Untitled WW1 political cartoon by Georges Villa

Untitled WW1 political cartoon by Georges Villa

Untitled WW1 political cartoon

Georges Villa

Title

Untitled WW1 political cartoon

 
Artist

Georges Villa

  1883 - 1965 (biography)
Year
1905  
Technique
black ink with reddish watercolor wash 
Image Size
9 3/4 x 6 1/4" " image 
Signature
upper right 
Edition Size
 
Annotations
poem in French upper right and lower left; dated: 26 mi 1905 
Reference
 
Paper
heavy cream wove 
State
 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
8466 
Price
$400.00 
Description
It appears that Villa is depicting the Russian bear kicking the British Navy while the Japanese navy (with a laughing rising sun) heads toward the Tsushima Strait on May 26, 1905. In the following 2 days, May 27-29, in a battle in the Tsushima Straits, Admiral Togo Heihachiro's main Japanese fleet destroyed the Russian Baltic Fleet, which was commanded by Admiral Z.P. Rozhestvensky. From a San Francisco estate which included a number of items related to General d'Osnobichine, who was also an artist. Georges Villa (1883-1965) was a French illustrator, painter, printmaker and noted charicaturist.