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"Five male profiles" by Reginald Mount, Post-1941, Charcoal on board.

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Five male profiles

"Five male profiles" by Reginald Mount, Post-1941

Catalogue ref: INF 3/333Links to the Catalogue


A softly coloured inter-allied/unity of strength poster, depicting five male profiles, aligned, reducing with distance. Space is given for over-printing of an associated message. The artist notes that the yellow tone is not intentional, but due to the discolouration of the paper (of which there was a shortage during the war).

Although no specific reference is made to the Soviet Union, this image is injected with more than a dash of heroic soviet realism, at a time when Russian soldiers and citizens were constantly held up as embodiments of various wartime virtues.