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The Triumph of Democracy: P.14925-R(10)

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Titles

The Triumph of Democracy
The Great War: Britain's Efforts and Ideals

Maker(s)

Rothenstein, William (Printmaker)
Ministry of Information (Publisher)
After Rothenstein, William (Draughtsman)

Description

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'.

Notes

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.'

Legal notes

Given by the Ministry of Information, 1919

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

20th-century
Production date: AD 1917

Note

Printed in five colours: blue, green, orange, yellow, black (brown created by multiple layerings of orange and green and the paper support left blank to stand for white tones). Blindstamp of Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom (George V) as used by HM Government at lower left.

School or Style

British

Techniques used in production

Lithography

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.14925-R(10)
Primary reference Number: 239824
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 9 January 2020 Updated: Monday 24 February 2020 Last processed: Monday 29 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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