John Heartfield
Solar Eclipse over the ‘Liberated’ Rhine 1930

Artwork details

Artist
John Heartfield 1891–1968
Title
Solar Eclipse over the ‘Liberated’ Rhine
Sonnenfinsternis am "Befreiten" Rhein
Date 1930
Medium Magazine
Dimensions Image: 377 x 280 mm
Collection
From the David King Collection
On short term loan
Reference
X39275

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German troops were excluded from the Rhineland for fifteen years under the terms of the post-war Treaty of Versailles of 1919. Here President Hindenburg congratulates Prime Minister Carl Otto Braun (‘Well parried, dear Braun!’) for negotiating the withdrawal of the occupying Allied troops five years early.

February 2016

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