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Original French 11 inch x 15 1/4 inch portrait page titled LE MARECHAL FRENCH

Field Marshal John Denton Pinkstone French, 1st Earl of Ypres (1852 – 1925), known as Sir John French from 1901 to 1916, and as The Viscount French between 1916 and 1922, was a senior British Army officer. French’s most important role was as Commander-in-Chief of the British Expeditionary Force for the first year and a half of the First World War.

From the painting by Lucien Jonas (1880 – 1947). French painter. In February 1915, he was approved as the “Military Painter attached to the Army Museum”. From mission to mission, he traveled the front, from Belgium to the Vosges, then he was asked to paint portraits of military leaders, such as French (March 15, 1915) and Pershing (August 14, 1917), Foch (the day after his appointment as generalissimo). In total, seven to eight hundred oils, and nearly four thousand drawings reproduced in large numbers in L’Illustration, Annales, Lectures pour tous and in the Allied newspapers.

The page comes from the French magazine L’ILLUSTRATION, August 1915

Image size 8 1/2 inch x 11 5/8 inch

The page is in fine condition. Reverse side blank.

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