Jonas, Lucien: Liberation Loan 1918.
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Jonas, Lucien: Liberation Loan 1918.

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Lucien Jonas' Liberation Loan of is an exultant harbinger of the end of the war. After the widespread army mutiny of 1917 French poster artists sought to reassure the public.  The war loan poster suggests that poilus were aided by the Allies but were also protected by the miraculous intenvention of Marianne, the symbol of the Frenh nation.  The artist pictures Marianne showering a charging Allied trio with bank notes and coins, contributions from the war loan drives. The somber colors of the uniforms stands in sharp contrast to the radiant aura surrounding  Marianne. Jonas was one of the best Frenh artists, his delicate line is very distinctive. Hard to find. 47x32 near mint, conservation backed.