Method of acquisition: Given (1919) by Ministry of Information


20th Century
Production date: AD 1917


Printed in three colours: black, red and blue (with the pale tones of the paper support standing for 'white' in the representation of the national colours of France). Signed and dated on the stone at upper right: 'MAURICE / GREIFFFENHAGEN / 1917'. Blindstamp of Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom (George V) as used by HM Government at lower left corner.

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Accession number: P.14925-R(4)
Primary reference Number: 239818
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Created: Thursday 9 January 2020 Updated: Wednesday 11 January 2023 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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