Credit National - Souscrivez pour la reconstitution des régions dévastées, circa 1920
Framed (ref: 5996)
Lithograph, printed by Joseph Charles
Inscribed: Pour facilitez la réparation des dommages causés par la guerre, souscrivez pour la reconstitution des régions dévastées
47 x 32 ins. (119 x 81 cm.)
War loan posters were almost certainly the largest category of posters produced between 1914 and 1919. They appealed to civilians' desire to aid the war effort rather than to any monetary value to be gained and were produced by all major countries and usually issued in series. Subscribers were often given a copy of the actually poster, hence the large number that surivive compared to other war posters. In France they were known as Emprunt National. In America they were referred to as Liberty Bonds, in Canada as Victory Loans, and In the United Kingdom as War Loans.
Rene Lelong was an illustrator and painter French, born April 1, 1871 in Arrou (France) and died in 1933 .
He won a bronze medal at the Salon of French Artists in 1895 and was a member from 1898. He made posters and illustrated many books and texts. He was part of
the jury in 1925 for the Contest Grand Prize Gustave Doré, alongside Georges Auriol , Carlègle , Maxime Dethomas , Raymond Escholier , Abel Faivre , Renefer , Auguste Roubille , Serveau Clement and René Vincent . He was a professor at the Académie Julian in 1879 to 1891 .
He illustrated the following works:
Mario Uchard , Uncle Barbassou illustration with B. Borrione, Paris, P. Ollendorff, 1897
Alfred Capus , Loser, drawings Rene Lelong, engraved on wood by Georges Lemoine , Paris, P. Ollendorff, 1900 
Theodore Botrel , Songs in clogs, George Ondet 1902 
Guy de Maupassant , Our heart, Collected Works illustrated by René Lelong, engraved on wood by G. Lemoine, Paris, Ollendorff, 1902
Guy de Maupassant , The Sisters Rondoli, Collected Works illustrated, woodcut G. Lemoine, Paris, P. Ollendorff, 1904 
Émile Zola, The Dream, 43 illustrations, Paris, P.Lafitte 1910
René Boylesve , The lesson of love in a park, Paris, Romagna, 1923
Abbe Prevost History of Chevalier des Grieux and Manon Lescaut, Paris, Javal and Bourdeaux 1927
Colette , Tendrils of vines, 35 aquatints , Kra Publishing, 1930
See all works by Rene Lelong