Lot 74 of 210:
Boardman Robinson Painting of World War I  

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Digging Trenches Near Zastevna

Robinson, Boardman





Original watercolor on paper. Image approximately 23x32 cm (9x12½"). Matted and framed, overall 37x47 cm (14.5x18¼").

Original illustration from "The War in Eastern Europe" by John Reed (NY: Scribner's, 1916). Boardman Robinson (1876-1952) was a Canadian-American artist, illustrator and cartoonist. He studied at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston and later in Paris. He was staff cartoonist at the New York Tribune until 1914. In 1915 he traveled along with journalist John Reed to eastern Europe. The pair saw first-hand the effects of the European war in Russia, Serbia, Macedonia and Greece. In 1916 Reed's account of the journey was collected in a book called The War in Eastern Europe, to which Robinson contributed illustrations, including the present scene which appeared facing page 134.

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