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The Kaiser's Eastern Dream

Raemaekers, Louis, 1919, Chromolithograph
The Kaiser's Eastern Dream
The Kaiser's Eastern Dream
The Kaiser's Eastern Dream
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The Kaiser's Eastern Dream
This and the three succeeding Cartoons, although not originally planned as a series, fall very aptly into one - illustrating as they do the rise and fall of one of the most ambitious hopes of world domination, a domination planned as long ago as the celebrated Cook's Tour of 1898, when the Kaiser, clad in shining armour, made his celebrated entry into Jerusalem, the portals of which were not large enough for him and his circus, but had to be specially enlarged. M. Raemaekers' suggestion of the blaze and pomp which would have accompanied the Kaiser's entry is in strong contrast to that which marked that of Sir Edmund Allenby when, on the 11th December 1917, on foot, accompanied only by his staff and the attachés of France, Italy, and the United States, he entered by the Jaffa Gate, hard by the breach made for the German Emperor's pageant."
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22.5 x 34.5 cm
Art and Design Library
Louis Raemaekaers' drawings are reproduced by kind permission of the Louis Raemaekers Foundation.