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Catalog Number PAP.Green.1961.037
Title II a porte comme Lui sa croix jusqu'au Calvaire
Artist Jonas, Lucien, 1880-1947
Date n.d.
Description View of deceased officer at the foot of a crucifix; two soldiers are carrying another man (with his eyes wide open) in the left foreground; a priest is praying, while another officer is standing with his head bowed in the right foreground; dead trees are in the center and right background; scene takes place during World War I; a remarque is in the lower left of a priest leaning against a tree with his arm in a sling and clutching a cross
Object Name Print
Material Ink; Medium Weight Paper
Technique Lithograph
Dimensions H-65.5 W-41.3 cm
Credit line Gift of Beatrice Greenough
Provenance 1961, December 15 - Gift of Beatrice Greenough

The Greenough Estate Collection, including 25 cartons of books and over thirty prints and drawings, was given to the Redwood Library on December 15, 1961 by Beatrice Goelet Greenough (1908-1984) soon after the death of her only child, Gabrielle Ladd (1936-1960). Beatrice was the daughter of William Greenough (1874-1949) and Charlotte Warren (1885-1954) who collected most of the artwork herself. Charlotte was assisted by her father, Whitney Warren, who had donated a scrapbook of his architectural drawings to the Redwood Library.

Beatrice Greenough of Prescott Farm, a Portsmouth, RI resident for many years, died 24 April,1984. She left an uncle, Whitney Warren of San Francisco and two cousins, Michael Lloyd Reeves of Newport and Reginald Reeves of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.
Signed Name LJonas 1917
Signed Name Location Lower Right
Additional Inscriptions and Marks lower right, in pencil: 1/256 || LJonas
Inscription Location Below Print
Inscriptions and Marks lower left: LJ || II a porte comme Lui sa croix jusqu'au Calvaire
lower right: LJonas 1917 || Exemplaires limités-Danthor
Collection Works on Paper - Greenough Collection
People Greenough, Beatrice, 1908-1984
Jonas, Lucien, 1880-1947
Notes [not listed on original inventory].
Related Publications Grandes vertus franc¸aises: album de 24 lithographies de Lucien Jonas : patriotisme, abne´gation, de´vouement, re´signation, 1914-1916. Paris: Vallet & Le Prince.

Wilson, Louis N. 1918. The War Collection at Clark University Library Vol. 6. Worcester, Mass: Clark Univ. Press. 28-29
"Lucien-Hector Jonas is as famous in war pictures as Raemaekers is in war cartoons. Born at Anzin, France, in 1880, he first studied art with Layraud at Valenciennes, and afterwards at Paris with Maignan and Bonnat. (Societaire des Artistes Frangais since 1904, Medal of the third class in 1905, of the second class and Bourse de Voyage in 1907; Prix National du Salon in 1911). He is now one of the three official artists with the French armies, the other two being Frangois Flameng and Georges Scott. He is perhaps best known in the United States by his volumes of admirable sketches from the Front, of which we have: "Les Armees de L'Est, Mars-Avril 1915;" "Armee Anglaise, Juin 1915;" "Verdun, Mars-Avril 1916." He has brought out the cruelty of the Germans in some of the most beautiful lithographs that have appeared on war subjects. We have tried to get a complete set of these pictures, but without success. We have here, however, 28 of them and they are well worth careful study: .... || Dead officer at the foot of a crucifix, and the words: "II a porte comme Lui sa croix jusqu'au Calvaire"