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The Crown Prince Preaches

Raemaekers, Louis, 1917, Chromolithograph
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The Crown Prince Preaches
The Crown Prince Preaches
The Crown Prince Preaches
The Crown Prince Preaches
Library Item
32904
The Crown Prince Preaches
"This cartoon, inimitable in its sardonic force, satirizes the Crown Prince's humanitarian regrets and pious 'after thoughts' in an interview, October 1916, with an American correspondent. Garbed as a Lutheran chaplain, the Crown Prince, with uplifted hands, deprecates the monstrous bloodiness of the way to Verdun, and there behind him stretches the cruel road, barred by the unfeeling enemy, a road marked by military placards contrasting the heir's sorrowful regrets with his former enthusiasm for the 'glorious game' of war."
1917
36.8 x 27.3 cm
Art and Design Library
Louis Raemaekaers' drawings are reproduced by kind permission of the Louis Raemaekers Foundation.