Wittgenstein the Soldier
- Part Of:
- Screen print on white 133 lbs. H.P. J. Green wove paper
- 38 × 26 inches (96.5 × 66 cm) and 30 1/2 × 21 7/8 inches (77.5 × 55.6 cm)
Inscribed in graphite, lower left: "36/65'" Image includes the words: 'At the outbreak of the war, Wittgenstien entered the Austrian | army as a volunteer, although he had been exempted | He served first on a vessel on the | Vistula and later in an artillery workshop in Cracow. In 1915 | he was ordered to Olmtiz, in Moravia, to be trained as an officer. | As previously mentioned, he fought on the East front. | In 1918 he was transferred to the South front. Upon the collapse | of the Austro-Hungarian army in November, he was taken | prisoner by the Italians. It was not until August if the follow- | ing year that he could return to Austria. During the major part | of his captivity he was in a prison camp near Monte Casino | in south Italy. | When Wittgenstein was captured he had in his rucksack the | manuscript of his Logisch-philosopiche Abhanlung. | AUGUST 1964'
Blind embossed chop mark: "ea"
Signed and dated in graphite, lower right: "Eduardo Paolozzi 1965"
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
- Copyright Status:
- Under Copyright
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Eduardo Paolozzi, 1924–2005, British, Wittgenstein the Soldier, 1965