J.M. - A Second Volume Sketches of the War


One of two volumes consisting of 123 pen-and-ink drawings and watercolours from two volumes titled: "Sketches of the War: France/Belgium" and is dedicated in a pasted in letter: "To my Daughter Adele." The sketches vary from satirical cartoons to more detailed and naturalistic renditions. They are often accompanied by an ironic title and are often signed with the artist's initials, "J.M." The artist's satirical targets include the officers and high command of both combatant sides; the disjuncture between reported and actual events, and the death of civilians as a fact of modern warfare.

In Collection:
Creator Subject Language Date created Resource type Rights statement Extent
  • 1 volume (67 pages) ; 26 x 36.5 cm
Alternative title
  • A Second Volume Sketches of the War
  • Sketches of the War: France/Belgium
Geographic coverage Coordinates
  • 46, 2
  • 50.75, 4.5
Chronological coverage
  • 1917 to 1918
Additional physical characteristics
  • Colour illustrations in watercolour and pen and ink.
Physical repository Collection
  • JM's World War One Sketchbooks
  • Victoria to Vimy First World War Collection
  • World of Mary's Wedding Reminiscences of World War One
Provider Genre Archival item identifier
  • Accession Number: 1997-012, Vol. 02
Fonds title Fonds identifier Is referenced by Date digitized
  • February 23, 2012
Technical note
  • 600 dpi TIFFs. Metadata by KD.
  • This material may be protected by copyright. Personal use of this material is without restriction but acknowledgement of Special Collections and University Archives, University of Victoria is requested whether the use is oral, web or in print. Commercial use of any portion of this material requires permission from Special Collections and University Archives.

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