This is a famous print by Karl RÖSSING (1897-1987 ) done in 1947, just after the end of WWII.
RÖSSING had been a harsh newspaper caricaturist in Germany since the 1920s, and it is obviously as a non supporter of the Nazi rule, that he lived through the tragedy of the war.
His 1947 artistic testimonies are particularly precious to us today.
This scene is from Rossing's "Apocalypse" portfolio of woodcuts and shows the War at sea, with the Beast of the Apocalypse reigning over the waters.
The Beast is really impressive and frightening with its spotted fur, its three horned heads wearing crowns, one with binoculars, and tongues sticking out.
In the distance what looks like a submarine periscope and a light aircraft to land troops and equipment.
An amazing piece which will bring intensity to any decor.
Except if you prefer otherwise, the artwork comes matted.
Image Length: 7 1/4". Width: 4 3/4". (18.5 cm) by ( 12 cm)
Matt Length: 11 3/4". Width: 9 1/2". ( 27.5 cm) by ( 24 cm)
CONDITION: In very good condition. No damage.
Will be shipped "Registered" from Paris, (very safe!) including insurance and signature at delivery
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Item ID: 2038pnt
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