(b. 1852, Beckó, d. 1919, Wien)

Wounded Soldier

Oil on canvas, 100 x 80 cm
Magyar Nemzeti Galéria, Budapest

When was broke out in 1914, Mednyánszky hastened to enlist in the army, but was refused admission on account of his advanced age. He then got himself sent to the front as a war correspondent artist and stayed there until the end of the war, portraying the scenes she witnessed in drawings and paintings alike. His portrayal of wounded soldiers are more sophisticated interpretations of his earlier paintings of tramps.

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