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Catalog Number 10645-4130
Title Print; John Falter; Offset Lithograph; In the Year of Our Lord; Esquire; 1943
Object Name Print
Description Color offset lithograph on white paper. A print of the painting "In the Year of Our Lord, 1943," by John Falter, which features a soldier in green fatigues standing on a hill overlooking a "Holy" city in the distance. The soldier has his gun resting on his shoulders, so that his shadow forms a cross. A plow sits in the dirt before him. Between the soldier and the city are demolished walls, trees, bushes, and a rocky landscape. The city is walled and many buildings are visible, including a church with a cross on the top. The painting is framed by a grey border. The title of the piece is printed beneath the image. The artist's signature is written on the lower right. Printed beneath the lower left corner of the print is the manufacturer's name and date: "(c) Esquire, Inc., 1943." Printed beneath the lower right corner of the print: "Painted Especially for Esquire."
Year Range from 1943
Year Range to 1943
Material Paper, Ink
Medium Offset Lithograph
Artist Falter, John P.
Made Esquire, Inc.
Place of Origin USA
Inscription Text John Falter
Height (in) 13.188
Width (in) 17.875
People Falter, John Philip, 1910-1982
Other Name Print
Event World War II
History This print is from a painting titled "In the Year of Our Lord, 1943". It was produced for Esquire magazine and was printed in the January 1944 issue. It was printed with a story, "Christmas Eve for Private Dill: The possible thoughts of a soldier from Centreville, U.S.A. now with X Company of Engineers in Palestine, December 24, 1943" by Paul Gallico.
Credit line John P. Falter, Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania
Collection Falter, John P. Collection