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Arthur Szyk lithograph

Object | Accession Number: 2002.113.3.8

The multi-colored lithograph represents Arthur Szyk's conception of the entire history of Switzerland. Flags of the 22 Swiss cantons edge the print, 11 on each side, and the flag of the free city of Vaud is located underneath"Switzerland." A depiction of William Tell and his son decorates the center top above"1291," the date of Swiss independence and the words"Suisse,""Schweiz," and"Svizzera," representing the three languages (French, German, and Italian) spoken in the country. The Swiss motto,"One for all and all for one," appears in both French and German above depictions of a clockmaker and a farmer. A Swiss flag fills in the lower half of the print.

Artwork Title
Title page for Switzerland
1949  (publication/distribution)
Object Type
Lithographs (aat)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Irvin Ungar
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:06:42
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