C1915

Forward to victory. Enlist now

Artist:

Lucy Kemp-Welch (1869 - 1958)

Rare recruiting poster by Lucy Kemp Welch published by the Parliamentary Recruiting Committee. In December 1914, Kemp-Welch was engaged by the British Parliamentary Recruiting Committee to paint the artwork for the famous army recruitment poster, Forward! Forward to Victory Enlist … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Forward to victory. Enlist now

Date:

C1915

Artist:

Lucy Kemp-Welch (1869 - 1958)

Condition:

Small area replaced at top sheet edge, creases, otherwise in good condition. LAid onto archival linen.

Technique:

Lithograph printed in colour.

Paper Size: 

490mm 
x 760mm
AUTHENTICITY
Forward to victory. Enlist now - Antique Print from 1915

Genuine antique
dated:

1915

Description:

Rare recruiting poster by Lucy Kemp Welch published by the Parliamentary Recruiting Committee. In December 1914, Kemp-Welch was engaged by the British Parliamentary Recruiting Committee to paint the artwork for the famous army recruitment poster, Forward! Forward to Victory Enlist Now which she signed, ‘L.K.W.’

As in the rest of Europe, the outbreak of the First World War (1914-1918) was greeted with popular acclaim in Britain. Around 30,000 men were enlisting every day by the end of August 1914. By December 1915, over two million men had enlisted. Neither the Second World War nor more recent conflicts have generated anything like this degree of enthusiasm. Men enlisted for all manner of reasons, including patriotism, the desire to quit a boring job for an exciting adventure or the chance to see another country. Ref: National Army Museum

Collections:
Australian War Memorial: Accession Number ARTV00442
National Army Museum:  NAM. 1977-06-81-12
National Library Australia: Bib ID 6846889
Pritzker Military Museum: OCLC #: 14971104

Artist:

Lucy Elizabeth Kemp-Welch (1869-1958) was a British painter and teacher who specialised in painting working horses. She is best known for the paintings of horses in military service during World War One.

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