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Lucien Jones was born in 1880 and died in 1947. He was one of the most prolific Great War illustrators, mobilized in December of 1914 and in February of 1915 he was awarded the position of "Military Painter for the Museum of the Army" in Paris. He traveled extensively along the front lines throughout the war and produced thousands of drawings, oil paintings, charcoals, and sketches. He traveled from Belgium to the Vosges, then he was asked to do portraits of military commanders such as Pershing and Foch. His work appeared in L'Illustrations, Les Annales, Lectures pour tous, and in Allied newspapers. Many of his pieces are on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and at the museum of Fort de la Pompelle near Reims. One book has a hand drawn and colored cover titled "Verdun: Mars-Avril 1916" and features original charcoals, drawings, and watercolors of commanders, the front lines, and scenes around Verdun. The second album shows is titled on the front "Les Armees De L'Est" or the Eastern Army and front. This sketchbook also contains many original sketches and charcoals of commanding officers of several armies and scenes from the front. The other two are mostly reproduced images drawn by Jones, one is of the English Army, the other is Northern Belgium. All are in very good condition with some creases on pages, foxing, losses around edges, and some minor staining. This is a unique and complete group of WWI sketches by a well known battlefield artist.

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Lot of 4: WWI Battlefield Art or Sketch Books by French

Estimate $1,800 - $2,500Nov 3, 2017