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Carlos Schwabe or Schwab (1866-1926), ''The War'', rare chalk lithograph on wove paper, 1915, monogrammed ''CS'' (ligatured) in pencil lower right. Born in Hamburg-Altona, Carlos Schwabe became a Swiss citizen in 1888ahmt From 1884 he worked mainly in Paris, where he moved in the circles of the Symbolists, but returned to Switzerland several times and participated in exhibitions in Geneva and Paris. In 1900 he designed illustrations for Charles Baudelaire's ''Les Fleurs du Mal''. He illustrates the poem ''Le Tonneau de la Haine'' with a Medusa. He uses this composition again in the second year of the war, 1915, replacing the Gorgon with a young woman wearing a German pickelhaube. Tear in right margin backed outside of illustration, 25.7 x 18.7 cm, sheet dimensions 32 x 25 cm.

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