Pierre Chatillon (1885-1974), Swiss illustrator. [German High Command during the Great War] Hindenbourg [sic], on Kronprinz, Tirpitz [and the generals] Below, Bernstorff, Linsingen, Moltke, Bissing, and Woyrsch. Series of 9 captioned and signed portraits-charges, no date [1914-1918], no place. Pencil drawings, charcoal and watercolor on strong paper. Dimension : 45 x 29 cm.
Pierre Chatillon’s production was very successful during the war and was published in several countries. The artist, while he was mobilized in the Swiss army, was convicted in 1915 to a prison sentence by a federal military court for the publication of a cartoon depicting William II as a butcher, the blood-stained apron (“The Envoy of God”). After the war, Chatillon pursued a career as a press cartoonist in Geneva, while painting landscapes.
A few tiny spots and marginal tears without lack and without damage to the drawing. (Hindenbourg and the Kronprinz are marginally strengthened at the back, and Bissing presents a small marginal tear without damage to the portrait).
4 500 €