German WWI Propaganda Poster

Englands Absicht. Geschlossen Wegen Mangel an Arbeit. [England’s Intention: Closed due to Lack of Work.]

Berlin-Schöneberg: Vereinigte Kunst-Institute A.-G. vorm. Otto Troitzsch, ca. 1918. Original, vintage lithographic poster. Text in German. Printed in yellow, grey and black. 950 × 700 mm. Folded. Right and lower edges chipped, with tears affecting the print area. Small damages along foldings. Restored on the verso. Overall in very good condition.

Original, vintage lithographic WWI propaganda poster by the German painter and graphic artist, Egon Tschirch.

The poster shows a queue of workers outside a closed down factory, three of them lying on the ground, and a woman breastfeeding her baby and holding her head in her hands in despair. The poster's title and the text reads on the factory wall: England’s Intention: Closed due to Lack of Work.

Egon Tschirch (1889–1945) was a German painter and graphic artist. Fighting in World War I, he got injured several times. During his recovery, he started to make propaganda posters, leaflets and postcards for the war press office in Berlin. After the war, he moved back Rostock, where he founded the Rostock Artists Association in 1919.

Extremely scarce, WorldCat locates no copy in institutional holdings.


Price: €600.00

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