Bridge on the River Isonzo (Italy) by Max Pollak

Bridge on the River Isonzo (Italy) by Max Pollak

Bridge on the River Isonzo (Italy)

Max Pollak

Title

Bridge on the River Isonzo (Italy)

 
Artist

Max Pollak

  1886 - 1970 (biography)
Year
1917  
Technique
etching, printed in green/black ink 
Image Size
8 5/8 x 10 1/8" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
annotated "Edit. 4" 
Annotations
pencil titled and editioned lower margin; red Friedl Pollak Collection stamp in lower left sheet corner, recto.; pencil annotated "printed a 10". Stamped "Made in Austria" on verso. 
Reference
 
Paper
buff wove paper 
State
proof 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
22678 
Price
Price On Request 
Description
This appears to be a railway bridge over the Isonzo (now Soca) River--which runs through Italy and present-day Slovenia--which was destroyed in one of the twelve Battles of the Isonzo that took place between 1915 and 1917 during World War I. Pollak was an appointed painter for the Austrian Army at the time and created several images depicting the fallout of war.