This painting, a pen and watercolour picture, was created by the artist to capture the moment invasion. On 2 August 1914, the 29th infantry regiment entered Luxembourg City.
Luxembourg, a neutral country, became one of the first victims of the German military. The troops occupying the territory did not interfere in the country‘s internal affairs.
Pierre Blanc was born in 1872 in Luxembourg City. With a passion for painting, he went to Munich and Prague to perfect his artistic skills.
In 1898, he was the co-founder of the Cercle Artistique de Luxembourg. One of its most influential chairmen, he was appointed professor at the Ecole des Artisans in Luxembourg.
Mr Blanc also designed stamps for the Administration des Postes et Télécommunications, as well as medals and bank notes for the State Treasury.
He passed away in 1946, aged 74.
|Drawing:||Pierre Blanc (L)|
|Printing:||Four-colour high-resolution offset by Bpost Stamps Factory, Malines (B)|
|Format:||27.66 x 40.20 mm, 10 stamps per sheet|