Ras-el-Ain [Syria]. James McBey, Britain.
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Ras-el-Ain [Syria]

1918. Etching, signed, titled and dated “July 1918-19” in plate lower right, numbered “48” and signed in ink in lower margin, 20 x 32.4cm.

From an edition of 76. “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. This etching shows the 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. (This subject was selected as a suitable introduction to a series of etchings dealing with the modern Crusade.)” Ref: Hardie & Carter #180.

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Item #CL175-106

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