Alfred Jodl

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Medium: Lithograph.
Print Image Size: 23 3/4 x 23 1/4 inches.
Print Edition: no edition (with 1 artist's proof).
Alternate Medium: Lithograph.
Ink(s): black.
Support: Rives BFK paper.
Portrait of German general Alfred Jodl. Text at the bottom reads "Alfred Jodl, born 1890, hanged 1946. 'My most profound confidence is based on the fact that at the head of Germany there stands a man who is by his development, his desires, and striving can only have been destined by fate to lead our people into a brighter future in defiance of all the views to the contrary. I must here testify that he is the soul not only of the political, but also of the military conduct of the war, and that the force of his willpower and creative riches of his thought animate and hold together the whole German Armed Forces, with respect to strategy, organization, and munitions of war… etc.' Jodl, Chief of Operations Armed Forces. On Feb. 28, 1953 he was pardoned posthumously." A first-state impression [CMA 2001.034.209] was printed on neutral Rives BFK paper with the last line of text handwritten and shifted to the left. There is also appliqué covering "TEG" in the word strategy, possibly correcting an A to an E.