Lithograph, very rare. 361 x 420mm (14¼ x 16½"). Chips and tear into upper edge. Repaired hole to lower left of image; pin hole to left.
The Hungarian freedom fighter surrounded by the monstrous figures of oppression, including skeletal Austrian and Russian officers and a creature coiling around his feet holding a blazing torch with a tail labelled 'Kain', as he steps forward to right to rescue a beautiful woman representing freedom who lies swooningin the lap of a gorgon, a broken sword and paper labelled 'Constitution' beside her. Gorgey Artur (1818-1916), the Hungarian soldier and chemist. He fought in the Hungarain uprising of 1848 and had several successes against the Austrian until the Russians intervened and he surrendered to the Russian General Rudiger at Vilagos in 1849. He was confined at Klagenfurt where he occupied himself with chemistry, until 1867 when he was pardoned and returned to Hungary. Very atmospheric image.
[Ref: 34626] £320.00