This woodcut by Albert August Toller (1825–1898), “Found and Lost Again,” is from the Franco-Prussian War of 1870–71. It provides a romantic depiction of a harsh reality of war: parents find their wounded son among the thousands of casualties conveyed from the battlefield to a hospital, only to witness his death from battlefield wounds. Whether or not it was the artist’s intention, the grieving father bears an uncanny resemblance to King Wilhelm I of Prussia (1797–1888).

“Found and Lost Again” (1870–71)

  • Albert AugustToller


Source: “Gefunden und wieder verloren” [“Found and Lost Again”]. Woodcut (1870–71) after a drawing by Albert August Toller.

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