RAS-EL-AIN.

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James McBey


Ras-el-Ain.

Etching, 1919
Image size 8 x 13" (202 x 328 mm).
Good condition, printed on 18th-century laid paper.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 57625
Price: $700.00
Publisher :
"Ras-el-Ain, a fortress of the Crusaders, lies in the maritime plain a few miles north of the Jaffa-Jerusalem road. During the summer of 1918 the front line of the British forces ran to the north of the castle. The etching shows cavalry watering at a spring to the left of the fortress. High in the sky, shrapnel is bursting in the train of an aeroplane which is observing for the camouflaged artillery in the foreground to the right." - Hardie/CarterSigned in ink, inscribed "XV." 20th Century Subjects , Historical , World War I

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