Albert Huyot (Paris 1872 - Paris 1968)
Collage on the Theme of the First World War Sold
Black chalk, pencil, oil and mixed media collage on grey paper from a large sketchbook. Signed, dated and inscribed A. Huyot 1917 / Souvenir de Poperinghe at the lower centre.340 x 488 mm. (13 3/8 x 19 1/4 in.)ENQUIRE
The Belgian town of Poperinghe was the main military centre for Allied forces in Flanders during the First World War, and was surrounded by camps, headquarters, hospitals and supply depots. A few kilometers west of Ypres, Poperinghe was frequently the recipient of heavy German artillery bombardment but remained in Allied hands for most of the war. A military cemetery remains in the town today.
Possibly the posthumous Huyot studio sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot [Claude Robert], 19 April 1982, as part of lot 24 (‘env. 54 dessins “Croquis de Guerre 1914-1918” (Alsace, Lorraine, Vosges)’.