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Creator:
Print made by John Copley, 1875–1950, British
Title:
Recruits
Date:
1915
Medium:
Lithograph on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream antique laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 19 7/8 x 25 13/16 inches (50.5 x 65.6 cm) and Image: 14 1/8 x 16 11/16 inches (35.9 x 42.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, upper left: "23/5"; inscribed in graphite in artist's hand, lower right below image (after signature): "imp"; inscribed in graphite, lower left: "Recruits."

Watermarked, upper center: "FJH" (text upside down); watermarked, center right: image of a unicorn (oriented vertically downwards)

not lettered

Signed in graphite, lower center below image: "John Copley imp"; not dated

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
© The Estate of John Copley
Accession Number:
B1987.21.14
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
armed forces | army | crowd | dark | drafts | formal | hats | line | men | military art | monochrome | queue | recruits | sacrifice | shadows | soldiers | solemn | suits | ties | war | World War, 1914-1918 | youth
Access:
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Exhibition History:
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John Copley 1875-1950 (Yale Center for British Art, 1990-02-06 - 1990-04-01)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:2721
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