|Title||1,500,000 Belgians are Destitute in Belgium|
|Collection||Imperial War Museum: Posters of Conflict - The Visual Culture of Public Information and Counter Information|
|Printer||Crowther and Goodman, London|
|Publisher/Sponsor||National Committee for Relief in Belgium|
|Creator Date Of Birth||1868|
|Creator Date Of Death||1948|
|Concept||charities, children, advertisement, civilian suffering, women / womens work|
|Description||whole: the image occupies the whole, with the title integrated and placed across the top in black. Further text is positioned upper right and across the bottom, also in black. All are held within a red and black border.
image: Britannia stands leaning towards an emaciated woman, who kneels with her back to the viewer and with her arms around three children. In background a large cloud or pall of smoke rolls over the sea.
text: 1,500,000 BELGIANS ARE DESTITUTE IN BELGIUM[additional]
ROYAL ALBERT HALL JUNE 21ST
They must not starve.
SUPPORT THE LOCAL FUND.
Issued by The National Committee for Relief in Belgium, Trafalgar Buildings, Trafalgar Square, W.C.[additional]
PRINTED BY CROWTHER AND GOODMAN, 124 FENCHURCH ST., E.C.
|Id Number Current Accession||IWM PST 10917|
|Location Creation Site||Great Britain|
|Measurements Dimensions||975 mm x 622 mm|
|Format Series Notes||New title applied over original title, 'Belgium Night'. See PST 10914, PST 10915 and PST 10916.|
|Event||WW1 British Home Front|
|Related Country||Great Britain GB, Belgium BE|
|Biographical Notes||Hassall was first a soldier and then a farmer before becoming an artist. After studying at the Antwerp Academy and the Academie Julian in Paris he worked as an illustrator for the 'Sketch' between 1893 and 1912, before moving into poster design.
During a seven year contract with printers David Allen and Sons, Hassall designed trade and theatre posters. Influenced by the flat decorative patterns of Japanese prints these pre-war works were conceived in bright colours and strong outlines. They were also characterised by humorous subject matter, of which his famous 'Skegness is So Bracing' (1909) is typical.
In contrast Hassall's wartime posters, mainly in support of war charities, were more sombre. The emotive subject matter of works such as the 'Belgian Canal Boat Fund' (1915) linked him to other realist British poster artists such as Gerald Spenser Pryse and Frank Brangwyn.
Hassall continued to design posters up until the Second World War; 'Save Poland' was one of his last designs.
|Rights||Every effort has been made to trace copyright holders and gain permission for use of the images within this collection. We would be grateful for any information concerning copyright and will withdraw images immediately on copyright holder’s request.|
|Style Period Period||1914-1918|