Les Joies du Poilu [The Pleasures of the Poilu], set of 6
Framed (ref: 6109)
Series of six humorous images of les 'poilus' (French soldiers) on leave
Provenance: Private Collection
Exhibited: 'Terrain & Conflict: Repercussions', Young Gallery, Salisbury, November 10, 2018 - December 29, 2018
Literature: En Guerre, French Illustrators and World War 1, Neil Harris and Teri J. Edelstein, The University of Chicago Library, 2014.
Printed by Le Nouvel Essor, Paris
Abadie-Landel's set of images are inspired by the 19th century tradition of the 'images d'Epinal', prints on popular subjects rendered in bright sharp colours.